Finance and Governance

In 2020, Despite Pandemic Restrictions, Orbis Ireland Funded the Delivery Of:

  • 2,369 eye health worker training sessions
  • 11,652 eye screenings, 79% of which were for children
  • 921,471 doses of antibiotics administered
  • 1,031 eye care surgeries, including cataract and trachomatous trichiasis surgeries

To find out more about what we achieved in 2020, here's our Annual Report.

Financial Statements


Orbis Ireland confirms that our organisation complies with the Charities Regulator Governance Code.

Orbis Ireland is governed by the Orbis Ireland Board and senior management. The Board's primary function is to agree on the policy parameters and strategic framework within which Orbis operates, to approve budgets and actions based on proposals from management and to monitor performance.

The Board meets at least four times a year. It has four standing committees: Audit and Finance; Programme Monitoring, Diversity and Governance and Fundraising

The Board is accountable to:

  • The donors, for ensuring funds donated are used effectively in pursuit of the organisation’s objectives.
  • Our programme beneficiaries in Ethiopia, for the design and implementation of effective programmes.
  • Our staff, for their welfare and safety.

Find out more about the Board of Director's

Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Orbis Ireland is committed to following the Charity Regulator's Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public.

The statement provides Irish charities with good practice standards for fundraising. It was developed after extensive consultation with industry experts and stakeholders including charities, non-profit organisations, legal and financial advisors, donors and academics.

The Guidelines set out clear steps to ensure all charity fundraising:

  • Respects the rights and dignity of donors, beneficiaries and the public;
  • Occurs in an honest and truthful manner where fundraisers act with integrity and do not misrepresent the charity, its need for funds, or how they will be applied;
  • Operate in an open, frank and honest way ensuring that transactions, operations, information and communications are easily understood by donors and the public alike.

Read our Donor Charter for Fundraising

Code of Conduct on Images and Messages

This Code of Conduct on Images and Messages has been written by charities working in the areas of emergency relief, long-term development and development education.

Read our Code of Conduct on Images and Messages


You can contact us to give feedback on any of the above by emailing us at [email protected]

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