Charity Passport Scheme - Confidential Survey Closing this Friday

Posted on 26 Feb 2019

In March 2017, the Charities Regulator established a Statutory Consultative Panel on the governance of charitable organisations. The work of the Consultative Panel culminated in a Report, which was accepted by the Board of the Charities Regulator and formally published on 10 May 2018.  One of the recommendations of the Panel was that “The Charities Regulator should promote efforts to streamline compliance and reporting duplication between State bodies.

In order to address this recommendation, the Charities Regulator has retained Indecon Economic Consultants to conduct a feasibility study ('the study') for a ‘Charity Passport’ Scheme in Ireland.

The introduction of a charity passport scheme in Ireland has the potential to positively impact on, and would require the cooperation of, many stakeholders. A key part of Indecon’s work as part of the study involves consulting with charities.

The Charities Regulator would therefore appreciate if you, or another individual within the charity, could complete this short confidential survey, which aims to identify the potential costs and benefits of a charity passport from the perspective of charities:

Your individual reply will go directly to Indecon and will be treated with the strictest confidence, and will only be used in an aggregated form so that no individual responses will be identifiable. Please complete this survey by 15 March 2019.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss this request please feel free to contact our Research and Policy Officer, Sarah Mongey ( or Ronnie O’Toole in Indecon (, at any stage.