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The British Red Cross Society

What it does
    The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global network of volunteers, responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people to recover and move on with their lives.
Who works here
  • 3386 employees and 18103 volunteers.
Who it helps
  • Children/young People
  • Elderly/old People
  • People With Disabilities
  • Other Defined Groups
  • The General Public/mankind
Sector(s) covered
  • General Charitable Purposes
  • Education/training
  • The Advancement Of Health Or Saving Of Lives
  • Disability
  • The Prevention Or Relief Of Poverty
  • Overseas Aid/famine Relief
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Burma, South Africa, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Italy, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Cameroon, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Greece, Mongolia, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Congo (democratic Republic), Djibouti, Antigua And Barbuda, Haiti, Lesotho, North Korea, East Timor, Turks And Caicos Islands
Financial Data ?
Y/E Income Expenditure Surplus/
Deficit
Assets Months
Reserves
Employees Volunteers Filed on
31/12/2018 £243,300,000 £243,900,000 -£600,000 2 3386 18103 16/09/2019
31/12/2017 £284,500,000 £276,100,000 £8,400,000 £177,600,000 3 3349 19659 18/07/2018
31/12/2016 £251,700,000 £236,600,000 £15,100,000 £166,800,000 3 3502 20598 21/08/2017
31/12/2015 £275,100,000 £259,700,000 £15,400,000 £150,400,000 2 3569 21677 06/05/2016
31/12/2014 £261,800,000 £256,600,000 £5,200,000 £135,000,000 2 3358 23986 28/04/2015
31/12/2013 £228,400,000 £231,700,000 -£3,300,000 £129,800,000 2 3200 27214 01/08/2014
31/12/2012 £200,100,000 £204,800,000 -£4,700,000 £132,200,000 2 3109 0 05/06/2013
31/12/2011 £213,800,000 £230,900,000 -£17,100,000 £136,200,000 1 3015 28916 10/07/2012
Donations received ?

Over the last five years they've received significant donations from 9 grant making charities totalling £44,064,267

Amount/
When
Donor To be used for
£2,000,000
10/10/2018
DfID This activity (Rohingya refugee influx response Phase 4- Bangladesh 2018) is a component of Strengthening humanitarian preparedness and response in Bangladesh reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Multilateral organisation' and a budget of £70,000,000. This component benefits Bangladesh, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services, Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross, International Committee of the Red Cross, World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The start date is 01-07-2018 and the end date is 31-12-2019.
£135,955
26/09/2018
DfID This activity (Disaster resilience institution strengthening and community based disaster risk management with the Red Cross (resource, climate finance)) is a component of Strengthening disaster resilience in Nepal reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £3,859,420. This component benefits Nepal, and works in the following sector(s): Disaster prevention and preparedness. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 08-12-2016 and the end date is 01-03-2022.
£142,982
07/09/2018
DfID This activity (Support to BRC for a regional refugee programme providing humanitarian assistance and reducing the drivers of irregular migration.) is a component of Safety, Support and Solutions – Phase 2 reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Multilateral organisation' and a budget of £11,799,920. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services, Relief co-ordination; protection and support services, Research/scientific institutions. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 09-10-2017 and the end date is 01-09-2020.
£99,800
01/08/2018
National Lottery Heritage Fund Improving public access to humanitarian heritage collections of the British Red Cross
£8,800
31/07/2018
Essex Community Foundation To expand Refugee Destitution Support in Essex
£1,532,138
27/03/2018
National Lottery Heritage Fund Strategic support for people seeking refugee protection
£600,000
29/12/2017
DfID This activity (UK Aid Match Funding for British Red Cross - Hurricane Irma Appeal 2017 (ODA)) is a component of UK Aid Match II Fund reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £600,000. This component benefits Bangladesh, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross. The start date is 08-12-2017 and the end date is 31-03-2018.
£1,357,589
29/12/2017
DfID This activity (UK Aid Match Funding for British Red Cross - Hurricane Irma Appeal 2017 (Non-ODA)) is a component of UK Aid Match II Fund reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £1,357,589. This component benefits West Indies, regional, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross. The start date is 15-09-2017 and the end date is 31-03-2018.
