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The Essentials of Charity Regulation

If you have a question about charity regulation, please visit the Charities Regulatory Authority website at: www.charitiesregulatoryauthority.ie, or you can contact the CRA directly on (01) 633 1500.

If you have further specific queries after contacting the CRA, you can get in touch with iMAP Exec committee and we'll do our best to help you.

Charities Regulatory Authority FAQs

Any charity Resident in the Rep of Ireland must be CRA registered. iMAP therefore consider CRA registration as a prerequisite for agencies or projects joining iMAP if they are a Resident Charity in the Rep of Ireland opperating in or outside of Ireland. Charities registering with CRA who were in existence prior to 16/10/2016 may continue to receive donations once CRA application is submitted. Charities formed after 16/10/2016 are not permitted to receive donations until their CRA registration is approved.

iMAP disclaimer

Non Resident Charities are welcome to join iMAP also. iMAP does not require them to be CRA registered however each agency or project is advised to verify their status with the CRA directly to ensure that nothing has been overlooked or if their status changes. iMAP is not responsable for Partner or Projects being legally compliant with the CRA.

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The Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) was formally established on 16 October, 2014.
The CRA is the official Regulator of Irish Charities as established by the Charities Act 2009. The CRA maintains the official Register of Charities in Ireland.

All organisations that have a charitable purpose, are formally constituted as not-for-profit (or public benefit) organisations and raise or apply funds for a charitable purpose should make an application to the Regulator for inclusion on the Register of Charities.

Any organisation which is a charity, refers to itself as a charity or creates the impression in the public mind that it is a charity, is legally required to be registered with the CRA.

Newly establishing organisations who have a charitable purpose, are formally constituted as not-for-profit (or public benefit) organisations and raise or apply funds for a charitable purpose should make an application to the Regulator for inclusion on the Register of Charities.

The Regulator has devised a three question test - available here on their website - in order for organisations to determine whether they should register.

Organisations that are in doubt as to their charitable status should contact the Regulator.

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Should I apply? See Charities Regulator advice page.

Based on advice from the CRA iMAP has informed all existing and new partners and project of iMAP of the necessity to be fully compliant with the CRA regulations. Any applicants for partnership with iMAP should first check with the Charities Regularity Authority to see if they need to be registered.

There is no doubt that a charity Resident in Ireland working in or outside of Ireland fits in this cathegory. Partners / projects of iMAP are responsible for their own registration with CRA.