We do this by operating with an independent Board of Directors. The CEO reports to but is not a member of the Women’s Aid Board and in 2021 there were 10 Board meetings. Board members are not remunerated for their time and work nor are they reimbursed for any expenses for travelling etc. Formal disclosure of board member’s interests are updated each year as part of the annual audit process and our Board members are listed in the Women's Aid Director's Report and Audited Financial Statements 2021.
The Audit and Risk Sub-Committee oversees the finances and annual audit and meet on a regular basis. The Terms of Reference for this Committee are available here.
The Governance and Risk Sub-Committee is to ensure good corporate governance and, in particular, to adopt the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charity Organisations in Ireland. In addition, the purpose of the Committee is to ensure that there is a robust and effective process for evaluating and mitigating Risk, and; to oversee the performance of the Board, Board Committees and individual Directors; to ensure a process for Board succession planning and, to ensure that the Board fulfils its functional responsibilities. The terms of reference for this Committe are available here.
This year JPA Brenson Lawlor undertook an annual audit and our 2021 audited accounts were prepared in accordance with SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice, Accounting and Reporting) and can be downloaded here.
Women’s Aid CLG is a registered charity and we are compliant with the Charities Governance Code. Our Charity Registration Number is 20012045, Companies Registration Office number is 58035 and our CHY number is 6491. We work hard to be completely transparent to our funders and supporters regarding funds raised and money spent. You can find our details on the Companies Registration Office Website here using our company number 58035.
Confidence in Women’s Aid is immensely valuable and has allowed us to listen, believe and support women and their children for nearly 50 years.
Our Annual Impact Report for 2021 oulines our work last year and a summary of our current Statement of Strategy is available here.
If you would like any further information please contact Sarah Benson, CEO of Women's Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.