Epilepsy Ireland has been awarded 'Triple Lock’ status by the Charities Institute Ireland (CII).
Triple Lock status is awarded to charities that uphold the highest standards in transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and strong governance structures. This recognition is the gold standard for Irish charities to offer assurances to donors, members and the general public.
To achieve the Triple Lock, we:
- Adopted and maintain compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.
- Prepare our annual financial statements in compliance with the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice under FRS102) accounting standard.
- Completed the full implementation of the Governance Code for the Community and Voluntary Sector. The Code comprises a set of recommended practices for the boards of Irish charities and was adopted in full by the Epilepsy Ireland board in July 2018.
We have also committed to keeping our compliance under ongoing review, and we look forward to the publication of a new code of governance by the Charity Regulator in 2018.