Our Mission

Anne's message and our work

On her 13th birthday Anne Frank was given a diary in which she recorded her thoughts and feelings before and whilst in hiding. Following Anne's death in Bergen-Belsen in 1945, her father, Otto Frank, published her diary to help challenge the hatred that had killed his daughters.

Founded in 1990, the Anne Frank Trust UK uses Anne's life and inspirational message as an anchor to educate people about damage caused by all forms of prejudice and discrimination. The Trust enters the lives of young people across the country when they are likely to be at their most vulnerable and impressionable and imbues in them the importance of positive attitudes, personal responsibility and respect for others.

We do this through educational projects in schools, prisons and communities across the UK.

A message from our Chair

The Anne Frank Trust is a driving force, educating young people in some of the most deprived and divided communities in the UK, with the aim of eradicating prejudice and discrimination and imbuing knowledge and skills to build a firm foundation for their lives ahead.

Daniel Mendoza

 

A message from our vice president

Anne Frank was a sparkling and intelligent teenager whose life was cut cruelly short by murderous racial hatred. Through our exhibitions, training programmes and campaigns, the Anne Frank Trust, the British educational organisation that proudly bears Anne's name, has been imparting her vision of a more just and humane world to thousands of young people per year, inspiring them to become active responsible individuals. From its humble beginnings,our work now reaches several regions across the UK, but we know that there is more, so much more to do.

Gillian Walnes MBE

 

A message from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

I wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the Anne Frank Trust for being recognised by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission as one of the few organisations in the UK who are effective when tackling prejudice-related behaviour amongst young people.

I was pleased to note that the research commissioned by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, which examined projects nationwide, found that only nine interventions were able to demonstrate that their programmes were robustly evaluated and give meaningful results. The fact that the Anne Frank Trust was amongst the highest ranking of these proven interventions is worth celebrating.

I would like to thank you for all your hard work. I am really pleased that my Department is contributing to Anne’s legacy by ensuring that her inspiring story is never forgotten, but used to challenge and prevent all forms of hate crime in the long term.

 

GOVERNANCE

The Anne Frank Trust UK received charitable status in 1991

We operate under a licence agreement with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

The Anne Frank Trust UK is a registered company, limited by guarantee (02612141)

We are regulated by:

The Charity Commission for England and Wales - charity number: 1003279

The Scottish Charity Regulator - charity number: SC040488

STRUCTURE

As a UK charity, we are governed by a Board of Trustees. The trustees help direct our work and oversee the senior management team, who are responsible for the Trust’s day-to-day running.

Actress Naomie Harris, renowned for her recent roles as Miss Moneypenny in Skyfall and Winnie Mandela, has kindly agreed to become the Trust’s latest patron.   See this short interview above (CLICK on the 4 arrows symbol to make it full screen) where Naomie explains why she feels the Trust’s work is so important.