Governance and policy

Children’s Books Ireland is committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance and transparency. We are committed to full compliance with the Charities Governance Code and will be ready to report on compliance in 2021 as required by the Charities Regulator.

Children’s Books Ireland was proud to be selected to take part in the RAISE initiative (2018–19) with the Arts Council and O’Kennedy Consulting, a private investment capacity-building programme to grow a culture of philanthropy and private giving to the arts in Ireland. We have progressed from Tier 1 to Tier 2 (2019–20) and are proud to have a number of partners, funders and donors who help us to work towards our vision: Every Child a Reader. Our board has resolved to fully comply with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public by the end of 2020. You can see our audited accounts here. Our accounts are prepared in accordance with the Charities SORP. CBI’s Chief Executive Officer’s salary is in a band of €50,000-€55,000, and all permanent staff receive a matching 5% contribution from the company to a PRSA account.

Our annual reports are available here. The annual report for 2019 is contained within the audited accounts.

Children’s Books Ireland is governed by its board of directors. The rules of rotation and procedures relating to appointment of directors are laid out in Children’s Books Ireland’s governing document. Members may nominate themselves or another person for election ahead of Children’s Books Ireland’s Annual General Meeting (held the same weekend as our International Conference in late September each year) or the board may appoint directors as needed when a vacancy arises. Maintaining varied skills and areas of expertise as well as sectoral representation across the board is a priority for Children’s Books Ireland. If you are interested in serving on the board of Children’s Books Ireland, contact our CEO, Elaina Ryan.

Below you will find our strategic plan for 2020–2023, and a number of policies which will be reviewed periodically.



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