Ifrah Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors whose principal responsibilities are strategic direction of the organisation, monitoring statutory obligations are met while ensuring a high level of financial compliance and the efficient and effective use of resources.
The Board of Directors meets on average 6 times per year and is made up of a variety of pertinent skills to compliment the delivery of the Foundation’s mission. The Foundation’s Board of Directors operates sub-committees as needed and currently has two: Governance, Risk, Audit & Finance sub-committees and a Strategic Financing Sub-Committee.
No remuneration is paid to Directors for their services on the Board. Directly incurred expenses are reimbursed, if claimed. Ifrah Foundation’s Directors are required to declare any conflicts of interest at every Board meeting.
In November 2018 the Charities Regulator launched the Charities Governance Code, which sets the minimum standards, which everyone on the board of a registered charity, should ensure their charity meets in order to effectively manage and control their organisations.
The Charities Governance Code consists of six principles of governance. These are:
Advancing charitable purpose
Behaving with integrity
Being accountable and transparent
The six principles are linked to the legal duties of charity trustees. The Code specifically aims to help charity trustees to put good governance systems and processes in place which will assist them in meeting their legal duties under charity law. Good governance minimises the risk of fraud and other damaging practices – ensuring a charity is managed in a professional, transparent, and accountable way. This also serves to give confidence to funders and donors.
Ifrah Foundation is fully compliance with the 6 principles of the Charities Regulators Charity Governance Code.
Triple Lock Certification
Charities Institute of Ireland operates a triple lock certification, award to charities who demonstrate a high standard of ethical fundraising, annual and financial reporting and governance.
Ifrah Foundation achieved Triple Lock Certification in 2023.
Ifrah Foundation is a registered charity in Ireland: Charity Registration Number 20205142 & CHY21629. We are a Certified NGO in Somalia: NGO/Moifar0175/023. Ifrah Foundation is a Company Limited by Guarantee: 643603 in Ireland.
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