The financial affairs of the organisation are managed by the Finance Committee with responsibility to, and in consultation with, the Executive Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for the audit, budgeting and finances which are all subject to detailed review and are outlined here in the Terms of Reference for the Finance Committee:
Adequate systems of internal control are in place which aim to ensure compliance with laws and policies, ensure efficient and effective use of resources, safeguard assets and maintain the integrity of the financial information produced. IGG’s properties are vested in the Irish Girl Guides Trust Corporation Company Limited by Guarantee, which is represented on our Executive Committee and is registered as a separate charity.
IGG believes it is imperative for all organisations in receipt of public funding to live up to their fiduciary responsibilities in terms of corporate governance. Each Unit, District and Area keeps proper financial records for which they appoint a treasurer who monitors the finances at local level. Regions’ and Committees’ financial records are checked on an annual basis by a suitably experienced person.
IGG’s national income is dependant on a grant from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs administered by Pobal (51%), membership fees (44%) and fundraising through grants, sponsorships and donations (5%). IGG’s national expenditure includes provision of resources to Units, training for Leaders e.g. First Aid or outdoor activities, national and regional events for youth members, development of the programme, travel for volunteers to meetings and activities, financial assistance grants for members in need, along with the costs associated with staff and maintenance of our National Office. An external auditor checks the annual national accounts.
Sponsors and Donors
We are grateful for support from:
IGG has committed to complying with the Irish Charities’ Tax Reform Group (ICTR) Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by endeavouring to:
- adhere to the core principles of respect, honesty and openness
- demonstrate commitment to donors
- ensure high standards of fundraising practice
- be financially accountable
The full statement of compliance and our Donor Charter are available here:
We welcome your feedback on our performance in relation to our finances by emailing Irish Girl Guides’ Chair of Finance, Evelyn Hayes, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to make a complaint about any aspect of our financial matters, please follow our Complaints Procedure.