ABOUT US

The A B Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making organisation, founded in 1990 by Yves and Anne Bonavero to champion human dignity and support marginalised and excluded groups. The Trust has no endowment and is funded annually by the Bonavero family.

Our Values

Justice

We seek to support disenfranchised and forgotten groups

Collaboration

We aim to build mutually beneficial relationships with the people we work with

Learning

We are committed to learn from our grant making to inform future practice

Efficiency

We maintain high standards of administrative efficiency and cost effectiveness

The way we work

We work closely with others concerned with justice for marginalised groups, recognising that we can do more together than we can on our own.

Listening and building relationships is fundamental to our approach, as is being aware of how we fit in the ‘ecosystem’ of charities, funders, and civil society more broadly. We want to know that our funding adds value, given what others are doing, so that we achieve the best possible outcomes for the people we seek to support.

We like to support organisations who learn from their work and engage the voice and agency of marginalised and excluded people.

Key statistics

£3.7m

Funding total for 2020/21

£4.7m

What we plan to give in 2021/22

£23m Funding total to date

Funding total to date

Grants awarded 2020/21

Migrants and refugees

£0

Open programme

£985,000

Grants awarded

63

Eligible applications

108

Total applications

136

Special initiatives

£640,000

Anchor programme

£100,000

Criminal justice and penal reform

£0

Open programme

£520,000

Grants awarded

35

Eligible applications

72

Total applications

87

Special initiatives

£95,000

Anchor programme

£90,000

Human rights, particularly access to justice

£0

Open programme

£400,000

Grants awarded

24

Eligible applications

39

Total applications

84

Special initiatives

£805,000

Anchor programme

£130,000

Migrants and refugees

£0

Open programme

£985,000

Grants awarded

63

Eligible applications

108

Total applications

136

Special initiatives

£640,000

Anchor programme

£100,000

Criminal justice and penal reform

£0

Open programme

£520,000

Grants awarded

35

Eligible applications

72

Total applications

87

Special initiatives

£95,000

Anchor programme

£90,000

Human rights, particularly access to justice

£0

Open programme

£400,000

Grants awarded

24

Eligible applications

39

Total applications

84

Special initiatives

£805,000

Anchor programme

£130,000

    Find out more about how we fund

    Annual reports

    You can download the A B Charitable Trust’s Annual Report & Accounts as a PDF file.

    For more information on our grantmaking in recent years, please visit our grantholders page.