Grant maker

Ab Charitable Trust

http://abcharitabletrust.org.uk
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Who they support

Applications are particularly welcomed from charities working to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, criminal justice and penal reform, human rights, particularly access to justice.

Grant criteria

ABCT supports UK registered charities working where human dignity is imperilled and where there are opportunities for human dignity to be affirmed. ABCT does not normally fund charities with large national or international links. ABCT tends to support charities with annual income between £150k and £1.5m that do not have substantial investments or surpluses.

Grant details

Typically £10-20,000

Application procedure

Online application form, quarterly review dates


Grants made

Over the last five years they've made 279 significant donations totalling £3,473,000

When Amount Grantee To be used for
31/12/2017 £15,000 Circles South West £15,000 towards the Prison Project (working with men pre release, through the gate and on into the community)
31/12/2017 £10,000 Hibiscus Initiatives £10,000 towards legal clinics to support foreign national BMER women
31/12/2017 £15,000 AIRE Centre £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £15,000 North East Law Centre £15,000 towards core costs for the Specialist Education advice service
31/12/2017 £10,000 Asylum Welcome £10,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £20,000 Avon and Bristol Law Centre £20,000 towards the running costs of the asylum and immigration team
31/12/2017 £15,000 OPEN DOOR NORTH EAST £15,000 towards Asylum Support Project Workers salary and related core costs
31/12/2017 £15,000 West Yorkshire Community Chapliancy Project £15,000 towards 'through the gate' work
31/12/2017 £20,000 North of England Refugee Service £20,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £15,000 BOUNCE BACK FOUNDATION £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £15,000 Greenwich Housing Rights £15,000 towards the Greenwich Migrant Hub
31/12/2017 £20,000 Afghan Association Paiwand £20,000 towards the post of Advocacy Service Manager
31/12/2017 £15,000 Slough Refugee Support £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £15,000 Nottingham Arimathea Trust £15,000 towards core costs and salaries
31/12/2017 £10,000 Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre £10,000 towards legal advice for asylum seekers
31/12/2017 £20,000 Praxis Community Projects £20,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £10,000 Yarl's Wood Befrienders £10,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £10,000 Venture Scotland £10,000 towards the Pathfinder project, a partnership programme with Police Scotland for 40 young people.
31/12/2017 £10,000 Project Seventeen (AKA Project 17) £10,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £10,000 Cleveland Housing Advice Centre CIO (CHAC) £10,000 towards CHAC's on the job training programme
31/12/2017 £15,000 Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality £15,000 towards a Project Officer/ Practice Manager for the Suffolk Law Centre
31/12/2017 £15,000 Detention Action £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2017 £10,000 Refugee Survival Trust £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £20,000 Refugee and MIgrant Centre £20,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 The Prison Phoenix Trust £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 Direct Help & Advice £10,000 towards the salary of a Solicitor/ Caseworker
30/09/2017 £10,000 Action in the Community Trust - t/a The Speakeasy £10,000 towards a Solicitor focusing on support of clients accused of benefit fraud.
30/09/2017 £10,000 Southwark Law Centre £10,000 towards core costs of the immigration team
30/09/2017 £10,000 The Comfrey Project £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 The Footprints Project £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £20,000 Helen Bamber Foundation £20,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 Bedfordshire Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support (BRASS) £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £15,000 Disability Law Service £15,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £20,000 Action Foundation £20,000 towards the salary of the Action Hosting Co-ordinator. Action Hosting matches destitute asylum seekers to a volunteer offering a spare room.
30/09/2017 £10,000 Room to Heal £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 Kainos Community £10,000 towards the 2nd year of the Pathways to Change pilot project, delivering community rehabilitation for ex-offenders.
30/09/2017 £15,000 Hope Projects £15,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex and London (RAMFEL) £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 Feltham Community Chaplaincy Trust £10,000 towards core salary costs
30/09/2017 £10,000 Airdrie Citizens Advice Bureau £10,000 towards core costs of Lanarkshire Law Centre
30/06/2017 £10,000 Notre Dame Refugee Centre £10,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £15,000 Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants £15,000 towards work of policy team
30/06/2017 £10,000 International Care Network £10,000 towards delivering services
30/06/2017 £15,000 Legal Advice Centre (University House) £15,000 towards the expansion of the Advocacy Project through developing collaborations and partnerships
30/06/2017 £15,000 Bristol Refugee Rights £15,000 towards Asylum Support Advice Project
