The Bible Reading Fellowship 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 around half of our funding needs. However, to provide all that we offer across BRF’s ministries and programmes, especially through Anna Chaplaincy, Barnabas in Schools, 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, 3,034 individuals, 269 churches and 28 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 (2018–19)

Last year 3,034 individuals, 269 churches and 28 charitable trusts supported our work.

Other than Gift Aid, we don’t receive any funding from the government or other statutory bodies, or from the National Lottery.

Expenditure (2018–19)

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

Anna Chaplaincy: £153,737
Barnabas in Schools: £221,902
Living Faith/Holy Habits: £1,023,082
Messy Church: £281,029
Parenting for Faith: £227,746
BRF: £237,243
Who Let the Dads Out? (now part of Care for the Family): £67,862
Total expenditure: £2,212,602

Annual report

BRF’s Accounts and Trustees annual report provides a detailed review of the year along with the financial statements of the charity. The Impact Report 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.

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


Our Fundraising Policy sets out in detail how BRF’s Fundraising team operates.

In 2018-19 BRF has benefitted from 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
  • Hymns Ancient & Modern.