Financial Review

As Christians face heightened discrimination and persecution around the world, they are greatly encouraged by your prayers and support through Barnabas Fund.

The Barnabas Fund financial review shows what your support achieved in the last year and how your gifts have been used.

In the last year* we made 462 payments to 392 projects in 66 countries

Overheads are only 12% of all income

We send 88% of your donation to our general fund to bless our brothers and sisters living under pressure and persecution for their faith


Barnabas Fund is a charity providing practical aid for persecuted Christians. We operate in the same way that Barnabas and the apostle Paul did when they took gifts from the church in Antioch to the church in Judea at a time of famine (Acts 11:27-30). Barnabas Fund does this by channelling money from Christians through Christians to Christians (local churches or Christian organisations already established in the places of pressure, harassment and persecution).

For every £1 we receive in donations, we send more than 88p to be used for our charitable work globally. Charitable work refers to the projects developed by the local persecuted Christians we are supporting, which means that more than 88p of every £1 directly helps the beneficiaries. This does not include our work in Western countries to raise awareness, encourage prayer and provide advocacy for persecuted Christians; all of these activities, as well as our general administration costs, are included in our 12% global overhead costs.

If you allocate your donation to Barnabas Fund to a specific need or project, 100% of your donation will be used for that project and its costs. Nothing will be deducted from your donation for Barnabas Fund’s overheads. The costs of overheads are taken from donations to our general fund.

What did your gifts achieve in the last year?*

Education of 14,000 children supported in 138 schools/institutes in 15

Theological and other leadership training support for 30,000 individuals in 22 countries

320 full-time Christian workers

12,000 individuals helped with small business livelihood projects in 12 countries

26,000 individuals assisted in 19 countries

2,000 converts helped in 11 countries

172 wells and water filter systems

Total of 196,000 items, including 13,000 Bibles and 117,000 New Testaments, in 18 countries

Supported 69,000 disaster victims in 11 countries, including Albania

19 church buildings (including renovation and repairs) helped in 7 countries

11 medical projects to help about 1,400 individuals in 8 countries

Feeding programmes assisted 44,000 individuals in 17 countries

*1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

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