Annual Accounts and Trustees' Report 2014
19 Oct 2015
The latest annual accounts and Trustees' report (12 month period to December 2014) for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation have been submitted to Companies House and are published on this website today. The accounts relate to the income and operating costs of the charity. They have been produced in line with the relevant charity laws and have been fully audited independently. The accounts are for the UK arm of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation; the Tony Blair Faith Foundation US publish separately. The Foundation is a separate organisation to Tony Blair's other charitable and commercial activities. These accounts do not represent any of Tony Blair's commercial, or other charitable, activities or income.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation provides practical support to help prevent religious prejudice, conflict and extremism in order to promote a open-minded and stable societies. During our seventh year our programmes and projects continue to develop and deliver sustained impact.
The Foundation remains in a sustainable and strong financial position. This has meant we have been able to launch a major new area of work during 2014, our online resource Religion & Geopolitics. Total incoming resources were stable at £2,971,000 (eight months to 2013 £2,621,000), and we continue to operate a sound reserves policy.
Guided by our mission, the Foundation has met our charitable commitments, aims and objectives in 2014. Our Faiths Act Sierra Leone programme reached a significant milestone in this reporting period. A third of the population, 2 million people (out of a population of just under 6 million), have now been reached with potentially life-saving messages by groups of Muslim and Christian volunteers, working together.
Our new online resource, Religion & Geopolitics was successfully launched, helping the international community better understand conflicts with a religious dimension. It has also provided analysis of the ideology and groups behind the violence, such as ISIS.
Though our work on Faith & Globalisation we have provided knowledge, analysis and skills to those attempting to navigate the complexity of religion's impact in the world. In 2014 we provided multi-disciplinary courses run in partnership with leading academic institutions. The courses trained diplomats and policy makers on complex public policy issues related to religion. In Nigeria we have continued our work with Christian and Muslim religious leaders, supporting their work against extremist forces by building resilience in communities.
Education remains a key tool for countering extremist narrative and influences. Our schools programme Face to Faith, designed for 12-17 year olds, is now active over 20 countries across the world and we are working with governments and international organisations with a view to expanding the programme ever further. The Foundation has also been able to advocate globally for change in this area, amplifying our views effectively and influencing key decision makers.