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Our Partners and Supporters

Cara receives financial and in-kind support for its work from a variety of organisations. We and our beneficiaries offer heartfelt thanks for their continued support.

Current Supporters

All charities need funds, and Cara and its beneficiaries offer heartfelt thanks for donors’ continued support. A number of funders have requested anonymity, but Cara is happy publicly to acknowledge the generosity of the following:

April Trust

British Academy

Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust

Eddie Dinshaw Foundation

Fondation Liber

French Huguenot Church of London Charitable Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Harbour Foundation

Mellon Foundation

Northern Consortium

Open Society Foundations

Rob Granieri Fund

Sir Hans Krebs Trust

Sir Joseph Hotung Charitable Settlement

Springer Nature Limited

Texel Foundation

UK Universities


Whitaker Charitable Trust

Wolfson Foundation

Worshipful Company of World Traders

We are grateful to Goodenough College and International Student House, who both provide generous scholarships to cover accommodation costs for Cara Fellows in London.

We would like to acknowledge also the valuable support given to our Syria Programme by Columbia Global Centers in Istanbul, by Elsevier, by Cambridge University Press and by the Society for Research into Higher Education.

Cara also receives a number of donations in memory.

Past Supporters

A B Charitable Trust, Arcadia, Ali Al Ferzat, The Bromley Trust, Calverts, Camu Art Ltd, The Cartoon Museum, The Columbia University Middle East Research Centre, David and Claudia Harding Foundation, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, Econet, Edina Trust, Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation, European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, European Refugee Fund, Freedom House,The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, The Funding Network, Fungal Infection Trust, Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Graduate Women International, ICORN, Jacaranda Images, Jamie Mason, John Innes Centre, Kohn Foundation, Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation, Minerva, Mosaic Syria, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Network for Social Change, New Hall Art Collection, Newby Trust, The Nuffield Foundation, Redevco Foundation, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, Society for General Microbiology, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Pentagram Designs Ltd, The Philanthropic Collaborative, Private Eye, The Rayne Foundation, Sir Tim Rice, The Rothschild Foundation, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Staffords Gallery, ToonPool, Vodafone Foundation ‘World of Difference’, The Westminster Abbey Votive Candle Fund.

Cara Fellow from Syria

“As the war went on, with no foreseeable ending, I knew that those dreams were on the verge of being lost. I thought I would have to enlist in the military and all I felt was despair … Cara saved my dreams from dying. Its understanding and compassion gave me hope again.”

Cara Fellow from Syria