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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

The British And Foreign Bible Society

  • Income

    £19.4M

  • Spending

    £17.9M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 232759 Company no. RC000736

Contact details

Public address

  • Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG

Aims & activities

We are working to make the Bible available and accessible worldwide and build people's confidence in it. We are an advocate for the Bible's place in our national life and we work closely with 146 other Bible Societies across the world to deliver our global ministry.

What the charity does

  • Religious activities

Who the charity helps

  • Children/young people
  • Elderly/old people
  • People with disabilities
  • Other charities or voluntary bodies
  • Other defined groups
  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research

Income and Endowments:

£19.4M

* £228.0K investment gains(losses)

Expenditure:

£17.9M

Assets and liabilities

  • £3.7M Own use assets
  • £21.3M Long term investments
  • £-4.3M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £9.6M Other assets
  • £4.5M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

91%
87%
8%

Charitable objects

TO ENCOURAGE THE WIDER CIRCULATION OR USE (OR BOTH) OF THE HOLY BIBLE OR ANY PART OR PARTS THEREOF

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTER DATED 25 OCTOBER 1948 AND SUPPLEMENTAL CHARTERS DATED 10 SEPTEMBER 1951, 3 DECEMBER 1968, 13 JULY 1984 AND 25 JULY 2007

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Bible Society
Cymdeithas Y Beibl

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 10 Trustees
  • 134 Employees
  • 16,293 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Arfon Jones Healthcare Christian Fellowship Of Wales Up-to-date
National Prayer Breakfast Of Wales Up-to-date
St. David's Children Society Up-to-date
Catherine Pepinster Kaleidoscope Project Up-to-date
Sue Heatherington None on record
Paul Geoffrey Chandler County Durham Community Foundation Up-to-date
Alan Eccles None on record
James Featherby (Chair) None on record
Ian Dighe None on record
Paul Bosson None on record
Paul Williams None on record
Keith Starling None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Scotland
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • Throughout England And Wales
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks And Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe