Our Priorities

We support work that promotes human dignity and defends the human rights of the most marginalised and excluded people.

We fund small to medium sized organisations
who work in these priority areas:

The human rights framework

Access to Justice

The Criminal Legal System and Penal Reform

Migrants and Refugees

Why these priorities?

Our focus is on supporting the most marginalised and excluded groups in the UK, who are often from communities experiencing poverty and racial injustice.

Upholding the human rights framework is a means of providing overall protection for everyone.

In supporting access to justice, we recognise that high-quality legal advice and representation is a powerful tool to help bring about both individual redress and systemic change.

People who migrate, are refugees or seeking asylum, and people in contact with the criminal legal system, are often the subject of negative public narrative – and work in these areas can be especially difficult to fundraise for.

If your work falls outside the priorities or criteria of the A B Charitable Trust, this page has more information on other sources of funding.