Sigrid Rausing Trust

The Sigrid Rausing Trust is a UK grantmaking foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £250 million to human rights organisations all over the world.

Our guiding principles are:

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  • We recognise the value of core funding.
  • We look for good and effective leadership.
  • We are flexible and responsive to needs and opportunities.
  • We value clarity and brevity in applications and reports.
  • We look to establish long-term relationships with grantees.

The Trust runs nine main programmes:

Advocacy, Research and Litigation
Detention, Torture and Death Penalty
Human Rights Defenders
Free Expression
Transitional Justice
Women’s Rights
LGBTI Rights
Xenophobia and Intolerance
Transparency and Accountability

The 2016 Trust budget is £22.6 million. Please note that we identify potential grantees through research and field work, and we do not accept unsolicited applications.

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Contact Details:

Sigrid Rausing Trust,
PO BOX 74062,


  1. It is nice to see the group and foundation those who are working for the human rights. Now it is badly need to support on this issue where in every second rights of the people are being violated by the power and by the people those who are in the leading position of the society. Like person with disability from all caste, religion, groups and corner of the society are being oppressed and being cornered as they are not looking same, not being able to do the work like others, not being able to move with others. when others find some people need additional support from there they are leaving them due to time and resource shortage. So in this situation like your initiative will be a great support to keep up the momentum of the human being equally. We are an organization working for the equal rights and dignity of the vulnerable people of the society. If there is any scope to work together that will be great help of Bangladesh.

    shahidul haque

  2. Avatar SINGH RAJ TAMANG says

    I am Singh Raj Tamang from Tupche-4,Nuwakot District, country- Nepal and would like to inform that most of our women are trafficking from this district to India every years so that we are going to protect them and transformed them in the society with their right so we need a small fund to do this work.Therefore, can we apply for the grant to your organization?

    Best wishes,
    Singh Raj Tamang
    Hope Foundation Trust Nepal.

  3. Avatar Women & Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (WAGEP) says

    We are a group of Liberian working with very poor women and less fortunate adolescent girls
    in areas of women’s Rights,teenage pregnancy,Healthcare,etc.
    We are kindly seeking your financial support to enable us address the plights of our people.

    Thank you,
    Jessica Barpaye
    Executive Director (WAGEP)

    • Avatar Naeem Rasool says


      I have done MBA (HRM), my LLB is in process, and approx 12 years managerail experiences in prestegious organizations of Pakistan. My wife has done MSc (Economic) & teaching experiences in reptable schools.

      Now we are planning to established a unique school for childs where we focus on quality of eduction. We are facing shortage of funds.

      Can some one give us funds to establis a unique school.


      Naeem Rasool