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Tax and Charities

Where a charitable organisation wishes to apply for exemption, it must submit a completed application form, CHY 1.

The Charities Regulatory Authority is the agency that makes the determination if an organisation is a charity - please see our Charities

Volunteering and Active Citizenship

 We need to focus now on supporting charities and community groups to develop the capacity to involve people who want to help. 

One positive side-effect of  the recession is that there has been a big increase in the number of people coming forward to volunteer their time and expertise to charities, people looking to ge

The Taskforce on Active Citizenship

The Taskforce conducted a nationwide consultation process to hear your views on what it means to be an active citizen in 21st century Ireland.

The Taskforce on Active Citizenship was established to advise the Government on the steps that could be taken to ensure that the wealth of civic spirit and active participation already present in I

The Wheel's View Of Active Citizenship and Community & Voluntary Organisations

Achieving social inclusion depends on our commitment to ensure that active citizenship embraces principles of community development.

Community and voluntary organisations play a vital part in the life of communities, enabling people to come together for their own purposes and take part in community activity by engaging in social

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Community, voluntary and charitable organizations form an important part of the fabric of society. Every year over two-thirds of Irish adults – that’s over two million people - participate in the myriad of social, sporting, cultural and humanitarian activities offered by our 19,000 community and voluntary organisations.

Community and voluntary organisations employed over 40,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time staff in 2004.

These organisations face similar challenges – they all have to raise funds to survive, they need support and advice, and they have to attract committed volunteers if they are to thrive.

Community and voluntary organisations employed over 40,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time staff in 2004.

Charitable Status in Ireland

All charities are legally required to register with the CRA to receive a charity registration number

Updated: 8 November 2016

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