Thank you for considering donating to Down Syndrome Dublin. Every donation makes a difference, no matter how big or small, so thank you for your support. Please use the form below to pay online by credit/debit card.
Down Syndrome Dublin is independently funded and receives no government or institutional funding. All our activities and services rely on the contributions from our members and the generosity of the public through donations and fundraising events.
When you raise money for a branch of Down Syndrome Ireland that money remains within the branch to benefit the members.
At Down Syndrome Dublin the money is used to provide services for our members in the Dublin region. We provide a subsidised therapy scheme where the branch will help cover the cost of therapies such as Speech and Language and Occupational Therapy. We also provide social activites, courses and training events.
The branch is run by parent volunteers, we do not have any paid staff so we have a very low operating cost.
Down Syndrome Dublin is one of 25 branches under Down Syndrome Ireland. Down Syndrome Ireland oversee the financial management and accounts of Down Syndrome Dublin and it publishes its and all the branches’ financial accounts annually. They are prepared in accordance with the most up to date accounting standards, FRS 102 (2015) and with UK and Irish GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) (2014).
Down Syndrome Ireland also comply with the requirements set down by the Charities Regulatory Authority, the Governance Code of Good Practice for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations and the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising created by the organisation Irish Charities Tax Reform, ICTR.
For further details and a copy of Down Syndrome Irelands Annual Reports please visit the Down Syndrome Ireland website.
Down Syndrome Dublin is managed, on a voluntary basis, by a committee made up of parents of a child or adult with Down syndrome. The committee meet monthly and make all management and financial decisions for the continued and sustainable operation of the charity and to ensure that it meets its objective in supporting people with Down syndrome and their families.