How We’re Governed

At Galway Simon Community, we strive to be transparent and accountable at all times. We believe that our supporters should be informed about the work we do and its impact, but most importantly about how we spend our money.

Our board of directors give their time on a voluntary basis and they are not compensated with pay. They hold meetings regularly and their job is to scrutinise everything we do.

How we ensure transparency and accountability:

  • Our financial accounts are independently audited every year
  • We continually monitor the impact of our work and its impact on the people we work with
  • We ensure regular communication and reporting

The Irish Charity Governance Code

Galway Simon Community has been entered on the register of organisations that are compliant with the Governance Code. For more information about the charity Governance Code, click here.


Fundraising Best Practice

At Galway Simon, we are committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising exists to:

  • Improve fundraising practice
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public.
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.

Details of our fundraising activities are contained within our Annual Reports and Financial Statements.

For more information about our fundraising practices, download our documents:

Donor Charter

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