Grant Program

AB Charitable Trust

Relevent Country: United Kingdom

The AB Charitable Trust is announcing applications for its Grant Program to support work that promotes human dignity and defends the human rights of marginalized and excluded people.
The foundation focuses on supporting the most marginalized and excluded groups in the UK, who are often from communities experiencing poverty and racial inequality.

People who migrate, are refugees or seeking asylum, and people involved in the criminal justice system, are often the subject of negative public narrative – and being unpopular causes, can be difficult to fundraise for. In supporting access to justice, they recognize that high-quality legal advice and representation is a powerful tool to help bring about both individual redress and systemic change.

Priority Areas

  • The foundation fund small to medium-sized charities work in three priority areas:
  • Migrants and refugees
  • The Justice System and Penal Reform
  • Human Rights, Particularly Access to Justice

Funding Information

  • Open program grants are usually between £10,000 to £20,000 and are awarded annually.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for their open programme, an applicant charity will:
  • Work in one of ABCT’s priority areas
  • Be registered as a UK charity, delivering work in the UK
  • Have an annual income between £150k and £1.5m
  • Have operated for at least a year and be able to provide a full year’s audited or independently examined accounts


  • Individuals
  • The promotion of religion
  • Capital appeals
  • Academic research
  • Charities with large national links