[foundation-board] New funder: The Sigrid Rausing Trust

Karin Christiansen karin at karinchristiansen.org
Wed Dec 9 10:49:55 UTC 2015

Great news. Congratulations!
On 9 Dec 2015 12:49, "Pavel Richter" <pavel.richter at okfn.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I would like to share some great news: The Sigrid Rausing Trust
> <https://www.sigrid-rausing-trust.org/> just informed me that they
> accepted our proposal for funding and are awarding Open Knowledge
> International 75.000 GBP of unrestricted funding for 2016.
> The Rausing Trust is known for its long-term relationships with grantees,
> and they are a key organization when it comes to unrestricted funding.
> They are also really selective of who they fund (proposals are by
> invitation only); so them accepting us is a great achievement by: you! It
> reflects on the great work that all of you have done for Open Knowledge
> International in the past, and it is a good indicator that we are on the
> right track as an organization.
> Thank you!
> Just one final note: Please do not share this news outside of the
> organization (Twitter / Facebook, etc). The Rausing Trust has asked us to
> coordinate any media announcement of this grant with them. We will talk
> about the grant sometime early next year in public.
> --
> Kind regards
> Pavel Richter
> Open Knowledge International
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