Read our 2021 annual report
Accountability and transparency are central to our values as an organisation. In fact, they are part of our core values. We’re committed to using your donations to transform the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.
In 2021, we reached approximately 39 million people in 24 of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries. We spent over €196 million on our overseas programmes.
Where your money goes
of your donation goes to Relief and Development
This is spent directly towards our goal of ending extreme poverty.
This is money spent to raise funds for Concern's work and highlight the needs of the communities we work with.
Education and Advocacy
We invest money in influencing policies and deepening awareness on issues around global poverty with the public.
Funds spent to ensure Concern Worldwide is managed efficiently and adheres to the highest standards.
Highest accountability standards
In our work, we're dedicated to following the best charity codes and policies, from how we deal with emergencies to how we fundraise. We believe that charities have to be accountable, transparent and effective.
Triple lock membership
Governance, reporting and fundraising practices combine to provide a triple lock designed to guarantee any charity's integrity to the public. We have been awarded 'Triple Lock' membership from the Charities Institute Ireland, which demonstrates our commitment to best practice in all aspects of good governance, transparency and fundraising.
Prize winning published accounts
Core Humanitarian Standard
Humanitarian Accountability Partnership
"We take our obligations around transparency seriously. We only exist, and our work is only possible, because of the support shown to us by people, businesses, communities and governments. That trust was hard won and easily lost. Top class transparency is part of what helps us maintain that support."
Do you have a question about our transparency arrangements?
Our strategic plan
Our strategic plan runs from 2021 to 2025 and commits the organisation to progress under four key goals. They are:
- Reaching the furthest behind first
- Driving urgent action on hunger, conflict and the climate crisis
- Galvanising global support across every generation to end extreme poverty
- Being a diverse, inclusive and people-focused organisation
Overall, we believe that we are making satisfactory progress on our strategic plan and that delivery on most objectives is broadly on track. The targets are ambitious and continue to stretch the organisation.
An overview of our strategic plan can be viewed below.
In 2021, the Group’s then-CEO, Dominic MacSorley, was paid a salary of €113,493 and received a 9% contribution to a defined contribution pension scheme. He received no additional benefits in the current or prior year.
Maintaining our high standards in accountability and transparency is very important to us. Our annual reports for years gone by are all available online.
Public trust and confidence is so important to us. That’s why we work hard to ensure we are transparent in our governance and management.
Gender Pay Gap Report
Our overall gender pay gap in the staff group reported on for 2022 is marginal. This is something that we are very proud of and is a clear demonstration of our focus on and commitment to advance equality, diversity and inclusion, specifically gender diversity.
The difference in pay, at the upper and middle quartiles for the staff group included in this analysis, while slightly higher for men is a clear demonstration of commitment to gender equality at all levels.
There is a noticeable gap between the mean and median pay for part-time staff – with women being paid higher. This is primarily due to the higher numbers of parttime employees, across all salary bands, being women.
Read the Gender Pay Gap Report below.
Our impact in 2021
people reached through our emergency response
people reached through our health interventions
people reached through our livelihoods programmes
Other ways your company can get involved
When you partner with us the results are transformational - for your business and the beneficiaries we work with.
From bake sales to coffee mornings and beyond – staff fundraising is a great way to foster team spirit while raising money for our life-saving work.
Make a lasting difference by purchasing one of our six lifesaving Christmas gifts.
Donate directly through your salary – an easy and efficient way to support our work.