Funding & Governance


Ruhama is an Irish Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and a registered charity (Charity number: CHY 10733).  Ruhama currently receives over 75% of it’s funding from statutory sources including: the Department of Justice (Victims of Crime 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 most recent audited accounts can be reviewed here:

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

Ruhama is deeply grateful to all our financial supporters, who enable our work supporting women impacted 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 essential amounts on a monthly or one-off basis – your support and generosity is essential to us.

Ruhama is committed to maintaining robust expenditure control to provide our essential services, cost effectively without conceding on the quality of the service for which Ruhama has an excellent reputation.  This ensures 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.  We are fully compliant with the Charities Regulator Good Governance Code and SORP as evidenced in our annual reports. We also have a formal complaints policy and procedure.

To achieve this, Ruhama:

  • Adheres to the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising 
  • Fulfils all its obligations under the Lobbying Act 2015
  • Has a clear Code of Governance for the Ruhama Board of Trustees
  • Maintains transparency and full reporting to all funders

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