Our Governance

Drinkaware is an independent, national not-for-profit organisation with a vision of an Ireland where alcohol is not misused. Our mission is to work with others to fundamentally and permanently change attitudes and behaviours so that drinking to excess and drinking underage become unacceptable. We do this by raising awareness, creating understanding and supporting behaviour change through evidence-led education and effective communications to support our work in three key areas: tackling underage drinking, reducing alcohol misuse and supporting alcohol education.

We are committed to good governance

  • Drinkaware is governed by an independent board of directors with senior level experience from areas linked to our strategy including governance, finance, behaviour change, social marketing, business management and communications.
  • We confirm that our organisation complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland. We review and report on compliance with the Code on an annual basis.
  • We endeavour to adhere to the highest standards of governance; as such, our financial statements are prepared in accordance with the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) in accordance with FRS 102 (effective January 2015) and the requirements of the Companies Act 2014.
  • Each year, we publish an Annual Report on our website following an external audit of our finances. Read our latest Annual Report
  • Our organisation’s information is freely available to the public through Benefacts. Our Benefacts ID is 2090362 and you can read our profile on their website.
  • Details of any lobbying activity we conduct is accessible via the official Lobbying Register. You can find our returns on their website.

Our organisation is always happy to answer your questions. If you would like to get in touch, email info@drinkaware.ie or phone us on 01 443 1151.

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