Sigrid Rausing Trust


Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Sigrid Rausing Trust (SRT) is a “UK grant making foundation, founded in 1995 by Sigrid Rausing to support human rights globally. Since then, the Trust has given away approximately £299 million to human rights organisations all over the world.”
  • The Trust states: “Since all political parties or movements, and all governments, have the potential to abuse human rights, we ask that our grantees’ commitment to human rights transcend political loyalties.”
  • SRT supports numerous NGOs active in the Arab-Israeli conflict, some of which engage in anti-Israel delegitimization campaigns and promote a narrow political agenda inconsistent with the stated principles.


  • In 2021, total income was £119.9 million; total expenses were £17.1 million.
  • SRT’s finances are transparent, with past and current grantees listed clearly and details such as amounts and project duration provided.
  • SRT states that it funds organizations, not projects: “Most of our grants take the form of core grants, or in other words grants that are not ear-marked for specific projects…We believe that organisations are more imaginative and innovative if they are able to follow their own ideas rather than donor-driven projects.” (emphasis added)
  • One of SRT’s “Guiding Principles” is “long-term relationships with grantees.” It is unknown if and how SRT evaluates long-term grantees, and how SRT responds to false claims, bias and political exploitation of human rights by its grantees.

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NGO RecipientAmountDuration
Al Mezan£330,0002013-2018
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)£1,125,0002010-2021
Aswat – Palestinian Gay Women£150,0002016-2019
Breaking the Silence£310,0002020-2023
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation Of Support To Human Rights Defenders£900,0002021-2024
EuroMed Rights£450,0002020-2023
Forensic Architecture£150,0002023-2024
Gisha – Legal Center For Freedom Of Movement£590,0002010-2020
International Commission Of Jurists£360,000 2019-2022
Physicians For Human Rights - Israel£985,0002011-2021
Social TV£572,0002010-2022
Military Court Watch£15,0002018-2019
World Organisation Against Torture£525,0002021-2024
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies£100,0002021-2022
Oakland Institute£225,0002021-2024

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