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Epilepsy Ireland Publish 'Use of Funds' statement for 2023

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We have published our ‘Use of funds’ statement for 2023. This statement outlines to our members, service users, volunteers, supporters, donors, and the public how we raise and use our income at Epilepsy Ireland.

The statement is based on our audited accounts for 2023.  In 2023, as per the audited accounts for the year (the latest currently available), our total income was €1,868,619. Our total expenditure in 2023 was €1,722,393. This meant that a surplus of €146,226 was recorded.

Of every €1 we spent in 2023, 86% went to direct charitable objectives, which consists of information & support (39%); training & education (21%); awareness raising (14c%; advocacy (6%) and epilepsy research (6%). 14% of every euro was spent on fundraising. It is our belief that we extract maximum value for people with epilepsy, from every euro that we spend.

2023 was a very successful year for Epilepsy Ireland during what was a very busy year - with just under 20,000 contacts recorded with our service; the hosting of the International Epilepsy Congress in Dublin; and the successful conclusion of a number of our longstanding advocacy campaigns.  Alongside this, we had incredible support for our work - with fundraising income up 10% from that of 2022 (when adjusted for legacies). 

Without this support - due to funding shortfalls in state funding - we would not be able to do the work we do across Ireland and we would like to thank everyone who supported the work of Epilepsy Ireland throughput 2023. As we continue our journey towards a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy, we would appeal for your continued support. You can support all our work by making a vital donation on the button below:


To read our full 'Use of Funds' statement, visit the 'Governance' section of our website. 

As always, Should you or your family member require any assistance or support on your journey with epilepsy, please do not hesitate to contact your local Community Resource Officer. You can find their details by visiting the ‘Our Local Service’ section of our website.