1. We are fully committed to the highest possible standards of governance and compliance.
  2. There are no top-ups paid to management/employees of Irish Guide Dogs.
  3. The average salary of our 76  staff members (63 full time and 13 part time) is €36,000 per year.
  4. The Irish Guide Dogs Board of Directors is made up of 12 volunteer Directors. Board members do not receive any remuneration for their role.
  5. Irish Guide Dogs is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (Company No: 55616) with charitable status and not having a share capital (Registered charity no: CHY6006).
  6. We are one of the earliest adopters of FRS102 (Financial Reporting Standard) and have been SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice) compliant since 2008, compliance and adoption of these standards being a key reference in the charity sector.
  7. In 2009 our Board of Directors implemented a comprehensive governance code which guides our Board and management in best practice. It is reviewed and updated annually.
  8. In 2013 we signed up to the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.
  9. We are signed up to The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising which sets out the best practice for dealing with donors, Volunteers and fundraising activity.
  10. Our audited financial statements are published on our website.