Cork Simon Community is registered in Ireland as a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital. Our Companies Registration Office (CRO) number is: 42511.

Cork Simon Community is a Registered Charity with the Charities Regulator - Ireland's national statutory regulator for charitable organisations. Our Registered Charity Number is: 20022914.

Cork Simon Community is registered as a charity with the Office of the Revenue Commissioners. Our Charity Number is: CHY 9155.



Diagram displaying Cork Simon Communitys structureCork Simon Community has a Memorandum and Articles of Association, which set out how the Community is run, governed and owned, including the responsibilities and powers of our members and voluntary Board of Directors.

Cork Simon Community is owned by its members. Membership is open to any person who embraces the values of Cork Simon and has volunteered with the Community. Membership is also open to our tenants and to people who use our services.

Our voluntary Board of Directors is elected from among the membership of the Community. The Director of Cork Simon reports directly to the Board.



Our voluntary Board of Directors works to a Governance Policy Manual and has signed-up to:



Image of Cork Simons Director, Dermot Kavanagh
Our Director, Dermot Kavanagh reports directly to the voluntary Board of Directors. The Senior Management Team works with Dermot in running Cork Simon’s day-to-day operations.

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Voluntary Codes and Practices

Cork Simon follows a number of voluntary codes and practices, including:



Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

Image of cover of Guiding Principles for Fundraising documentCork Simon is fully committed to achieving the standards contained within the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Statement exists to:

  • Improve fundraising practice.
  • Promote high levels of accountability and transparency by organisations fundraising from the public.
  • Provide clarity and assurances to donors and prospective donors about the organisations they support.

We have considered the Statement and believe we meet the standards it sets out.



Download our Compliance Statement

Download our Donor Charter

Download our Feedback and Complaints Procedure



Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP)

Cork Simon Community’s annual accounts are independently audited every year by PricewaterhouseCoopers. We prepare our accounts in accordance with Irish accounting standards and with reference to the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities.

This is a comprehensive framework that enables us to explain what we aim to do, how we go about it and what we achieve.

Download our Audited Accounts 2018



Governance Codes

Cork Simon Community’s Board of Directors have signed up to the Governance Code for Voluntary Organisations – a code of practice for good governance of community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland.

Read more about the Governance Code

Download our Governance Code Principles Statement