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Sigrid Rausing Trust

Organizational Mission:

SRT is a UK grantmaking foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally.

Its guiding principles are:

  • The Trust recognises the essential role of core funding.
  • It looks for good and effective leadership.
  • It is flexible and responsive to needs and opportunities.
  • It values clarity and brevity in applications and reports.
  • It establishes long term relationships with grantees.

Human Rights Program Mission

The Trust runs nine 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

Grantmaking Information
Activities Supported:
Capacity Building and Technical Assistance
Documentation, Monitoring, and Reporting
Learning, Training, and Events/Activities
New Media and Technology
Geographic Focus:
Latin America
North America
Western Europe
Central/Eastern Europe
Middle East and North Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
Caucasus and Central Asia
East Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Areas of human rights funding:
Freedom from Torture & Degrading Treatment
Freedom of Association and Expression
Human Rights Defenders
Peace and Security
Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health
Freedom of Religion and Conscience
Legal justice and systems
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Internally Displaced Persons
Immigrant Rights
Corporate Accountability
Transparency and Right to Information
How to apply:

The Trust does not accept unsolicited applications for funding. If you wish to let the Trust know about your work, you may send an email describing your organisation to research [at] srtrust [dot] org.">research [at] srtrust [dot] org. Programme officers review these on a regular basis, and if your organisation is of interest to the Trust they will make contact.

Organization Information
PO BOX 74062
W11 9GR
Contact Information
Contact Name:
Lucy Doig, Office Manager
Contact E-mail:

Last Updated: Nov 3, 2016