Governance

Governance

Mendicity is committed to providing transparency and the best quality service to our clients and those who donate to us. We do this by adhering to best practice guidelines and governance standards, compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, and implementing organisational policies.

Board of Directors

The Mendicity Institution is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors with backgrounds in healthcare, law, local business, finance and pastoral care. Our Board is comprised of seven directors who meet 10 times a year. They ensure compliance with current regulation and best practice guidelines, and are wholly responsible for the overall governance of the organisation. They delegate this responsibility and instruct the CEO, who implements the organisation’s mission and values through our daily work. The CEO and management provide the Board with progress reports, financial/budgeting reports, and regular reviews of policies and procedures.

Directors:

  • Lynda Sisson (Chairperson)
  • Damien McShane (Company Secretary)
  • Caroline Carson
  • Brian Scollard
  • Tony O’ Rourke
  • John Collins
  • Very Rev. Dermot Dunne Dean of Christ Church Cathedral
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Charities Regulator

The Mendicity Institution is compliant with the Charities Act 2009 and we are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA), Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations.

Registered Charity Number: 20001322 (Mendicity Institution Trust) and CHY Number: 834

Registered Charity Number: 20162429 (Mendicity Institution CLG) and Company Number: 605690

 

Governance Code

Mendicity is signed up to and complies with the Governance Code and its six principles. Under the Code we are classified as a Type C organisation.

 

Annual Accounts & Financial Accountability

We thrive to demonstrate accountability and financial transparency the public and to all stakeholders. We file all tax returns with the Revenue Commissioners and our annual accounts are externally audited by ITAS Accounting Limited, 6 Marino Mart, Dublin 3. The charity engages proactively with legislation, standards and codes which are developed for the sector. Mendicity Institution CLG and Mendicity Institution Trust are compliant with The Charities SORP (FRS 102), and the Mendicity Institution CLG is compliant with the Companies Act 2014. Mendicity also adheres to 2008 Statement of Guiding Principles on Charitable Fundraising.

Registered Charity Number: 20001322 (Mendicity Institution Trust) and CHY Number: 834

Registered Charity Number: 20162429 (Mendicity Institution CLG) and Company Number: 605690

Recent accounts and annual reports are listed below.

 

Annual Accounts 2019 Mendicity Institution CLG

Annual Accounts 2019 Mendicity Institution Trust

Annual Accounts 2018 Mendicity Institution CLG

Annual Accounts 2017 Mendicity Institution Trust 

Annual Accounts 2017 Mendicity Institution CLG

Annual Accounts 2016

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015