The Trust aims to continue to provide revenue grants (usually core funding) in its three priority areas to organisations providing front- line service delivery through to advocacy and policy influencing work. Its grant-making is designed to strengthen organisations and to help build capacity - at the sector level, at an organisational level, and at an individual professional level.
The Trust’s focus is on promoting and defending human dignity and human rights. ABCT's focus is on unpopular causes reaching the most vulnerable and marginalised in society, particularly charities working to support:
o Criminal justice and penal reform.
o Human rights, particularly where this involves access to justice, and
o Migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum.