Transforming lives and communities through a gift in your will
Making a difference through the Christian faith
BRF is passionate about making a different through the Christian faith. Our vision is to see lives and communities transformed as a result. From small beginnings in 1920s Brixton, South London, our work has expanded outwards across the world, from Brixton to Brisbane
For almost a century we have been able to do amazing things thanks to the generosity of those that have supported us during their lifetime and through gifts in wills.
Legacies help fund the growth, development and sustainability of programmes like BRF’s Messy Church, reaching an estimated 500,000 people each month. Just imagine what we could do over the next century with your help.
Gifts in wills don't need to be huge to help us make a real difference. For every £1 BRF receives we invest 94p back into charitable activities. We realise that leaving a gift in your will is a big investment so you may want to read more about how we're funded and where your money goes.
‘It’s a great privilege to give away my father’s money’
We recently received a call from someone who wanted to make a donation. ‘No problem,’ we replied, ‘thank you for supporting us in this way. May we ask what prompted you to give today?’ ‘It’s a gift from my father’s will’ was the response.
Geoff read our Bible reading notes faithfully for many years. The notes broadened his Christian faith and supported him in his daily life. The daily readings and our wider work meant so much to Geoff that he left donation instructions in his will.
His son said 'Dad will be delighted to continue to support the work of the BRF'.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 (NIV)
How your gift can help
could cover the cost of a Barnabas RE Day for a school that can't afford to pay for it
could help make BRF books, resources and Bible reading notes available in countries like Romania, Albania and Brazil
could help create and disseminate great ideas and resources promoting excellence in children's work
could cover the annual staff costs of a frontline worker delivering Messy Church, Who Let The Dads Out? or The Gift of Years
Our five promises
You decide in your own time
We recognise that it's your decision to make it in your own time
We respect your privacy
You don’t have to tell us what you decide
Your loved ones come first
We recognise that your loved ones come first
We value every gift
We will value every gift, small or large
Your gift will make a lasting difference
We will use your gift for significant projects with lasting impact
Download our gift in wills form
Our gift in wills form contains sample wording for you to give to your solicitor.