Giving Philosophy

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust seeks to make life better by providing funding within three areas: Health and Wellbeing, Welfare and Education, and Arts and Culture. By supporting charitable initiatives within these areas, the Trust aims to foster a healthy society that gives care to those in need, provides opportunity for all, and offers inspiring cultural engagement.

Giving Areas

Health and Wellbeing

Giving in this area aims to improve people’s wellbeing and healthcare outcomes. This is accomplished through support of medical research and improved facilities for patient care, fostering positive mental health and providing care for those in need.

The main areas of interest are:

  • Research, clinical facilities and patient care
  • Mental health and addiction recovery
  • Disability, aged and palliative care

Welfare and Education

Giving in this area supports equality of opportunity for all. This is accomplished through work that tackles poverty and disadvantage, especially where this helps improve life chances through education, training or work.

The main areas of interest are:

  • Poverty and disadvantage
  • Young people
  • Criminal justice reform and rehabilitation

Arts and Culture

Giving in this area supports major art and cultural institutions, as well as heritage sites of national significance. The aim is to increase understanding of and improve access to many of these places. This is achieved through improvements to physical spaces and by programmes facilitating access and learning.

The main areas of interest are:

  • Museums and galleries
  • Performing arts
  • Heritage sites and historic buildings

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust does not accept unsolicited applications for funding, except through time-limited opportunities such as the Charity Survival Fund.
Existing grantees can get in touch with us by writing to the postal address on the Contact page or sending an email to