Funding & Governance


Ruhama is an Irish Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and a registered charity (Charity number: CHY 10733).  Ruhama currently receives more than half of its funding from statutory sources including: the Department of Justice and Equality (Anti-Human Trafficking Unit), the Health Service Executive (HSE CH06), and the South Inner City Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force (HSE CH07).  The remainder of Ruhama’s funding is sourced through fundraising, donations and non-statutory grants. Our audited accounts can be reviewed here.

More information about our activities can be found in our Annual Reports.

Ruhama is deeply grateful for all our financial supporters,who enable our work supporting women affected by prostitution and sex trafficking. From our major statutory funders and small grant-makers, to the companies who assist us through their CSR programmes, to the individuals who fundraise so enthusiastically on our behalf, and those who donate small but essential amounts on a monthly or one-off basis – your support and generosity is essential to us.

Ruhama is committed to making every cent counts, and operating as efficiently and effectively as possible so that the maximum benefit goes to the women who rely on our services.

You can support the work of Ruhama by making a donation, fundraising for us or volunteering.


Ruhama is fully committed  to maintaining excellent governance and practice as a registered Charity. 

To achieve this, Ruhama:

  • Is an adherent to the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising 
  • Signs up to the voluntary Governance Code 
  • Fulfils all its obligations under the Lobbying Act 2015 and to the Charities Regulatory Authority
  • Has developed a clear Code of Governance for the Ruhama Board of Directors 
  • Maintains transparency and full reporting to our many diverse grant makers.

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