was created to increase transparency in the charity sector by providing information that will help members of the public to evaluate charities before they donate money or volunteer their time.

The website,, was developed by a team of volunteers from Dóchas, Fundraising Ireland, Total Fundraising, The Wheel and Whitebarn Consulting. also aims to develop a better understanding of what charities do and how they operate. A number of common questions about charities are answered on the website, including:

  • Why are there so many charities in Ireland?
  • Why do many charities pay workers?
  • What should a charity spend on overheads and administration?
  • Where do I find information about the finances of a specific charity? will be updated to take account of relevant developments in the charity sector. The website can be accessed at