CBRL Finance Report 2021 – John Shakeshaft, CBRL’s Honorary Treasurer

CBRL finance in 2021 

John Shakeshaft, CBRL’s Honorary Treasurer 

I’d like to give you an overview of our performance through 2021 and what we hope to achieve here on in with regards CBRL’s finances. In 2021, CBRL has operated on about £600k most of which are funds received from the British Academy and in turn, that money comes from BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy). An objective for the coming year is to increase the philanthropic giving to CBRL not only because it’s helpful to fulfil our mission, but also so that it supports our activities for which we need increased funding. Throughout the year, we have increased the money spent on research, we have spent on refurbishment of our premises at the Kenyon Institute in Jerusalem and I think it’s fair to say that we have, within the confines of Covid and restrictions imposed upon travel, supported research and interest in the region. I could summarise where we stand by saying we’re looking to increase our investment in the broader outreach of CBRL through our online activities, our digital archival research (including its accessibility), and in direct contact with scholars around the world within our particular focus in the Levant.