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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about Trócaire's work and finances


Does Trócaire recruit volunteers?

We recruit volunteers to help with our outreach and fundraising work in Ireland, but do not send volunteers from Ireland to work in our programmes overseas. To find out more visit our volunteer page.  

How much of my donation is used for fundraising?

7% of your donation is used to raise funds to carry out this work and the remaining 93% of our income goes to our charitable activities.

What is your CEO paid?

Trócaire is a professional organisation that demands the highest standards from its employees on behalf of the people we support overseas and on behalf of those who support us in Ireland. Our CEO is paid a salary of €125,000 per annum. This equates to approximately 0.2% of the organisation's income. 

Do you pay tops ups or bonuses?

No top ups or bonus payments are made to staff in Trócaire.

Does any of my donation go to governments overseas?

No, none of the donations received by Trócaire go to governments overseas. 

Do Trócaire Board members receive payment?

No, our Board members are volunteers who contribute their expertise free of charge. They serve a maximum of two, three-year terms, to constantly refresh ideas and skills.

Does Trócaire fund abortion overseas?

No, we do not fund or provide abortion services. As an agency of the Catholic Church, our work is guided by Catholic Social Teaching. 

Who funds Trócaire's work?

Our work is funded by members of the public in Ireland as well as large institutions. Our three largest institutional donors are the Irish government, UK government and Caritas. We accept grants from institutions to carry out work. However, we do not accept grants from any insitution whose primary purpose runs contrary to Catholic Social Teaching.