£59,898
14/12/2017
DfID This activity (Outcome 2: Humanitarian assistance delivered to vulnerable migrants.) is a component of Responding to Protracted Crisis in Sudan: Humanitarian Reform, Assistance & Resilience Programme reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Multilateral organisation' and a budget of £5,999,999. This component benefits Sudan, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services, Relief co-ordination; protection and support services. , with the following implementing partners: Danish Refugee Council, British Red Cross. The start date is 01-09-2017 and the end date is 31-03-2022.
£1,000,000
04/12/2017
DfID This activity (Core funding to the British Red Cross National Society to support strengthened delivery in its international humanitarian preparedness and response, as well as ongoing support across the Red Cross Movement) is a component of Investing in the Humanitarian Capability of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (2017-2021) reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Multilateral organisation' and a budget of £4,000,000. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Sectors not specified. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 22-06-2017 and the end date is 31-03-2021.
£143,457
29/11/2017
Co-Operative Group We need funds for vital support to thousands of people experiencing loneliness, helping them to reconnect with their communities.
£3,500,000
30/10/2017
DfID This activity (Hurricanes Irma and Maria CSSF non-ODA) is a component of Humanitarian Response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £15,000,000. This component benefits VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH), and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: Air Charter Service Ltd, British Red Cross, British Red Cross, Crown Agents Limited, Damco UK Ltd, Palladium International Ltd (UK). The start date is 28-09-2017 and the end date is 30-06-2018.
£750,000
26/10/2017
DfID This activity (Rohingya refugee influx response- Bangladesh 2017) is a component of Strengthening humanitarian preparedness and response in Bangladesh reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Multilateral organisation' and a budget of £52,951,111. This component benefits Bangladesh, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services, Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross, CANADEM, Crown Agents Limited, Emirates SkyCargo, International Rescue Committee (UK), Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority, Palladium International Ltd (UK), RedR, International Committee of the Red Cross, UK-Med, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The start date is 18-09-2017 and the end date is 31-03-2019.
£9,000,000
25/10/2017
DfID This activity (Core funding to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support reforms and strengthened support to Red Cross national societies, especially in response to natural disasters.) is a component of Investing in the Humanitarian Capability of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (2017-2021) reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Multilateral organisation' and a budget of £36,000,000. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Sectors not specified. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 22-06-2017 and the end date is 31-03-2021.
£1,200,000
13/10/2017
DfID This activity (To provide an effective response and meet immediate humanitarian needs in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean) is a component of Humanitarian Response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £9,000,000. This component benefits West Indies, regional, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: Air Charter Service Ltd, British Red Cross, British Red Cross, CANADEM, Crown Agents Limited, Damco UK Ltd, Danish Refugee Council, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, Norwegian Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee Council, Palladium International Ltd (UK), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Food Programme (WFP). The start date is 07-09-2017 and the end date is 30-06-2018.
£400,000
26/09/2017
DfID This activity (Responding to Humanitarian emergencies and supporting early recovery (resources, non-climate finance)) is a component of Strengthening disaster resilience in Nepal reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £6,578,425. This component benefits Nepal, and works in the following sector(s): Disaster prevention and preparedness. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross, CARE NEPAL, Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP). The start date is 14-03-2017 and the end date is 31-03-2023.
£225,000
31/08/2017
Esmee Fairbairn Towards the costs of the Families Together Initiative, a collaborative response to supporting family reunion and integration of refugees and migrants.
£175,000
31/08/2017
Garfield Weston Foundation Home from Hospital - Gateshead
£102,341
04/08/2017
Co-Operative Group Our partnership will provide vital care and support to help thousands of people experiencing loneliness reconnect with their communities.
£1,500,000
03/04/2017
DfID This activity (Women and Girls Protection Fund) is a component of Safety, Support and Solutions Programme for Refugees and Migrants in Europe and the Mediterranean region. reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £7,557,780. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Ending violence against women and girls, Relief co-ordination; protection and support services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services, Danish Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee (UK). The start date is 04-08-2016 and the end date is 11-12-2017.
