We support existing self-help groups in developing countries and make it possible for them to control their future growth.

Our Vision

Promote and contribute to the relief of poverty and sickness. Stimulate economic, financial, educational, social, medical and other forms of support to developing countries.

Our Mission

Legal Status

Aiding Resources Charity is a Company limited by guarantee that was set up to contribute to the relief of poverty, distress and sickness by providing financial, educational, social, medical or other forms of support. Aiding Resources looks for funding in Ireland to aid projects organised by local communities in developing countries.

We support these local initiatives in developing countries through our own fundraising efforts and as intermediaries with other developing world funding bodies. We act for the local groups and present the projects to the agencies on their behalf. We donate funds directly to the project managers and we follow the money trail right through with outcome monitoring. Project leaders submit a report on how they have spent the funding within twelve months of receiving it.

The registered company number is 379528. Aiding Resources has charity status and the registered charity number is CHY 15067. The Irish Charity Registration Number from the Charity Regulatory Authority is 20050962.

Governance

Aiding Resources is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Aiding Resources does not employ staff. Volunteers organise and help with fundraising events.

The work of the Board of Directors is guided by best practice for the sector. We are in the process of adopting the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland. Aiding Resources is listed among the organisations that are on this adoption journey at the Governance Code’s compliance list at their website. http://www.governancecode.ie/organisations.php.

As a Company limited by Guarantee, Aiding Resources files annual returns and accounts to the Companies Registration Office every year.

Aiding Resources is registered with the new Charities Regulatory Authority (Ireland’s national statutory regulatory agency for charitable organisations) and is listed in their Register of Charities.

Aiding Resources works with organisations that have charitable status in their own countries. We donate funds directly to the project managers and we follow the money trail right through with outcome monitoring. Project leaders submit a report on how they have spent the funding within twelve months of receiving it.

Directors

Margaret Meaghar
Chairperson and Director. Artist. Wide experience in managerial positions.

Dympna McGovern 
She has been a second level teacher for many years. Dympna has been involved with Aiding Resources since its foundation.

Antoinette King 
Secretary of Aiding Resources and has been there from its beginning. She works as an Admin. Coordinator in a school for culinary and home arts.

Marie Murphy
Treasurer. Marie is a retired Pharmaceutical Assistant.

All of the people working with Aiding Resources give their time voluntarily and receive no payment.