Aware is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate and clinical governance across all areas of its work. Aware is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association. A voluntary Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic development and governance oversight of the charity on behalf of its Members (also voluntary).

Aware is compliant with The Governance Code - a Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland:

Aware's accounts have been prepared in accordance with the new standard FRS102 (The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland). FRS102 is the applicable standard for Public Benefit entities whose financial statements are intended to give a true and fair view of the financial position and income and expenditure for a period.

13 full-time and seven part-time staff are employed. With over 49,000 people participating in Aware’s services in 2016; 309,000 unique visits to the Aware website, and 26% of annual income received from the state, staff with relevant professional competencies and skills are required to ensure the organisation and its services operate effectively, professionally and in line with clinical best practice.

Staff also work to ensure the organisation complies with legal requirements under a wide range of Acts, policies and charters including: Registration with the Charities Regulatory Authority; Garda vetting; data protection legislation; employment legislation; health & safety legislation; Children First guidelines; the Irish Charities Tax Reform Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising, and the new Lobbying Act 2015. Aware’s annual accounts are published on each year and also filed with the Companies Registration Office.

Fundraising, Income and Expenditure



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