ACCOUNTABLE TO YOU

How We Spend Money

Maximising your generosity

73% ensures we can provide life-changing long-term development projects, life-saving humanitarian assistance and campaigning and advocacy to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice.

22% ensures we are doing everything we can to raise funds from different types of donors and to let the public know about our work. This year we invested more to ensure that we will be able to grow our resources in the future, reaching more communities in poverty.

5% ensures we work in the most efficient and effective way, and the money donated is spent wisely and well managed.

In emergency appeals, 100% of your donation goes to that specific response fund, providing vital and practical supports such as clean water, sanitation, food and the crucial staff costs to deliver the response.

In 2018/2019, we reached 8.05 million people across 10 countries. Your support is vital to every aspect of our work. That’s why we’re committed to openness and transparency.

* Our programme spending includes humanitarian, development, campaigning and advocacy work.

** Excludes support costs allocated to our shop network

See annual reports and commonly asked questions here

Open and transparent

Your trust and support is our most precious resource. Trusting us to use your donation to maximum effect is a responsibility we take very seriously. 

That’s why we are one of only a very small number of charities among the thousands of charitable organisations in Ireland that has reached the highest gold standard in transparency and accountability.

All our finances, including detailed accounts, breakdowns of where money goes and salary information is available here.

We are listed on the Charities Regulatory Authority’s Register of Charities (Charity Reg. No. 2000946) in the Republic of Ireland and on the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland’s Register of Charities (Charity No. NIC100848).

Read more about the governance codes we adhere to

How we're governed

Oxfam Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland (ROI company number 284292, Charity number CHY 5988) and Northern Ireland (NI company number 33800, Charity number CHY XN89651) with headquarters in Dublin and Belfast. We are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority in Ireland (Registered Charity Number 2000946).

In Northern Ireland, we're registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (Registered Charity Number NIC100848). Here are our articles of association for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

As a not-for-profit, charitable status company, Oxfam Ireland is governed by a maximum of 11 unpaid trustees, known as Council or Board members. Since 2012, members are appointed for a maximum of two three-year terms through open competition. Board members appointed as Chair can serve for a maximum of two three-year terms in that role. These trustees participate in special committees set up by management to guide decisions on programme quality, finance and risk.

A Board committee on remuneration and performance appoints the Chief Executive and sets pay rates for the Chief Executive and senior staff. For every paid staff member, we have the support of approximately ten volunteers. We could not carry out our work without this key support from people countrywide and we value it greatly.

Find out more about our existing board members

Strengthening our safeguarding systems

 

As a global organisation, we continually review and update our robust safeguarding policies and practices. It is our priority to ensure that our staff, volunteers, partners and those we serve are safe and valued in the workplace and across our programmes. We will not tolerate sexual misconduct nor stand for harassment of any kind.

Across the Oxfam confederation, we have rolled out a comprehensive action plan (our 10 Point Plan) that has strengthened our safeguarding systems. We have streamlined and updated our policies, including introducing global policies on preventing exploitation and abuse, safeguarding children and supporting survivors.

We have continued to improve our transparency, accountability and culture and reformed our HR systems to strengthen our referencing processes and better recruit and train staff and volunteers. We remain committed to working with others across the sector and in government to implement changes that protect people, prevent abuse and allow us to do more and better for the world’s poorest.