Our Governance Code & Finance

 

Business in the Community Ireland is one of the first charities in Ireland complying with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. We confirm that a review of our organisation’s compliance with the principles in the Code was conducted and was based on an assessment of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle

Principle 1: Leading our organisation

Principle 2: Exercising control over our organisation

Principle 3: Being transparent and accountable

Principle 4: Working effectively

Principle 5: Behaving with integrity

 

We confirm that our organisation is committed to the standards outlined in these principals. We commit to reviewing our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle each year.

Click on the link to download a signed copy of our Governance Code. Governance Code BITCI

Please find here a copy of our Memorandum and Articles of Association.

We have signed up to the Principals of Good Fundraising.

 

Donor Charter and Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

We aim to uphold best practice in all areas of our activities. We have a Donor Charter and a Complaints and feedback procedure. Download the Business in the Community Donor Charter 2016. We are committed to working to the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising which was introduced as a voluntary code in 2011 by the charity sector in Ireland. Download a copy of the Guiding Principles.

 

Our financial information:

  • Our 2015 accounts are currently being prepared and audited. They will be posted here as soon as they are available
  • Please click here to download the Directors’ Report and Financial Statement for 2014.
  • Please click here to download the Directors’ Report and Financial Statement for 2013.
  • Please click here to download the Directors’ Report and Financial Statement for 2012.
  • Please click here to download the Directors’ Report and Financial Statement for 2011. 
  • Please click here to download the Draft Directors’ Report and Consolidated Financial Statements Year Ended 31 December 2012.

 

The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited accounts are the consolidated accounts for the group, comprising the wholly owned subsidiaries, Business in the Community Limited and The Community Foundation for Ireland Ltd.

Business in the Community Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland are wholly owned subsidiaries of Foundation for Investing in Communities.  Both companies share certain resources including Human Resource; Administration; Offices and other facilities.   The costs of shared resources are allocated across both subsidiaries.

The CEO, who works in both the group companies (Business in the Community Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland), total salary and pension entitlement is €115,000 of which €69,000 is allocated to Business in the Community Ireland.

Some members of the Senior Management Team work in both the group companies (Business in the Community Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland).  Their total salary bands, including pension entitlements, range from €40,000 to €74,000 which costs are allocated across both group charities. The senior management team salaries including pension entitlements range between €33,000 and €68,000 for Business in the Community Ireland.

One Senior Manager is seconded to Business in the Community and receives a stipend of €17,725  from Business in the Community. Benefits for all staff, including senior management, comprise entitlements to pension contributions, death in service, discretionary income protection and Employee Assistance Programme.

We are a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status.The organisation is Registered in Ireland, No.338442 Registered Office: 29 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.

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