Action on Addiction brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and those living with people who suffer problems of addiction. It is the UK’s only charity working across the addiction field in treatment, professional education to honours degree level, support for families and children, research, and campaigns.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust provides annual grants towards the charity’s Cloud House treatment centre.

For more information please visit our action on addiction page

Athelstan Museum is enormously grateful to The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust for its support in enabling The Friends of Athelstan Museum to buy the Moravian Church in Malmesbury.

This is an historic building in a grave state of disrepair. Thanks to the Trust, it has become a valuable resource for the museum, which will enable it to grow and provide provision for increased educational outreach programmes for primary and secondary children and for specific educational events for adults.


The Black Sea MAP seeks to further understanding of the origins of the Black Sea boundaries and how sea level change impacted early mankind. Did the waters flood into the Black Sea causing significant disruption, or was the rise one over many decades and centuries?

The expedition is the largest underwater archaeological of its kind with the purpose of mapping submerged ancient landscapes. The Project was conceived by Hans K Rausing who established the Expedition and Education Foundation to commission the project. The Foundation’s work is funded by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.

For more information please visit our black sea map page

Canterbury is England’s oldest Cathedral, founded in 597, and its architecture, stained glass and collections together chart the history of a nation as the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury and as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Welcoming a million visitors each year, Canterbury Cathedral is the home of a community of people who seek to make the Cathedral a place of welcome, learning and holiness.

Today, Canterbury hosts some 2,400 services and events each year and welcomes visitors from around the world, including 100,000 schoolchildren. The Cathedral remains a significant place of pilgrimage, ignited by the martyrdom of Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170, and captured beautifully by Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales. 

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust provided a grant for the restoration/replacement of the Cathedral’s Great South Window.

For more information please visit our Canterbury Cathedral page

CW+ is the charity for The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has been long standing supporters and recently announced the largest ever pledge made to the hospital towards a new Intensive Care Unit. In addition, the Trust assisted in the construction of a new state-of-the-art cinema facility at the Hospital which has been used by nearly 3000 patients since it first opened.

For more information please visit our cw plus page

Greenhouse Sports believes in the power of sport to raise the aspirations of young people and help them reach their full potential. The London-based sport for development charity delivers high-quality sport programmes in schools that give young people the opportunity to develop transferable life skills and access valuable coaching and mentorship. Since 2002, over 40,000 young people have participated on Greenhouse Sports programmes.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust provided a grant to assist in the purchase and redevelopment of the charity’s new state-of-the-art sports centre project, transforming a deconsecrated church in Marylebone. Completed in May 2018, and with support from the Trust, the new Greenhouse Centre provides a safe and welcoming space for young people from the local area and beyond to access the same high-quality coaching and mentoring on which the charity has built its success.

For more information please visit our Greenhouse Sports page

Grit (formerly known as Youth at Risk) provides opportunities for people to break through limitations with a focus on enabling young adults to lead flourishing lives and build connected communities. We believe that when you change your thinking, you can change your world. And our programmes are designed to do just that. We work with young people and the adults that support them, to change the way they think so that they can radically alter their outcomes in life.

The Julia & Hans Rausing Trust has supported Grit since 2014. The Trust’s most recent support has enabled Grit to re-establish our flagship ‘Community Transformation Programme’ in five communities across the UK, supporting young people living in very challenging circumstances, experiencing significant disadvantage and isolation.

for more information please visit our page on Grit

The Royal Foundation is grateful for the support of The Julia & Hans Rausing Charitable Trust for its support of its major mental health initiative Heads Together, to end stigma around mental health and develop innovative new mental health services for those most in need. In partnership with eight inspiring charities, Heads Together is helping to change the national conversation on mental health.

For more information please visit our heads together page

The London Library, founded in 1841, is one of the world’s most eminent literary institutions. The library contains over one million books, dating from 1700, as well as providing members spaces to work. The London Library has been associated with the most famous writers, including Charles Dickens and George Eliot, whilst William Gladstone was on the Library’s first committee.

The Library is currently redeveloping its basement to become an educational space, which has been supported by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. The area will become a base for its outreach programmes.

Please click here for more information about the London Library

The Royal Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to ending the pain and suffering caused by osteoporosis, and improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

For more information please visit our nos page

The National Portrait Gallery houses the world’s most extensive collection of portraits. Founded in 1856 and located just off Trafalgar Square, the Gallery ranks among the UK’s top ten most popular visitor attractions, and welcomed over 2 million visitors in 2016. As one of the only national collections to commission art works, it combines contemporary pieces with the historical, making the Gallery a living archive of Britain’s most influential and famous figures.

