Your support is vital to every aspect of our work. That’s why we’re committed to openness and transparency.
We know it’s important to you that your generous donation is spent wisely with maximum impact on the lives of people affected by poverty and injustice.
It’s important to us too. We ensure that all our activities are measurable, accountable and realistic.
Our donors' charter
When you make a gift to Oxfam, we make this commitment to you:
✔ We will keep administration and fundraising costs to a minimum.
✔ You will receive a prompt acknowledgement of your gift, at your request.
✔ You will receive information about the overseas projects and advocacy work that your gifts help to support.
✔ Our fundraisers will observe the highest professional standards at all times.
✔ Your right to privacy will be respected and Oxfam Ireland will comply with the laws relating to fundraising and use of personal data.
✔ Your gift will be handled responsibly and to the greatest advantage of the people for whom it is intended.
✔ Where applicable, tax relief on donations will be claimed.
✔ We will ensure that funds raised in response to an emergency appeal will be used effectively to meet the critical needs of the victims. If, for any reason (e.g. a high-risk security situation) it is not possible to expend all funds received in the particular emergency within a reasonable period, we may re-deploy the extra funds to another area of Oxfam’s work within the same region. When this occurs, we will detail it in our annual report.
✔ We will prepare externally audited accounts. These accounts are available below. We will also prepare an annual report summarising our programme activities and financial results.
✔ We will seek to maximise the value of public donations by applying for funding from official funding bodies e.g. the Government, the European Union.
✔ Your support is vital to our work. If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
It is vitally important to us that we are accountable to our staff, volunteers, supporters, donors, suppliers and host governments. The documents below will help you understand how your donations are spent: