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Fundraising Charter and Principles

We in the Galway Rape Crisis Centre are committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the governing body. We commit to doing this by;

  • confirming our commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in our annual report
  • having a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising
  • regularly monitoring compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.
  • considering the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising when planning all fundraising activity
  • providing honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.
  • designating a member of the governing body and/or a senior member of staff to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
  • ensuring that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its implementation.
  • having a feedback and complaints procedure consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Feedback is recorded for review by relevant staff including the CEO and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.
  • preparing financial reports consistent with the requirements of the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is independent of its funding sources.
  • ensuring that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with data protection requirements.
  • being accessible to the public through by phone, post and e-mail.

Galway Rape Crisis Centre Donor Charter (pdf)

Galway Rape Crisis Centre Fundraising Principles (pdf)

Volunteer Charter (pdf)

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