30/06/2017 £10,000 Agnes Smith Advice Centre (legal name Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Support Scheme Ltd) £10,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £10,000 Redress Trust £10,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £10,000 Medical Justice £10,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £10,000 Migrants Organise £10,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £15,000 Storybook Dads £15,000 towards helping imprisoned parents to maintain family contact
30/06/2017 £15,000 Asylum Support Appeals Project £15,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £10,000 Manuel Bravo Project £10,000 towards casework costs
30/06/2017 £10,000 Margaret Carey Foundation £10,000 towards bike maintenance training workshop in HMP Berwyn
30/06/2017 £25,000 Prison Reform Trust £25,000 towards core funding
30/06/2017 £13,000 Lambeth Law Centre £13,000 towards work defending the human rights of EEA homeless
30/06/2017 £25,000 Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) £25,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £15,000 Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre £15,000 towards core costs
30/06/2017 £10,000 The Death Penalty Project Charitable Trust £10,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £20,000 Migrants Resource Centre £20,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £15,000 Norfolk Community Law Service Ltd £15,000 towards specialist debt and welfare advice, casework and representation
31/03/2017 £20,000 Prisoners' Advice Service (PAS) £20,000 towards providing free legal advice for prisoners
31/03/2017 £15,000 Lambeth Law Centre £15,000 towards provision of legal advice and representation to migrants and London
31/03/2017 £15,000 West End Refugee Service £15,000 towards Operations Manager, Support Worker and Project Director
31/03/2017 £15,000 Just for Kids Law £15,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £15,000 ASSIST Sheffield £15,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £20,000 North Kensington Law Centre £20,000 towards the set up and running costs of criminal and prison law services
31/03/2017 £15,000 Advising London £15,000 towards casework to assist EU migrants and a stream of work to provide immigration casework to destitute migrants
31/03/2017 £15,000 Inquest £15,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £20,000 Tower Hamlets Law Centre £20,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £15,000 Barnet Refugee Service £15,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £20,000 Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum £20,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £15,000 Govan Law Centre £15,000 towards a free legal service for asylum seekers and refugees
31/03/2017 £10,000 Students and Refugees Together (START) £10,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £15,000 Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile £15,000 towards core costs
31/03/2017 £10,000 Positive Action in Housing £10,000 towards Lifeline Project which supports destitute asylum seekers
31/12/2016 £10,000 Cleveland Housing Advice Centre CIO (CHAC) £10,000 towards employment training and support for prisoners
31/12/2016 £15,000 Haringey Law Centre £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £20,000 Refugee Survival Trust £20,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £10,000 Zacchaeus 2000 Trust £10,000 towards a caseworker salary to provide advice and representation to those on low incomes in London
31/12/2016 £10,000 Pan Intercultural Arts £10,000 towards 'Fortune' project of creative activities for refugees
31/12/2016 £15,000 Hillingdon Law Centre £15,000 towards the provision of expert advice to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees.
31/12/2016 £10,000 Maternity Action £10,000 towards Maternity Care Access Advice Service
31/12/2016 £15,000 Samphire £15,000 towards Ex-Detainee Project to advise and support migrants released from immigration detention
31/12/2016 £15,000 Trailblazers Mentoring Ltd. £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £15,000 Detention Action £15,000 towards advocacy and casework
31/12/2016 £15,000 Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers £15,000 towards core funding
31/12/2016 £10,000 Geese Theatre Company £10,000 towards the delivery of week-long creative residencies in prison
31/12/2016 £15,000 JUSTICE £15,000 towards work strengthening the UK justice system.
31/12/2016 £20,000 Public Law Project £20,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £15,000 Khulisa £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £10,000 Yarl's Wood Befrienders £10,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £15,000 Afghan Association Paiwand £15,000 towards Paiwand's advocacy team
31/12/2016 £15,000 Music In Detention £15,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £10,000 Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland £10,000 towards core costs
31/12/2016 £10,000 Koestler Trust £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2016 £10,000 Hope Projects £10,000 towards core costs of the Hope Destitution Fund and Hope Housing
30/09/2016 £10,000 Nottingham Arimathea Trust £10,000 towards costs to set up new houses for destitute asylum seekers and newly recognised refugees
30/09/2016 £10,000 Kalayaan £10,000 towards core costs
30/09/2016 £20,000 Peace Brigades International UK £20,000 towards building international support networks
30/09/2016 £10,000 Refugee and MIgrant Centre £10,000 towards core costs
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