As an independent human rights charity, the British Institute of Human Rights relies on the support of people who want to ensure human rights here at home are respected, protected and fulfilled. BIHR’s Friends are vital in helping us achieve our mission to bring human rights to life across the UK, providing us with regular independent sources of funding.

You can become …

Simply click on the type of Friendship which applies to you to set up your Direct Debit today

A Friend of BIHR 

Charity & Firm Friends of BIHR

Become a Friend of BIHR as an individual by donating

  • £10 a month (£120 a year)
  • £3 a month (£36 a year) for those on a low income

Charities & voluntary and community organisations by donating:

  • £4 a month (income under £100,000 pa)
  • £10 a month/£120 a year (income £100,000+ pa)

Become a BIHR legal friend, if you are a lawyer or work in the law by donating:

  • £10 a month (£120 a year)

Law Firm and Corporates can become Firm Friends of BIHR by donating;

  • £35 a month (£420 a year)                

Friends receive

Supporting BIHR really makes a difference:

Giving £5 a month supports the costs of providing 100 family carers, older people, disabled people, and people with mental health problems with a copy of our practical Human Rights Guides, helping them to make sure that services are treating them fairly and with the dignity and respect that we should all receive.

I feel more empowered and confident on how to challenge, I see that human rights can facilitate a positive change.

Jasmin, a carer, North England

Giving £10 a month helps us to provide British Sign Language interpreters and note-takers at our training courses, supporting members of the deaf community to access our human rights education and learn more about their rights.

It was fascinating to learn about a subject which is so fundamental to our everyday lives but which I knew very little about. The communication support provided made it fully accessible so that I felt included and equal.

Richard, London

Giving £30 a month makes a significant contribution to BIHR's vital work in ensuring respect for our human rights laws and systems, and making sure that when law and policy is being developed, those in power hear the voices of people from across the UK, including some of the most marginalised members of our communities. 

Too often it’s assumed people with learning disabilities can’t be included or their opinion doesn’t matter. Working with BIHR helped people with learning disabilities tell the Commission on a Bill of Rights their thoughts on human rights laws. With the right resources even the most marginalised voices can be heard.

Karen, Pembrokeshire, Wales