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Governance and Transparency

Charities Regulator 

Our Registered Charity Number is 20030421. In 2022, Mayo Rape Crisis Centre undertook a comprehensive governance review, and we are currently working towards full compliance with the  with the Charities Governance Code.

Every year, we submit our Annual Report to the Charities Regulator.

Charity Tax Exemption

Our Charity Tax Exemption Number, as granted by Revenue, is 11256.

Commitments to Standards in Fundraising Practice

We confirm that we comply with the Statement of Guiding Principals as set out in the ICTR website. These Standards exist to improve Fundraising Practice, promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public, to provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the Organisations they support. We, Mayo Rape Crisis Centre, have considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out.

MRCC considers the Charities’ Regulator’s ‘Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public’ when raising funds. All funds raised through public fundraising go directly towards providing professional, specialised counselling support to those affected by sexual violence, helping to keep our services free.

Data Protection & GDPR

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 1988 – 2018 (the DPA) and has an up-to-date Data Protection & GDPR policy.


Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees, none of whom receive a salary or allowances from the Centre. Members of the Board offer their time free of charge, bringing professional experience in financial management, legal matters, communication, education and corporate governance.

Financial Accountability

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre as a fully registered charity is audited annually by an external auditor, and has an internal audit function and a financial policy devised by the Board of Directors. The Centre is wholly committed to the codes of best practice in the sector in terms of fundraising and financial reporting.

Operational Policies and Procedures

Copies of our current policies and procedures are available upon request.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre is an active member of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI). The network supports and promotes the work of Rape Crisis Centres and provides a national voice for survivors of Sexual Violence. We abide by the RCNI Code of Ethics, Framework Practice and Standards.

Mayo Rape Crisis Centre Board of Directors

Caroline Barry

Rachel Clarke

Joe Doherty

Anne-Marie Flynn

Beverley  Flynn

Justin Kerr

Leona McGowan

Lorraine Toner