The future of Benefacts is uncertain. Find out more

Financial statements filed by all except micro nonprofit companies are required to disclose

  • the average number of full-time equivalent employees in the year being reported
  • the total cost of payroll
  • the number of people whose total remuneration was in excess of €70,000, reported in bands of €10,000 – these are referred to as “higher paid”


Teachers and other school employees are not included because the accounts of schools are not publicly disclosed.

The employment data filed with the Charities Regulator in bands (e.g. “20-49”, “250+”, “1,000-4,999”) by charities that are not incorporated is not included in Benefacts analysis.


Last updated 21 May 2020

Benefacts future is uncertain

At the end of July the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) wrote to say that they would provide no further funding for Benefacts after our current funding agreement expires on 31st December.

According to Minister Michael McGrath’s officials, the project “has met its initial policy rationale of assisting the development of a market for data on the nonprofit sector by stimulating demand from public bodies for such data”.

Despite our strenuous representations, DPER officials reconfirmed earlier this week that “this Department will not be providing further grants to Benefacts in 2021 following the expiration of the current Funding Agreement”. Accordingly the Board had no choice but to commence arrangements for winding up the company and terminating contracts including those with our 20 staff (15 full-time equivalents).