£200,000
31/01/2017
Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Families Together Initiative aims to develop a collaborative and co-ordinated response to the increasingly restrictive policies and practice relating to refugee and migrant family reunion. It will increase provision of high quality advice and support and through advocacy and lobbying, work towards improving family reunion rules and procedures, ensuring they are fairer, less complex, safer and more affordable.
£80,000
31/12/2016
Barrow Cadbury To support collaborative work on family reunion for refugee and migrants in the UK.
£150,000
31/12/2016
AB Charitable Trust £150,000 over 3 years (£50k, £50k, £50k) towards grants made for service delivery of refugee family reunion work, under the Families Together Initiative
£37,447
12/12/2016
DfID This activity (Disaster resilience institution strengthening and community based disaster risk management with the Red Cross (resource, non-climate finance)) is a component of Strengthening disaster resilience in Nepal reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £5,805,871. This component benefits Nepal, and works in the following sector(s): Disaster prevention and preparedness. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 08-12-2016 and the end date is 01-03-2022.
£700,000
02/11/2016
DfID This activity (To provide an effective response and meet the immediate humanitarian needs of Health, Water Sanitation and Health (WASH), Shelter and Protection following Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean) is a component of Humanitarian Response to Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £7,999,998. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: ActionAid UK, ActionAid UK, British Red Cross, British Red Cross, CANADEM, CARE International UK, Crown Agents Limited, Danish Refugee Council, Internews Europe, MapAction, MAF UK, Norwegian Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee Council, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The start date is 06-10-2016 and the end date is 31-03-2017.
£932,766
31/08/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund Positive Steps / Camau Cadarn
£498,646
30/06/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund This new project will provide support for refugees and asylum seekers in Middlesbrough, Stockton and Hartlepool to help them find a way out of destitution, achieve integration and make a contribution to the local community. New arrivals will receive orientation and information about key local services including doctors, schools, hospitals, wellbeing courses to reduce anxiety and social drop-ins to make friends and connect locally.
£498,507
30/06/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund Working with Citizens Advice Reading and Oxford City of Sanctuary the project will support refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. The main aim is to reduce destitution, promote family tracing, help displaced people feel in control of their lives, challenge stigma and develop new support for victims of human trafficking.
£499,080
30/04/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund This is the expansion of a project supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Luton and Essex. Alongside support with immediate basic needs such as sleeping bags, food parcels and temporary accommodation, people will be offered social activities, peer support, volunteering opportunities, help with applying for support from local authorities and familiarisation tours of the local area. The group will work with the local community and media to promote positive messages about refugees and asylum seekers.
£499,928
31/03/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund The British Red Cross will support recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers to help them recover from crisis, improve their standard of living, reduce isolation and improve their health and well-being. It will work with Upbeat Communities and the Multi-Faith Centre to help individuals and families to adapt to their new environment. Immediate support will include emergency supplies and then additional support for up to two years.
£161,783
09/03/2016
DfID This activity (The British Red Cross Society-Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme (EPRP)) is a component of Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Response in Kenya (2014-2018) reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Humanitarian assistance' and a budget of £2,500,000. This component benefits Kenya, and works in the following sector(s): Disaster prevention and preparedness. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 01-12-2014 and the end date is 31-12-2018.
£496,475
29/02/2016
National Lottery Heritage Fund A project to support older people who are isolated and vulnerable older people experiencing crisis or at risk of crisis due to significant life changes such as bereavement, retirement, illness, injury, dementia, and disability. The scheme which will benefit 1000 older people will provide practical, emotional and social support to help beneficiaries identify and explore the best options for maintaining independence in their own home.
£166,572
29/02/2016
DfID This activity (R2 British Red Cross UKAM; Water, sanitation and hygiene in Kenya and Bangladesh) is a component of UK Aid Match 2013–2016: giving the public a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £4,075,513. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Basic sanitation. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 01-10-2015 and the end date is 31-03-2019.