In support of the Gallery’s 2016 exhibition programme, the Trust gave a major grant to support the first exhibition of portraits by Sir Howard Hodgkin CH (1932-2017). Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends traced the artist’s distinctive contribution to portraiture and unveiled his last self-portrait, Portrait of the Artist Listening to Music (2011-16).

For more information please visit our National Portrait Gallery page

Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play.

Place2Be works with 282 primary and secondary schools, reaching a school population of 116,000 children, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.

For more information please visit our place 2 be page

The Prince’s Trust was launched in 1976 by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to provide the UK’s most disadvantaged young people with an alternative to a life of hardship. Those helped are often suffering a crisis in self-esteem and tremendous barriers, such as depression or anxiety, living with a disability, growing up in care, or leaving prison. The Trust’s programmes give them the means and inspiration to stabilise their circumstances and achieve independence through education, employment, or even by starting their own business.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has made a grant of £5 million to transform the life chances of thousands of vulnerable young people in Bristol and the South West, as our Lead Patron in the region. The Prince’s Trust is deeply grateful for this exceptional support, which is vital to our UK-wide expansion plans to help one million young people in the next decade.

For more information please visit our prince's TRust page

The Trust has supported the Royal Albert Hall on several projects most notably in 2016 via a £5 million grant. This grant is the largest single donation in the 145 year history of the Grade I Listed building and allows the Hall to progress the final phase of the £37m development programme being undertaken to further improve artists’ and front of house facilities. 

In recognition of the Trust’s historic support, the Council of the Royal Albert Hall announced its intention to rename the Circle seating level ‘The Rausing Circle’.

For more information please visit our Royal Albert Hall page

The Royal Opera House aims to enrich people’s lives through opera, music and dance. Both on and off stage, our work is inspiring, innovative and unashamedly ambitious. We are one of the busiest theatres in the world, in 16/17 delivering 368 performances and over 1,000 learning and participation sessions. We achieved 95% occupancy and over 1.1m attendances in Covent Garden and in cinemas worldwide last year, with even more people experiencing our work via broadcasting and digital activity. Presenting a varied programme of heritage works and new commissions each year, we ensure ticket prices are kept affordable through targeted ticket schemes for families, students, communities and school groups. 29% of tickets are £30 or less, 35% of tickets are £40 or less and 44% of tickets are £50 or less.

Our successful Learning and Participation programme is central to the work of the ROH. We are proud that last year almost 30,000 people participated in a learning project or with even more attending as first-time audiences. Whether we are working with visually impaired adults through ballet or inspiring school children with their first experience of the performing arts, all our projects are built on the foundations of passion, ambition and inclusivity. We aim to deepen participants’ understanding of our art forms, but also to discover and develop their individual talents, creative skills and interests and to help them achieve and exceed their personal goals.

We are enormously grateful to Julia and Hans Rausing for their support of the Royal Opera House and The Royal Ballet with a significant gift directed to specific Royal Ballet heritage works and new productions.

for more information please visit our royal opera house page

The Substance Abuse Foundation Inc. (SAF) is a registered charity of Barbados, established in 1996 to fight the harmful impact of illicit drugs and alcohol on the shattered lives of citizens and their families in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. Verdun House is a 12-Step Plus residential treatment facility for men. The Substance Abuse Foundation also provide a facility for women at Marina House.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust provides annual grants towards the charity's two residential treatment programmes, Verdun House for men and Marina House for women.

For more information please visit our saf page

Screw Cancer is a charity established to help cancer patients to find clarity in managing the challenge of their illness.  We have identified the need for an app, where information specific to each individual patient can be uploaded on departure from hospital, with all the key contacts and vital facts stored in a single place on your own mobile device. 

With support from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, Screw Cancer is bringing medical professionals together with the technical and creative talent required to build, trial and promote this app. Diagnosis of cancer is confusing and frightening and our goal is to create a useful, personal tool that will give all cancer patients and their families clarity and positive support.

For more information please visit our page on Screw Cancer

T21 is a charity aimed at supporting young people with Down’s Syndrome with the opportunity to work. T21 is building a café which will be run by people with Down’s Syndrome and provide the opportunity for people to socialise and to go along to classes.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has supported the charity fund a new café in Cambridgeshire, which will act as a hub to provide meaningful work opportunities and experiences, and provide people with Down’s Syndrome the opportunity to gain valuable, life changing skills.

For more information, please see our T21 page

The Big Give Trust established an emergency match funding campaign in the hours following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower via it's website A generous gift from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust, alongside several other contributions from companies and philanthropists, was used to double public donations to the appeal which supported the K&C Foundation. To date the appeal has raised over £2.5m which will help meet the needs of ex-Grenfell Tower residents, the next of kin of those who lost their loved ones and the community.

