Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is Queen to more than 2 billion people living in 16 Commonwealth Realms, and Head of the Commonwealth of 54 independent countries. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has been established to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s unrivalled 60 year contribution to the Commonwealth and a life of public service. The Trust gives citizens and governments across the Commonwealth and beyond the opportunity to create a lasting tribute to Her Majesty.
Establishment of the Trust was announced at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia in 2011. Former British Prime Minister The Rt Hon Sir John Major is Chairman of its Board of Trustees (see the organisation chart), which includes the Commonwealth Secretary General.
Trust investments aim to make a real and enduring impact on the lives of those who live within the Commonwealth, across all generations and geographical boundaries. The Trust will work with carefully chosen partner charities and organisations to deliver iconic projects within its five year life span that are a fitting and enduring tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.
The Trust is open to donations from individuals, groups, organisations and companies, both inside and outside the Commonwealth, for the duration of the Jubilee Year.