The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has been formally launched today, on the 60th anniversary of the accession of the Queen to the throne.Sir John Major, chair of the trustees of the grantmaking trust, said that it aims to “to raise funds throughout the Commonwealth, and then work with strategic partners to identify charitable projects that will enrich the lives and opportunities of all its citizens” in order “to provide a lasting legacy for HM The Queen”. Donations will be accepted for the duration of the Jubilee Year. Online donations are being handled by BT MyDonate.The trust, first announced at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Perth, Australia in 2011, hopes that it will receive donations from across the Commonwealth as a way of honouring the Queen and her work.In particular the trust will invest in some projects which encourage generations to work together for the benefit of communities, and activities that bring Commonwealth citizens together across geographical boundaries.The Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma, also on the board of Trustees, said: “The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is an opportunity for Commonwealth citizens everywhere both to contribute and to be associated with initiatives that will ensure Her Majesty’s commitment and service are celebrated in ways that are to the enduring benefit of our global Commonwealth family.”Details about the trust’s planned investments and partnerships are not available at this stage but likely areas include tackling curable diseases, promoting all forms of education and culture and other Commonwealth priorities. Projects will be chosen by the Trustees, “who will consult widely before reaching decisions”.www.jubileetribute.org Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust launches AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 February 2012 | News Tagged with: Funding 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.