Our Funding & Governance

In 2017 Barnardos worked with more than 15,347 children and families. We are an organisation with an annual expenditure of €25 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.

Barnardos Publishes HSE Internal Audit Report into its Operations

Oct 5 2016. Barnardos received the Report of an internal audit conducted by the HSE Internal Audit Division, commissioned by TUSLA as part of their agreed audit plan for 2015. TUSLA, and formerly the HSE, fund approximately 55% of Barnardos’ work with children and families. Read more.

Barnardos Annual Review

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 2017 was 62% of our total income. Our voluntary income was 38%. Read our 2017 Annual Review

How we spend our incomeOf every €1 we spent in 2017, 84 cent was spent directly on our work with children and families, 16 cent was invested in generating funds. 

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)

Further Information

Annual reviews from previous years are also available on our website.



How Money is Spent