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Annual report: June 2022 – May 2023

This report details the progress we have made towards our three-year strategy, our new 2023 goal, and the impact we had for people of a refugee background. It also includes all of our trustees report and financials for the year.


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Eight years on from our foundation, and Breaking Barriers has emphatically outgrown the notion of being a ‘small’ charity. We are a high-performing team of 70+ people, our income has increased to over £3.75m and we have expanded beyond London by cementing our delivery in Birmingham and Greater Manchester, with long-term plans for these regions.

Most importantly, this year we supported more refugees than ever before, who achieved more employment, education and volunteering outcomes than in previous years, all with the help of our biggest pool of volunteers to date.

A longer version of our Impact Report, our Annual Report also includes our Trustees report and financial statements for the year ended 31st May 2023.

Financial review

We had our most successful fundraising year yet, raising income of £3.8m (2022: £2.85m) which is an increase of £0.95m or 33%.

  • £ 1.20 m

    Statutory income including SIB

  • £ 1.6 m

    Income from corporate partnerships, including match funding

  • £ 0.77 m

    Income from trusts and foundations

  • £ 0.23 m

    Income from other sources, including donations and gifts