The AB Charitable trust is seeking applications for its grant program to support work that promotes human dignity and defends the human rights of marginalized and excluded people.
Their focus is 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.
- They fund small to medium-sized charities work in three priority areas:
- Migrants and refugees
- Criminal Justice and Penal Reforms
- Human Rights, Particularly Access to Justice
Open programme grants are usually between £10,000 to £20,000 and are awarded annually.
What do they Fund?
- The AB Charitable Trust works with charities that do any or all of the following:
- Provide specialist legal advice and representation
- Work to influence policy through e.g. strategic litigation or public law challenges
- Strengthen the sector and support charities delivering work in this area
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
- The promotion of religion
- Capital appeals
- Academic research
- Charities with large national links
For more information, visit https://abcharitabletrust.org.uk/apply