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 471 payments to 409 projects in 65 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 14,450 children supported in 158 schools/institutes in 12 countries
Theological and leadership training support for 15,218 individuals in 23 countries
547 full-time Christian workers (469 pastors and 78 evangelists) supported in 14 countries
1,727 individuals helped with small business livelihood projects in 15 countries
Victims of violence: 19,751 individuals assisted in 13 countries
1,003 converts helped in 12 countries
Water projects: 14 wells, 10 hand pumps, 250 water filters in 5 countries
Christian literature: total of 212,067 items, including 26,706 Bibles and Scriptures, in 13 countries
Supported more than 12,841 disaster victims in 8 countries
82 church building (including renovation and repairs) projects in 18 countries
4 medical projects to help about 5,200 people in 4 countries
Visit our Projects page for ways you can help
*January 2018 – December 2018