Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is head of a Commonwealth of more than 2 billion people living in 53 independent countries, and Queen to 16 Commonwealth Realms.
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the 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, 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 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.