Financial Review

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

Barnabas Overheads

Overheads are only 12% of all income.

We send 88% of total income to bless our brothers and sisters living under pressure and persecution for their faith

*May 2021 to April 2022


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 channeling money from Christians through Christians to Christians (local churches or Christian organizations already established in places of persecution).

For every £1 we receive in donations, we send more than £0.88 to be used for our charitable work globally. “Charitable work” refers to the projects developed by the local persecuted Christians we support, which means that more than £0.88 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 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?*

12,300 children in 129 schools/institutes in 8 countries

Theological and other leadership training to 6,000 individuals in 26 countries

148 full-time Christian workers (18 pastors and 130 evangelists) in 9 countries

4,600 individuals helped with small business livelihood projects in 9 countries

76,000 individuals in 13 countries

1,700 converts helped in 4 countries

11,000 items in 10 countries

93,000 disaster victims in 20 countries

9 medical projects to help about 1,009,000 individuals in 10 countries

170,000 individuals in 18 countries

9 church building projects (including renovation and repairs) in 6 countries

*May 2021 to April 2022

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