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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 2021 to September 2022.


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 2021 / 2022.

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

ISPCC Commitment to Fundraising Best Practice

To continue our work, we depend on the support of people like you! We are so grateful for the generosity of all our supporters and we treat all donations with the highest ethical standards.

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 2021 to September 2022 can be viewed here.

We are committed to fundraising ethics and standards as set out in Guidelines for Charitable Organisations Fundraising from the Public. We are committed to standards of best practice in good governance, as well as adherence to the Charities Governance Code. The organisation has also achieved the Triple Lock status awarded by Charities Institute Ireland in recognition of best in class governance.

If you have any concerns please do get in touch. We take the issue of transparency and accountability very seriously and are delighted to answer any questions you may have. Contact us at [email protected] and we will respond within three working days.

Please find downloads below with the documents relating to our commitment to the best practices in fundraising:

ISPCC Public Compliance Statement

Donor Charter For Fundraising 

Fundraising Feedback Procedure documents

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

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