A B Charitable Trust

Registered charity number 1000147



The A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) is an independent, UK based grant-making organisation founded in 1990 that is concerned with promoting and defending human dignity.

ABCT supports charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances.

The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on:

  • migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
  • criminal justice and penal reform
  • human rights, particularly access to justice

If you are a charity working in any of these fields, please check the funding guidelines for our open programme. You are welcome to put in an application.

ABCT also undertakes special initiatives related to work in these fields, usually in collaboration with other funders and by invitation. For examples please see our latest annual report.

For its 25th anniversary in 2015 the Trust made a gift to establish the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford University.