Leave No Trace Ireland Retains Triple Lock Accreditation for 2023

27th March 2023:  We are pleased to announce that Leave No Trace Ireland has again been awarded ‘Triple Lock’ status by the Charities Institute Ireland (CII) for 2023, reflecting our commitment to good governance, good fundraising practices and transparency.

The Triple Lock Standard is a voluntary best practice standard which can be obtained by members of The Charities Institute Ireland. It shows funders that the charity follows best practice in the areas of fundraising, reporting and governance. Triple Lock status is awarded to charities that uphold the highest standards in transparent reporting, ethical fundraising and strong governance structures. This recognition is the gold standard for Irish charities to offer assurances to donors, members and the general public.

In order to attain the Triple Lock, we:

  • Adopted and maintain compliance with the Guidelines for Charitable Organisations on Fundraising from the Public. This means that our staff are fully trained on what’s required, and we have implemented controls to ensure that all our fundraising practices are fully in line with the Guidelines.
  • Prepare our annual financial statements (which can be viewed here) in compliance with the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice under FRS102) accounting standard.
  • Completed the full implementation of the Charities Regulator Charities Governance Code.

Triple Lock status was fist achieved in 2022 and now our goal is to maintain the accreditation by adherence to strict governance standards. Maintenance of Triple Lock standard confirms our commitment to ethical fundraising, transparent reporting, and good governance. We are committed to keeping our policies & procedures under constant review in order to maintain our adherence to the above standards.