The code of governance for type C organisations:
This is the standard code by which all charities should measure their governance arrangements and Arthritis Ireland has signed up to this and practise the ethos laid out in the code. Click here to see our commitment to the principles of good governance.
The statement of guiding principles for fundraising:
This is the guiding standard as developed by the Irish Charity Tax Reform Group and Arthritis Ireland.
Statement of recommended practice or SORP:
SORPs provide recommendations for accounting and reporting, in particular, how accounting standards should be applied in particular sectors. SORPs aim to provide consistency of accounting treatment within our sector. Whilst this has not been compulsory in Ireland, Arthritis Ireland has adopted the SORP format since 2006 and anticipates that the new Charity Regulator will recommend this format for all charities.
The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015:
The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. Arthritis Ireland has registered and practice compliance with all the directives set out in the legislation.
The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA):
The CRA is Ireland's national agency for charitable organisations. Arthritis Ireland has registered with the CRA and practise compliance with all the directives set out by this statutory agency.