Trócaire has an obligation to our supporters and funders to make sure that donations are being spent wisely and that you know how your money is being used. We want to reassure you that Trócaire takes the trust you place in us very seriously.
During 2017-2018 we spent €71.1 million to support over 2.8 million people in over 20 countries across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
92% goes on charitable activities
8% is spent on raising funds
As a charity supported by voluntary public donations Trócaire is committed to:
If you have any concerns about your donations, please contact our support care team online or call 1850 408 408 (Republic of Ireland) or 0800 912 1200 (Northern Ireland).
We are hugely grateful to the public for their support of our work. Last year, your donations of €29.1 million were put to critical use in over 20 countries across the world.
Along with donations from the public, Trócaire receives vital support from governments and other institutional donors. This funding supports both our long-term development projects and our humanitarian work.
Income from institutional donors during the financial year 2017-18 amounted to €45.8 million.
€8.7m Lenten campaign
€10.2m General donations and bequests
€4.6m Regular giving
€5.5m Special appeals
€20.2m Irish Aid
€2.9m EU and ECHO
€6.2m Dept of International Development (UK)
€2m Australia Aid
€14.5m Other institutional funders
During 2017-18 we spent €71.1 million to support over 2.8 million people in over 20 countries across Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
For more detail see:
Bishops of Ireland's Pastoral Letter establishing Trócaire
We adhere to the following legislation and standards of good practice:
Trócaire has signed up to and/or complies with the following codes and guidelines:
Trócaire is committed to ensuring its policies to safeguard programme participants from abuse and exploitation are fit for purpose and that the actions of its staff, contracted parties and other third parties including visitors and volunteers are always appropriate. We also require that our partner organisations demonstrate a similar commitment.
For Trócaire, accountability means recognising and responding to the expectations placed on us by all our stakeholders, these include our programme participants and their communities; our partners, Trócaire staff and volunteers. They also includes the Catholic Church, our supporters, the public, media, donors, host governments, regulators and bodies operating under contract to Trócaire.
Trócaire is a member of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) Alliance, and our commitment to accountability is articulated in our 2016-2020 strategic plan under Goal 9: “Trócaire is accountable for bringing about positive change and is recognised as an excellent and effective organisation”. Trócaire measures progress against this commitment using the CHS verification scheme.
We are committed to quantifying our organisational carbon footprint each year to understand and reduce the impact of our activities on the environment.