Public donations

Public donations

From individual direct debits to community collections, public donations come in many forms. Without them, our life-changing work simply would not be possible. That’s why your trust is so important to us and why we’re completely transparent and accountable to you in our fundraising efforts.

Fundraising best practice

We strive for best practice in fundraising and are committed to achieving the standards outlined in the Charities Regulator Fundraising Guidelines. We have also been awarded Triple Lock membership by Charities Institute Ireland, demonstrating our commitment to best practice in fundraising.

How we maintain best practice in transparency

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Annual reports

Our accounts are prepared annually in accordance with the charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) standard of accountability and transparency. 

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Codes of conduct

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Fundraising activities

Out and about

Face to face fundraising is an essential method of raising money. It helps us to plan and budget effectively and allows us to respond immediately when disaster strikes.

You may have come across our face to face fundraisers, they work door-to-door and on the street, asking people to commit to a regular direct debit. They offer to sign people up to campaigns like ‘Concern’s First Response’ which explains how a regular gift can help us provide urgently needed supplies in the hours and days following an emergency.

All face to face fundraisers working for Concern are employed and trained by us. They are subject to the Face to Face Code of Practice which helps ensure best practice fundraising and they work on a flat hourly rate. All costs come from our annual fundraising budget and all donations ensure we can work where the need is greatest.

Andrew Drury, Direct Dialogue Fundraiser for Concern Worldwide. Photographer: Kevin Carroll/Concern Worldwide.
Andrew Drury, Direct Dialogue Fundraiser for Concern Worldwide. Photo: Kevin Carroll / Concern Worldwide.
Mollie Dixon, Direct Dialogue Fundraiser for Concern Worldwide. Photo: Kevin Carroll / Concern Worldwide.
Mollie Dixon, Direct Dialogue Fundraiser for Concern Worldwide. Photo: Kevin Carroll / Concern Worldwide.

Accountable to you

The generosity of our supporters is helping us deliver real change on a bigger scale than ever before. That’s why we’re committed to letting you know how we raise money, how we spend your donations and the impact your donations are having.

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding our fundraisers please contact us. Please note that our face to face fundraisers never ask for cash or credit card details. If you have reason to believe any fundraiser is fraudulent please, contact the Gardaí immediately.

How money is spent

88.4%
Relief and Development
Relief and Development
8.7%
Fundraising
Fundraising
2.4%
Development education and advocacy
Development education and advocacy
0.5%
Governance
Governance

Lebanon Christmas appeal

  • Over 1.5m people have fled to Lebanon since the conflict in Syria began

  • Most are living in garages, abandoned buildings and makeshift tents, despite freezing temperatures

  • Can you help a family in Lebanon this Christmas?

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