For more information please visit our page on The Big Give

The Black Stork Charity, or The DNRC Charity as it is now known, was established in May 2011 to raise funds and to facilitate the design, management and construction of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre at the Stanford Hall Estate near Loughborough. It will be one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres for the armed forces and the nation, providing the best possible care to people with very serious and often life-changing injuries, getting them back to mobility, fitness and back to work.

The project is under construction and due to be handed over to the MOD in 2018.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has provided two grants as part of the new £300 million rehabilitation centre. The project is due to be handed over to the MOD in June 2018.

For more information please visit our dnrc page

The Forward Trust empowers people to break the cycles of addiction or crime and move forward with their lives. Forward services have supported thousands of people to make positive changes and build productive lives with a job, family, friends and a sense of community.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust provided three grants towards the Forward Trust’s apprenticeship scheme, their recovery support initiative and their recovery enterprise fund.

For more information please visit our RAPT page

The Hop Skip & Jump Foundation is a charity offering flexible, immediate and sustained respite care for parents and carers of children will all types of special needs and life-limiting illnesses. The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has assisted with the development and running costs of their Cotswold Centre in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

For more information please visit our hop skip & jump page

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance; a spiritually uplifting place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. It is a living and lasting memorial.

Since planting began in 1997, the National Memorial Arboretum has been a special place honouring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways.

The Arboretum was officially opened to the public in May 2001.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust provided a donation towards the building of a new visitors' centre.

For more information please visit our National Memorial Arboretum page

Founded in 1989, the Hospice was originally called The Five Towns Plus Hospice.  A short time later, Her Majesty the Queen gave permission for the Hospice to use its current the name, The Prince of Wales Hospice.

The Prince of Wales Hospice cares for patients with any life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic heart and lung disease. The hospice cares for anyone over the age of 18, either as a visiting out-patient, or on our ward where it offers 24-hour specialist care. The Hospice helps people live better with their illness, with over half who stay with the hospice eventually returning home. Many choose the safety and dignity of our Hospice for care at the end of their life.

In the summer of 2016 its Incare bedrooms were upgraded along with the hydrotherapy bathroom, ward reception areas and the conservatory, which is now a communal garden-room offering a social space for patients and visitors. Now, all 13 single bedrooms and the family room are furnished and equipped to the highest possible standards. This project was very generously funded by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.


As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust provided the donation for the redevelopment of the Lecture Theatre as a gift to Hans Kristian’s father, Hans Rausing, to mark his 90th birthday and philanthropic endeavours.


The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is a registered charity, established in 1998 to protect the elderly and vulnerable living in Wiltshire who have become, or are at risk of becoming, victims of house crime or domestic abuse. The home should be a place the elderly and vulnerable feel safe in, however, the level of confidence they feel once this has been violated is life changing and severely detrimental to their well-being and health. The Trust carries out full security and fire risk assessments before fitting appropriate security measures to ensure the home owner now feels secure in their own home. This service and equipment are provided free to all eligible clients. 

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust’s donations have helped us secure over 1,650 homes in the past couple of years for which we would like to express our deepest gratitude. 


Transparency International is an organisation that aim is to rid the world of corruption. It promotes changes in values, attitudes and behaviours, taking advantage of the UK’s position as a global political and economic leader. It aims to make sure the UK is not a safe haven for corruption, and tackles corruption around the globe in all areas of society.

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has provided a grant to Transparency International, supporting its work, promoting business integrity and eradicating corrupt money from the UK.

For more information Please visit out transparency international page

Winston’s Wish support children, young people and their families after the death of a parent, sibling or primary carer. The Winston’s Wish Freephone National Helpline provides advice and support to family members and professionals caring for a bereaved child. Three regional services offer face-to-face support to grieving children and their families. This includes working with children individually, in families and in groups.  The Trust has generously donated to the Gloucestershire project within the South West region. The support of the Trust is greatly appreciated and is enabling Winston’s Wish to help more bereaved children and young people look to brighter futures.

For more information please visit OUR PAGE ON Winston's Wishes

Founded in 2000, the Institute for Cancer Vaccines and Immunotherapy is the only national charity in the UK devoted exclusively to funding research into cancer immunotherapy and vaccines.  Both its research and other studies around the world have shown that this approach works and has enabled many patients to live longer and enjoy a better quality of life.

Recent funding from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has allowed the Institute to employ a consultant investigator to co-ordinate a series of clinical trials for a variety of cancers.  The institute hopes that this important project will allow it to translate more of our findings into the clinic.