About Us - GRTUK

About Us

Team GRT – Our Humble Beginnings

Team GRT – Our Humble Beginnings In 2009, a group of friends came together on a charity deployment and spent the next few years supporting various campaigns and appeals across the world. The group were inspired by experiencing first-hand the depths of deprivation and need, as well as the opportunity to make a significant difference to communities all over the globe in desperate circumstances. They decided to make it a permanent venture and thus Global Relief Trust (GRT) was born. In the last few years, GRT have been successfully working in over a dozen countries, including Bangladesh, Yemen, Burundi, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Kashmir and with the Rohingya refugees. GRT have provided essentials such as food, water, clothing, medical equipment, education as well as developing sustainable projects.

We can attest to that fact that it is thanks to our regular donors that the wheels of our organisation continue to turn so effectively. By joining the GRT Family Scheme with a monthly direct debit, no matter how small, you are enabling us to maintain our projects and plan ahead for the future so that when disaster strikes anywhere in the world, we are ready and our delivery can be immediate and efficient.

Join the global family now and help make the difference.


To eradicate poverty in the world.


To serve communities and individuals around the world to become productive, self-supporting and flourish.

Our Values


We believe that the well being and protection of every life is of paramount importance, coupled with a strong desire to help ease and eradicate this suffering while respecting the dignity of the beneficiary.


Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by the excellence in our delivery of aid to our beneficiaries and strong desire to help ease the suffering


We support life to provide the most effective aid equally to all, irrespective of gender, colour, creed, race, religion or political persuasion.

 Accounting and Transparency

We believe in being open and honest about our work, exploring the challenges we face and sharing our successes, while maintaining good rapport with stakeholder

A note from the Chairman – Zilu Miah

“It’s been an amazing past few years as Global Relief Trust have gone strength to strength in order to achieve our aim to help those in need globally. We have had significant growth, always ensuring that our beneficiaries, the most vulnerable, are at the heart of everything we do.  This year, we have expanded into Africa for the first time, opening offices in Burundi and forging new partnerships in South Africa; our flagship projects in Burundi are ensuring that time we are delivering aid to a nation that has been forgotten. 2019 also saw us working in Lebanon, providing emergency relief to over 10,000 Syrian Refugees. We would like to thank everyone who has been on this journey with us so far and for all the contributions you have made – your donations have both saved lives AND changed lives in such a positive way. You are the real heroes.