The Sigrid Rausing Trust : Supporting Human Rights

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:

  • 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.

Contact Details:

Sigrid Rausing Trust,
PO BOX 74062,
LONDON W11 9GR