How We’re Governed

At Galway Simon Community, we strive to be transparent and accountable at all times. We believe that our supporters should be informed about the work we do and its impact, but most importantly about how we spend our money. We are a ‘Triple Locked’ organisation of the Charities Institute indicating that we have achieved best practice standards in Transparency and Accountability. These standards come under three key headings:

Our annual and financial reporting

  • Our financial accounts are independently audited every year
  • Our accounts are SORP (FRS 102) compliant
  • We continually monitor the impact of our work and its impact on the people we work with
  • We ensure regular communication and reporting


Galway Simon Community has been entered on the register of organisations that are compliant with the voluntary Governance Code. For more information about the charity Governance Code, click here.

We are also signed up to the Housing Agency’s Voluntary Regulation Code (VRC), view the register here.

Our board of directors give their time on a voluntary basis and they are not compensated with pay. They hold meetings regularly and their job is to scrutinise everything we do.


Ethical Fundraising

At Galway Simon, we are committed to achieving the standards contained within the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

These guidelines exists to:

  • Improve fundraising practice
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public.
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.

Details of our fundraising activities are contained within our Annual Reports and Financial Statements. For more information about our fundraising practices, download our documents:

Public Compliance Statement 132KB 37 downloads


Donor Charter 226.18 KB 41 downloads


Complaint Policy 591 KB 42 downloads