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Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018

The British Film Institute

  • Income

    £96.9M

  • Spending

    £100.3M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 287780

Contact details

Public address

  • British Film Institute, 21 Stephen Street, London, W1T 1LN

Aims & activities

The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK. Our mission is to ensure that film is central to our cultural life, in particular by supporting and nurturing the next generation of filmmakers and audiences.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Arts/culture/heritage/science

Who the charity helps

  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides other finance
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides buildings/facilities/open space
  • Provides services
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Sponsors or undertakes research
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body

Income and Endowments:

£96.9M

Expenditure:

£100.3M

Assets and liabilities

  • £86.1M Own use assets
  • £511.0K Long term investments
  • £-65.6M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £85.5M Other assets
  • £35.3M 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

102%
2%
0%

Charitable objects

TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTS OF FILM, TELEVISION AND THE MOVING IMAGE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, TO PROMOTE THEIR USE AS A RECORD OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE AND MANNERS, TO PROMOTE EDUCATION ABOUT FILM, TELEVISION AND THE MOVING IMAGE GENERALLY, AND THEIR IMPACT ON SOCIETY, TO PROMOTE ACCESS TO AND APPRECIATION OF THE WIDEST POSSIBLE RANGE OF BRITISH AND WORLD CINEMA AND TO ESTABLISH, CARE FOR AND DEVELOP COLLECTIONS REFLECTING THE MOVING IMAGE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

Governing document

ROYAL CHARTER DATED 18TH JULY 1983 AS AMENDED BY ORDER OF PRIVY COUNCIL DATED 19TH APRIL 2000

Area of benefit

Great Britain

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other names

Bfi

Policies

Risk management
Conflicts of interest
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property.

  • 10 Trustees
  • 485 Employees
  • 0 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
Jonathan Ross The Lowe Syndrome Trust Up-to-date
Josh Berger (Chair) None on record
Robin Saunders None on record
Pat Butler The Resolution Foundation Up-to-date
J Timothy Richards None on record
Pete Czernin None on record
Andrea Wong Royal Academy Development Trust Up-to-date
Idris Elba None on record
Phil Stokes None on record
Andrew Smith None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Throughout England And Wales