Enabling all ages to grow in faith

How we are funded

Where our money comes from and where it goes

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BRF’s charitable work is funded by income we generate through our charitable activities and by donations from individuals, churches and charitable trusts.

Sales of our books and resources, along with fees from events and training and our other charitable activities, generate generate a significant portion of BRF’s income (38%).  However, to provide all that we offer across BRF’s ministries, especially through Anna Chaplaincy, Living Faith, Messy Church and Parenting for Faith, we depend on the support of people like you.

Our work is only possible because of people who stand alongside us in ministry and care about what we do. Last year, 4,664 individuals, 138 churches and 32 charitable trusts helped us to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people, both young and old.

We’d love you to join us.

Income (2020–2021)

Last year 4,664 individuals, 138 churches and 32 charitable trusts supported our ministry.

Other than Gift Aid, BRF normally receives no funding from the government or other statutory bodies, or from the National Lottery. During the year to 31 March 2021 some staff were furloughed and received £78,345 from the government.

Expenditure (2020–2021)

We’re helping people of all ages to explore Christianity and grow in faith.

BRF – the charity: £341,482
Anna Chaplaincy: £194,474
Living Faith: £745,521
Messy Church: £241,774
Parenting for Faith: £334,923
Barnabas in Schools: £86,110

Annual report

BRF’s financial statements provide a detailed review of the year of the charity. On pages 4-8 of the annual report it summarises the highlights of the year for each of our areas of work.

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.

Previous financial statements are available on the Charity Commission website. Our charity number is 233280.

If you have any questions about our funding, or about how you could support us financially, please contact us.

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Funding from charitable trusts

We are very grateful for the significant grants received in 2020-21 from the following charitable trusts:

  • The Douglas Trust
  • The Bishop Radford Trust
  • The Jerusalem Trust
  • The Kirby Laing Foundation
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Stewardship
  • Allchurches Trust Limited
  • The Mercers Company
  • The Maurice and Hilda Laing Charitable Trust