Open & transparent

Accountable to you

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.

The government has recently announced the appointment of a new charity regulator. We’ve been pushing for this for years and welcome the fact that it’s finally happening.

In its absence, we’ve imposed the highest international standards on ourselves – all our activities are measurable, accountable and realistic. 

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

Governance codes

We adhere to and implement the following codes:

Boardmatch Ireland’s Transparency Scale (A Standard)

Charity Commission for N.I. Code of Good Governance

Dóchas-CGAI Irish Development NGOs Code of Corporate Governance

Republic of Ireland Charities Act

Northern Ireland Charities Act

SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) for accounting and reporting practice

Irish Charities Tax Research (ICTR) fundraising principles

The Wheel’s Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Our internal governance committee ensures we are compliant with these codes and that we put them into practice. Here is also our Donor Charter and our Public Compliance Statement.