Donor Charter

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is deeply committed to its donors and remains dedicated to treating our friends and supporters with the highest level of care and respect.


Our Donor Charter reaffirms our commitment to the standards outlined in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising, drawn up in the context of the Charities Bill 2007 now the Charities Act 2009. It also provides an assurance to donors and potential donors in relation to the integrity and accountability of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

As a minimum, The Irish Hospice Foundation Donor Charter sets out the following:


We commit to giving our donors the right:

  • To be informed of the way in which we intend to use cash donations and gifts-in-kind
  • To receive confirmation form the Irish Hospice Foundation that it is fully committed to using donations effectively for their intended purposes
  • To be kept informed of the impact of their support and of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s evolving needs and priorities
  • To have access to the Irish Hospice Foundation’s most recent published financial accounts.
  • To be informed as to whether those people seeking donations are volunteers or employees of the Irish Hospice Foundation
  • To be assured that their right to privacy will be respected, including the right to have their personal details deleted from the Irish Hospice Foundation’s mailing lists and that their personal information will be handled in full compliance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and 2003
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement, recognition and publicity for each donation if/as required  and to have their anonymity respected if requested


We commit to ensuring that all donations:

  • Will be used for the purpose for which they were originally intended. The priorities of the Irish Hospice Foundation will change from time to time and, should this happen, alternative uses for ‘restricted’ donations will be discussed with the donor or the donor’s representative
  • Will be used for the purposes which The Irish Hospice Foundation deem to present the best opportunity to advance its priorities where those donations are ‘un-designated’ i.e. not given a specific and pre-determined purpose
  • Will be acknowledged promptly
  • Will be maximised where possible, and where permission has been granted from a PAYE tax payer, through the reclamation of tax relief


Please click IHF Public Compliance Statement to view/download.

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