40,000 people throughout Ireland access Carmichael Centre services and supports annually.
And the winners are.............
The Carmichael Centre announces the winners of the Good Governance Awards for the Not-for-Profit sector.
The Carmichael Centre in partnership with The Wheel, Volunteer Ireland, Charities Institute Ireland and, supported by Davy, Mazars Ireland and Mason Hayes Curran are very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Good Governance Awards. The Awards Ceremony which took take place on the 18th October highlighted governance excellence in the not-for-profit sector in Ireland.
Category 1 Type C Organisations with an annual turnover of over €500K
Category 2 Type C Organisations with an annual turnover of between €100K and €500K
Care Alliance Ireland
Type B organisations (organisations with employees and a turnover of less than €100K)
Category 4 Type A organisations – Volunteer only organisations
No entry was of a sufficient standard to merit shortlisting.
Special Recognition Award
These awards will facilitate the promotion and recognition of good governance practice and help to increase public trust in the sector. Charities and other voluntary and community organisations play a vital role in our lives and they command enormous public trust and confidence. This is reflected in the generosity with which people in Ireland give of their time and money to the charities they support.
Voluntary and community organisations are driven by altruistic values and working for public benefit. The sector is increasingly expected by funders, supporters and the public to demonstrate how well we are governed. They also have legal requirements to comply with, plus the relevant legislation and regulations that apply to their sector and activities. Good governance is a vital and necessary part of how voluntary and community organisations operate and are held accountable. These awards demonstrate to the public and the sector alike that this is indeed taking place.
Speaking at the Awards Ceremony for the Good Governance Awards, Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí CEO Carmichael Centre said ‘We are delighted with the response and the level of interest shown by sector with 84 entries received. We know that for some we are looking for a higher standard of annual report than is currently required. But that is what the awards are all about. Promoting and encouraging excellence and improving the standards of reporting and accountability in the sector’.
Liam O’Sullivan, Executive Director of Care Alliance Ireland said on receiving the award ‘As a membership based organisation we believe that our ongoing emphasis on good governance both reassures and encourages our 100 member organisations, who all support Family Carers in different ways. With a strong governance structure in place delivered by our Board, staff and volunteers we will continue to be well placed to support the wider Family Carer community'
Also speaking at the ceremony last night, Chairman of Concern Mr Tom Shipsey said: “This is an important recognition of the transparency and strength Concern has shown over its 48 year history and we are delighted to receive this award. We pride ourselves on our governance arrangement, adhering to best practice and we have a deep-rooted belief in the importance of transparency and accountability.
“We are always overwhelmed by the huge generosity of the Irish public over the years and this award assures them that their donations, no matter how small, is spent wisely and well as Concern continues to assist those in greatest need in some of the world’s most impoverished areas.”
For more information on the Good Governance Awards please visit www.goodgovernanceawards.ie
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