Financial Review

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

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

In the last year* we made 447 payments to 344 projects in 57 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 Aid 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 Aid 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 Aid 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 Aid’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 13,900 children supported in 137 schools/institutes in 8 countries

Theological and other leadership training: 9,700 individuals trained in 26 countries

59 full-time Christian workers (5 pastors and 54 evangelists) helped in 8 countries

19,000 individuals helped with small business livelihood projects in 8 countries

36,000 individuals assisted in 13 countries

900 converts helped in 6 countries

Over 31,000 items, including 3,000 New Testaments and 28,000 Christian books in 12 countries

Supported more than 495,000 disaster victims in 40 countries

9 medical projects to help about at least 13,000 individuals in 6 countries

Regular feeding programmes assisted 29,000 individuals in 8 countries

*May 2020 to April 2021

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