The Sikh Welfare Research Trust (SWRT) was established in 1997 to nurture, support and fund organisations and individuals involved in voluntary sector activities, research and human rights work regardless of their religion, race or nationality.

SWRT supports a broad range of activities based on the principles of Sikh philosophy which include alleviation of poverty, hunger and homelessness, social and economic housing, enjoyment and coexistence of different cultures, religions and people, principles and enjoyment of human rights, principles and enjoyment of economic and social rights and development, principles and advancement of social and political coexistence and pluralistic societies, advice on civil rights and general welfare, voluntary work action in social, legal and economic welfare.

SWRT will principally focus on the Sikh community with strong emphasis on partnerships and collaborations with other communities to benefit all. It will also work with assist other communities where the aims of the organization are consistent with those of SWRT

All human beings and communities co-existing with dignity and in harmony with each other with nature and with cosmos as taught by Sikhi..
To promote the principles of Sikh philosophy in the fields of voluntary sector activities, research and human rights work through projects and by supporting, funding and working in partnership with other organisations and individuals regardless of their belief, religion, race or nationality.




  • Funding research into the humanitarian principles of Sikhi and its application in society.
  • Prompting the development and welfare of minority, religious and refugee communities by sponsoring research into issues affecting all sections of these communities.
  • Funding projects with the objective of furthering the settlement and general welfare of such communities.
  • The Trust will sponsor the publication of the resulting materials, and provide an information and documentation service.

SWRT was established in 1997. It has held a number of events, accomplished some research projects mostly in collaboration with one or other of the organisations that it supports and has continued to support a number of voluntary organisations over the period.


The organisation has been supporting the following for a number of years by providing administrative support, office space at times and grants.

  • Sikh Human Rights Group
  • British Sikh Consultative Forum
  • Gurseva Project

From time to rime smaller projects have been supported


Any organisation that fulfils the criteria of the objects and work of SWRT can apply for a grant. Grants are given on availability of funds. Grants can be applied for at any time.

To initiate a request, please fill in the attached form and email it to

AVAILABLE GRANTS To be announced