£450,000
30/10/2015
DfID This activity (El Nino preparedness and response through Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS)) is a component of Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Response in Kenya (2014-2018) reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £450,000. This component benefits Kenya, and works in the following sector(s): Environmental policy and administrative management. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 06-10-2015 and the end date is 31-05-2018.
£499,999
30/09/2015
National Lottery Heritage Fund The British Red Cross Society will provide a refugee and asylum seeker support service in Leicester for around 3,000 individuals and families. Working with the Leicester City of Sanctuary it aims to address issues such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, skills development, stigma and isolation. The new project will look into issues around mental health and well-being.
£60,000
23/09/2015
DfID This activity (The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC )Shelter and relief assistance to Dominica) is a component of Emergency assistance for the relief effort in Dominica as the result of the impact of Tropical Storm Erika reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Humanitarian assistance' and a budget of £60,000. This component benefits Dominica, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross. The start date is 01-09-2015 and the end date is 31-03-2016.
£5,000,000
25/06/2015
DfID This activity (International Federation of Red Cross Societies (IFRC) - UK Core Funding 2015-16) is a component of Investing in the Humanitarian Capability of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Not for profit organisation' and a budget of £18,000,000. This component benefits Developing countries, unspecified, and works in the following sector(s): Multisector aid. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 01-04-2015 and the end date is 31-03-2017.
£2,000,000
29/04/2015
DfID This activity (Emergency Humanitarian Response to Nepal earthquake through Rapid Response Facility) is a component of Nepal Earthquake Response 2015 reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Humanitarian assistance' and a budget of £27,653,021. This component benefits Nepal, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: ActionAid UK, ActionAid UK, Air Partner, British Red Cross, British Red Cross, CANADEM, CARE International UK, CFOA National Resilience Ltd, Crown Agents Limited, Disasters Emergency Committee, Danish Refugee Council, Handicap International (UK), International Organization for Migration (IOM), MAF UK, Mercy Corps Europe, Norwegian Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam GB, Oxfam GB, Oxfam GB, RedR, Save the Children UK, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Food Programme (WFP). The start date is 27-04-2015 and the end date is 27-04-2017.
£497,376
25/03/2015
National Lottery Heritage Fund Not Available
£2,249,961
20/03/2015
National Lottery Heritage Fund Not Available
£500,000
18/03/2015
DfID This activity (Humanitarian Emergency Response to Tropical Cyclone Pam in the Pacific Region) is a component of Humanitarian Response to Tropical Cyclone Pam in the Pacific Region reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Humanitarian assistance' and a budget of £3,206,463. This component benefits Vanuatu, and works in the following sector(s): Material relief assistance and services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross, CARE International UK, Crown Agents Limited, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, MapAction, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, Oxfam GB, Oxfam GB, Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Vision UK. The start date is 15-03-2015 and the end date is 31-03-2016.
£457,978
26/01/2015
National Lottery Heritage Fund Not Available
£2,300,000
31/10/2014
DfID This activity (Support to IFRC to expand number of safe burials to reduce transmission of Ebola Virus DiseaseD) is a component of Reducing transmission of Ebola in Sierra Leone though changing behaviours and practices reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Humanitarian assistance' and a budget of £10,402,147. This component benefits Sierra Leone, and works in the following sector(s): Relief co-ordination; protection and support services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 13-10-2014 and the end date is 31-03-2016.
£1,000,000
21/08/2014
DfID This activity (Ebola response in Sierra Leone and Liberia delivered by the Red Cross) is a component of Emergency support to respond to the Ebola Virus Disease in Sierra Leone 2014 reported by DFID, with a funding type of 'Humanitarian assistance' and a budget of £5,100,000. This component benefits Sierra Leone, and works in the following sector(s): Relief co-ordination; protection and support services. , with the following implementing partners: British Red Cross, British Red Cross. The start date is 15-07-2014 and the end date is 31-03-2016.
£194,788
08/08/2014
National Lottery Heritage Fund Not Available
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BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY
44 MOORFIELDS
LONDON
EC2Y 9AL

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  • UK Charity, number: 220949
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