Various governance standards and codes apply to nonprofits in Ireland.
Nonprofits must legally comply with any regulations relevant to companies, charities and other organisation types: read more
|Organisation type||Regulator/ code giver||Code||Enforcement|
|Charities||Charities Regulatory Authority||Charities Governance Code||Mandatory for all charities from 2020|
|Charities||Charities Regulatory Authority||Guidance for fundraising charities||Voluntary|
|Governing bodies for sport||Sport Ireland||Governance Code for Sport||Mandatory for sports bodies that wish to receive funding from Sport Ireland|
|Universities||Higher Education Authority||Code of Practice for the Governance of Third Level Institutions||Mandatory|
|Housing||Housing Agency||Voluntary Regulation Code||Housing Agency funding dependent on compliance|
|Major state-funded nonprofits (including Section 38 bodies and Benefacts)||Department of Public Expenditure and Reform||Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies||By agreement between certain funders and nonprofits receiving State funds|
Last updated 21 May 2020
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