What we do

The Trust runs ten grant-making programmes, organised under three themes:

Human Rights
We support human rights and the rule of law, particularly in repressive or transitional societies.

Fairness and Inclusion
We support work defending minorities and marginalised people in hostile environments. We take a particular interest in combatting gender-based violence and discrimination against women.

The Environment
We fund conservation initiatives, advocacy on toxins and pollution, and work on corruption.

In addition, we make occasional grants in other fields.

Our programmes

Other grants

In addition we run a Miscellaneous Fund, a Major Gifts Fund and a Trustees’ Small Grants scheme to support the Trust’s wider philanthropic remit.

Where we work

The Trust is active in a number of regions. It has a particular interest in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, North Africa and South Africa.