Governance & Transparency

Barretstown adheres to the highest standard of corporate governance

Barretstown adheres to the highest standard of corporate governance.

We commit to all donors that we operate to, and adhere to, the highest levels of transparency and accountability. Barretstown is audited by PWC.


Business All Stars Awards

Business All Stars

Awarded Business All-Stars Accreditation for Business Excellence in October 2019. This is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria; performance, trust and customer centricity.


Business All Stars Awards

We are honoured to have received accreditation in 2018 for Thought Leader in Charity Governance at the Business All Stars Awards. ...

All star acreditation


Charity of the year

Charity of the year award 2019

Barretstown won “Charity of the Year 2019” by Charities Institute Ireland #CiiAwards2019 in June 2019. Nominees were judged on transparency, purpose, strategy, evaluation and impact.

Charity Impact Awards

Charity Impact

Barretstown won Charity Impact Awards 2018 (large organisation) in November 2018, in recognition of the positive impact our life changing programmes make in the lives of children affected by serious illness and their families.


The Chartered Accountants Ireland Leinster Society’s Published Accounts Awards in 2018 and 2019 ...

Chartered Accountants

The Good Governance Awards 2018 and 2019 ...

The Good Goverence

Kildare Business Awards 2019 SME (21+ Employees) ...

County Kildare Chamber

We are Triple Locked!

CII Triple Locked Logo

We are very proud to have been awarded “Triple Lock” status by the Charities Institute Ireland, demonstrating our commitment to best practice in all aspects of transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and good governance. To find out more about what our Triple Lock membership means to our beneficiaries and donors please watch the video below.

Barretstown complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.

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As a charity working with the public, Barretstown complies with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public (published by the Charities Regulator). We pledge to treat all our donors with respect, honesty and openness and commit to being accountable and transparent. We promise to effectively apply your gifts for their intended purpose, to help children affected by serious illness.

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Our pledge is to treat all our supporters with respect, honesty and openness. We commit to being accountable and transparent so that supporters and prospective supporters can have full confidence in Barretstown and our employees.

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Annual Reports

Our supporters are very valuable to us and we appreciate all the support that they give.

It is important to us that we are open and transparent with our supporters in acknowledgment of their generosity.

Since 2014 we have expanded our annual report to give even greater detail on our activities.