How your money is spent

When you donate, you’re entrusting us with the responsibility to make your money work for people affected by poverty.

It’s one we take seriously. 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.

In the past year, we spent just under €7 million/£6.3 million in 14 countries which benefitted 952,000 people. In emergency appeals, 100% of your donation goes to that specific response fund.

We ensure that all our activities are measurable, accountable and realistic. Below you can find full information regarding where your donation goes, CEO salary, overhead costs, how our board is appointed and answers to other important questions too.

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 20009946).

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 make guide decisions on strategic planning, employee pensions and organisational assessments. A Finance, Audit and Risk Committee oversees our financial health.

Find out more about our existing board members