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How We Are Funded

ISPCC relies on fundraising to fund the majority of its work.

In the period of October 2019 and September 2020, ISPCC needed to raise 75 per cent of its funding through donations.

Our donors place enormous trust in us to spend the money they donate wisely. We are committed to providing clear and transparent information about how we raise our money, how we account for it and how we spend it.

The organisation also receives funding for specific services from state agencies in Ireland, including the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Tusla, Regional Drugs Task Force and the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention.

The most recent financial information for the ISPCC is available in our Report and Financial Statements for October 2020 to September 2021.


The ISPCC Is Funded In Several Ways:

  • We fundraise through donations from the general public, campaigns and events. You can read more about these here.
  • We receive funding from our Corporate Partners, Trusts and Foundations.
  • We apply for funding from Government bodies to deliver some of our services on a contracted basis.
  • Between October 2020 and September 2021, 75 per cent of our income was from fundraising.

Key Facts

  • Between October 2020 and September 2021, over 37,000 volunteer hours were donated to the ISPCC’s Childline Listening Service by volunteers across Ireland.
  • The salary of the CEO is €110,000, and is set by the Remuneration Committee of the Board and submitted to the Board for approval.
  • In addition, the CEO has a car allowance of €10,000 due to the travel involved in the post.
  • The salary set out above is inclusive; no further payments are made and no pension contributions are made.

The salaries of our senior managers are disclosed in line with best practice, in our Report and Financial Statements for 2020 / 2021.

You can read much more about our financial performance and our outcomes in our most recent report.

ISPCC Commitment to Fundraising Best Practice

The ISPCC has signed up to the Resolution regarding the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

ISPCC is fully committed to achieving the high standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising developed by the ICT.

We Commit To Doing This By:

  • Maintaining high levels of fundraising practice
  • Providing high levels of accountability and transparency to our donors and prospective donors
  • Providing clarity and assurances to you about how we spend your money

ISPCC Financial Reports & Fundraising Documents The ISPCC publishes financial audited accounts on an annual basis.

A summary of accounts for the period of October 2020 to September 2021 can be viewed here.

ISPCC Public Compliance Statement, Donor Charter For Fundraising and Fundraising Feedback Procedure documents are available to download.

If you have any questions relating to anything you read here or have not found the answer to a query, please contact us at [email protected] and we will respond within three working days.

Find Out More About How The ISPCC Operates By Taking A Look At Our Annual Reports and Strategy Document.

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