Compliance

Public Compliance Statement
1. The Epilepsy Care Foundation is committed to complying with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising and has formally discussed and adopted the Statement at a meeting of the governing body.
2. The Epilepsy Care Foundation confirms its’ commitment to the principles set out in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising by a statement to that effect in its’ annual report.
3. The Epilepsy Care Foundation has a Donor Charter which is consistent with the Statement for Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
4. The Epilepsy Care Foundation regularly monitors compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and compliance reports are received regularly by the governing body.
5. The Epilepsy Care Foundation considers the Statement of Guiding principles when planning fundraising activity.
6. The Epilepsy Care Foundation has a policy on working with third party fundraisers (if applicable).
7. The Epilepsy Care Foundation provides honest, open and transparent disclosure when fundraising from the public.
8. The Epilepsy Care Foundation has appointed a member of the governing body to be responsible for compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
9. The Epilepsy Care Foundation ensures that fundraising staff are provided with information and training on the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising and its’ implementation.
10. The Epilepsy Care Foundation has a complaints and feedback procedure consistent with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising. Feedback is recorded for review by the relevant staff including the CEO and governing body. Feedback is responded to promptly and appropriately.
11. The Epilepsy Care Foundation prepares financial reports consistent with the Charities Act 2009 which include a statement concerning the extent to which control of the organisation is independent of its’ funding sources.
12. The Epilepsy Care Foundation ensures that all donations are tracked and recorded and complies with the data protection requirements.
13. The Epilepsy Care Foundation is accessible to the public through a number of readily available contact options.

Commitment to standards in fundraising practice
The Epilepsy Care Foundation is fully committed to achieving the standards contained in the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Statement exists to:
1. Improve fundraising practice
2. Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public.
3. Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.

We The Epilepsy Care Foundation have considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out.
Reports on our fundraising activities can be found in our most recent Annual Report.

Donor Charter
As a charity seeking donations from the public we The Epilepsy Care Foundation aim to comply with the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

Our pledge is treat all our donors with respect, honesty and openness. We commit to being accountable and transparent so that donors and prospective donors have full confidence in The Epilepsy Care Foundation. We promise we will effectively apply your gifts to us for their intended purposes.

We commit that you, our donors and prospective donors will: a. Be informed of the organisations’ mission, and the way the organisation intends to use donated resources.
b. Be informed of the identity of those serving on the organisations’ governing board, and that the board will exercise prudent judgement in its’ stewardship responsibilities.
c. Have access to the organisations most recent financial statements.
d. Be assured your gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given.
e. Receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
f. Be assured that information about your donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
g. Expect that all relationships with individuals representing the charity will be dealt with professionally.
h. Be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organisation or hired third party agents.
i. Have easily available the agreed procedures for making and responding to complaints.
j. Have the opportunity for any names to be deleted from mailing lists and to be informed if the organisation intends to share the mailing lists with third parties.
k. Receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers to questions you may have of the organisation.

Disclosure
The Epilepsy care Foundation is open about whether those seeking donations on its’ behalf are volunteers, employees of the organisation or are third parties. Anyone fundraising on behalf of The Epilepsy Care Foundation must ensure that prospective donors are aware of their status, i.e. volunteers, employees or third party agents.

What to do if you have feedback
If you do have a comment about any aspect of our work, you can contact The Epilepsy Care Foundation in writing or by email. In the first instance, your comment will be dealt with by our Chief Executive. Please give us as much information as possible and let us know how you like us to respond, providing relevant contact details.

Write to:
The Chief Executive
The Epilepsy Care Foundation
Manor House
Church Road
Malahide
Co. Dublin.

Or email: info@epilepsycare.ie