Please see here for information on the charities and work that we have funded in the past.
We usually fund organisations working solely in this priority area. For these organisations, core funding (unrestricted grants) or project funding (restricted grants) are both available. We are happy to give unrestricted funding so please don't create a project specially for us, but feel free to apply for project funding if that would most benefit your organisation at the current time.
Very occasionally we also accept restricted grant applications from organisations working more broadly, where the work that fits within our priorities forms a significant strand, and the organisation can show it is best placed to deliver the work. Find more information in our FAQs.
For us, a good organisation:
This is not a checklist but reflects our wish to work with partners
who aim to follow best practice and achieve real impact. We are likely
to be most interested in applications from organisations who are
achieving or consciously making steps towards the above.
Visit our grantholders page for information on the organisations and work that we have funded in the past.
Largest grant 2022/23
Average grant 2022/23
Smallest grant 2022/23
1. Application form
Basic information about your organisation, finances and your request for funding through a four-page application form (the questions can be reviewed in our guidance).
2. Other documents
a. A Word/ PDF document of 2 to 2 ½ pages to tell us about your work.
As you can see on our website, A B Charitable Trust usually provides unrestricted funding. We are happy for you to draw on material you may already have when you prepare this document, for example the narrative in your annual accounts, the text on your website, or funding proposals you may have worked on recently. You don’t have to create something new for us. We find it useful to know your background; aims and objectives; activities and achievements; the individuals/ groups who you work with; as well as your organisation’s values and approach. If you are applying for unrestricted funding, there is no need to include a budget outlining how you propose to spend the grant.
If you would like to apply for restricted/ project funding, please describe the project and provide a project budget. The budget can be in addition to your 2 page document. Please see our FAQ’s for further details on what we are likely to fund.
If you have been invited to submit a proposal for a special initiative or anchor grant, you may exceed the two-page maximum for your proposal. Your Grants Manager can provide more details.
Please note we only accept complete applications submitted through our online application form.
Following your application, we will contact you directly if we require any further information, which may include a phone call as part of the assessment.
b. Financial information including most recent audited/ examined financial accounts, current financial year figures, and projection (if your financial year is ending within the next 4 months).
c. A copy of your governing document/ constitution, and your safeguarding policy.
When you are ready to make an application, click on the apply button at the bottom of this page.
The form does not have to be completed within one session. If you choose to ‘save and resume later’, then you will be provided with a link so you can return to the page within 30 days. The attachments will not be saved between sessions, and so should be attached in your final session, before you submit (and a copy saved locally). If you have any difficulties submitting large files, please contact us directly.
We are proud to be working with 360Giving to share information about our grant making. Please note that if we offer you a grant, we will publish as open data information relating to the grant and your organisation.
All grant decisions are made at the absolute discretion of the Trustee Directors.
Our Grants Committee meets four times a year to assess and decide upon grant applications. The application deadlines for 2023/24 are as follows:
Decisions in April 2024
Decisions in July 2024
Decisions in October 2024