How we're funded

Where our money comes from and where it goes

BRF's funding comes from a combination of the income we are able to generate through our charitable activities and the generous support of individuals, churches and charitable trusts.

Sales of Bible reading notes, books and other resources generate a proportion of our overall funding needs.

However, to finance the full cost of providing all that we offer (including Messy Church, Anna Chaplaincy, Parenting for Faith and our work with children in primary schools and with churches), we also need to secure funding from donations, grants and legacies, alongside the modest fees that we charge for training and events.

Other than Gift Aid, we receive no funding from government or other statutory bodies, or from the National Lottery.

BRF's income (2018-19)

Here's a breakdown of our income for the financial year 2018-19.

Grants, donations and legacies
51.1%
£1,049,491

Charitable activities
48.3%
£989,915

Bank investments / other income
0.6%
£12,819

BRF Income 2018-19

BRF's Expenditure (2018-19)

BRF expenditure 2018-19

Here's a breakdown of our expenditure for the financial year 2017-18:

Charitable activities
92%
£2,035,713

Raising funds
8%
£176,889

Find out more about how we're funded

View the full report

You will find our full report and accounts for the year 2018-19 on the Charity Commission website.

Download our financial statements for 2018-19

Reports for previous years:

Our Fundraising Policy

You can read our Fundraising Policy for more information on how we operate our fundraising activities.

Download our Fundraising Policy

BRF benefitted from a number of significant grants from the following charitable trusts: The Jerusalem Trust, The Kirby Laing Foundation, The Maurice & Hilda Laing Charitable Trust, The Douglas Trust, Allchurches Trust Limited and Hymns Ancient & Modern.

The Jerusalem Trust

The Jerusalem Trust

The Kirby Laing Foundation

The Kirby Laing Foundation

The Maurice & Hilda Laing Charitable Trust

The Maurice & Hilda Laing Charitable Trust

Allchurches Trust Limited

Allchurches Trust Limited

Hymns Ancient & Modern

Hymns Ancient & Modern