Our Funding & Governance
Barnardos works with more than 13,100 children and families each year. We are an organisation with an annual expenditure of €21.6 million. We work with vulnerable children and families across Ireland. We employ qualified and skilled staff who work in very sensitive situations with children who have very complex needs to change their lives for the better. Our direct work with children and families is supported by professional expertise in the areas of finance and corporate governance, IT, HR, advocacy and fundraising. Everyone in Barnardos is 100% committed to doing their best for the children and families in our services.
We receive statutory funding for our work in 40 projects, all located in the heart of disadvantaged communities. Each of these services operates under a service level agreement and we provide detailed reports to our funders on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Our statutory income in 2015 was 64% of our total income. Our voluntary income was 36%.
Of every €1 we spent in 2015, 87 cent was spent directly on our work with children and families, 12 cent was invested in generating funds and 1 cent was spent on governance.
Barnardos publishes its financial accounts annually. They are prepared in accordance with UK best practice* in the absence of statutory reporting standards for charities in Ireland.
If you have any queries about our finances, please read our annual reports which are available on our website.
No top up payments are made to Barnardos employees. Barnardos Board members and the chairman of the Board are volunteers and donate freely of their time, skills and experience.
*SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice)
- Download a copy of the Barnardos Annual Report and Financial Statements 2015 (pdf, 1MB - published 2016)
- Barnardos is compliant with The Governance Code - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. www.governancecode.ie
- Barnardos Memorandum of Assocation
- Barnardos Articles of Association
Annual reviews from previous years are also available on our website.