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What does the Fund do?

It provides funding to voluntary organisations working in Ireland to alleviate poverty, suffering or disadvantage. Types of projects include:
  • fitting out of vans with wheelchair access
  • supports for children with special needs
  • aid for homeless
  • respite aid
  • educational aids for adult learning
  • supply of special equipment for disabled persons
  • medical/residential care for the terminally ill

How are we funded?

We are funded by voluntary contributions from both serving and retired civil servants who become members
of the Fund. Members donate 0.1% of salary i.e.€1 for every €1000 of basic pay. Also the fund receives donations from individuals and fund raising activities e.g. the PSEU at their Annual Conference hold a table quiz and donate the proceeds. The Fund has been granted charitable status by the Revenue Commissioners (CHY10042)

How is the Fund different to other charities?

All funds contributed by members are used for very specific purposes. There are no administration charges
in relation to the Fund as all activities around the Fund are carried out on a voluntary basis. This includes all administration, vetting of applications, auditing of accounts, presentation of grants etc. Any outlays that the Fund has, and these are small ,usually phone calls, postage etc. are paid for by the Staff Panel
and not out of donations.

Who are the Trustees of the fund?

The trustees of the Fund are:

Tom Geraghty,General Secretary PSEU.

Picture of Tom Geraghty,Trustee

Ciaran Rohan,General Secretary AHCPS

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Christine Cully,Assistant General Secretary Impact

photo of Christine Cully ,trustee.

Who manages the Fund?

The Fund is managed by a voluntary committee whose members are nominated by the Unions and Associations.

The current management committee is:
  • Tony Conlan ,Chairperson,CPSU

  • Gerry Malone, Secretary, Civil Service Staff Panel

  • Joe Brennan RCPSA

  • Joan Byrne CPSU

  • Sheila Smith IMPACT

  • Larry Dunne AHCPS

  • Eugene Quinn PSEU

  • Tom Quigley RCPSA

  • Stephen Delaney POA

  • Betty Tyrrell-Collard CPSU




  • Gerry Malone at pseu conference
    Gerry Malone,Secretary of the Civil Service Charities Fund,manning the Funds table
    at the PSEU conference 2012.

    2015

    If you would like to view the 2015 Secretary's Report and Accounts please click on the following links :
    Secretary's Report 2015 Accounts 2015

    2014

    If you would like to view the 2014 Secretary's Report and Accounts please click on the following links :
    Secretary's Report 2014 Accounts 2014

    2013

    If you would like to view the 2013 Secretary's Report and Accounts please click on the following links :
    Secretary's Report 2013 Accounts 2013

      STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE CHARITIES FUND.

      The Board of the Civil Service Charities Fund is aware of members’ justifiable concerns regarding the alleged use by certain charities of donations to “top-up” the salaries or pensions of senior executives.

      For the past 22 years the Board has ensured that all contributions to the Fund have gone to those in need. All administrative activities around the Fund have been carried out on a voluntary basis by either serving or retired civil servants. This includes all administration, vetting of applications, auditing of accounts, presentation of grants etc. There have been no administration charges, no expenses claimed and no salaries paid. Copies of the Fund’s audited accounts are available to all members on request.

      Any outlays that the Fund has, and these are small, usually phone calls, postage etc. are paid for by the Civil Service General Council Staff Panel and not from members’ donations. Even the website which was launched to mark the 21st anniversary of the Fund was paid for by a very generous grant from the Civil Service Credit Union and developed free of charge by a volunteer.

      Over the years members have open-handedly donated to the Fund by direct payroll deduction of €1 for every €1,000 of basic pay. In doing so members have supported many projects and helped disadvantaged people throughout Ireland in turn, the Board of the Fund has and will continue to make every effort to ensure that every cent given will go where it is most needed.

      All funds contributed by members are used for very specific purposes. Grants are only paid to the receiving charity on receipt of a paid invoice for the items or works for which the Board had given prior approval. No funding is ever granted to pay the salaries of or the administration costs of any applicant.

      Finally, we would like to thank all our members who give so generously every pay-day.

      2012

       Photo of Leo Bollins, Gerry Malone & Larry Dunne
      Leo Bollins,Chairperson of the Civil Service Credit Union Ltd,Gerry Malone,
      Secretary of the Civil Service Charities Fund,and Larry Dunne,the Fund.

      CIVIL SERVICE CREDIT UNION LTD

      Many people in the civil service are members of both the Civil Service Credit Union
      Ltd(CSCU) and the Civil Service Charities Fund. Both organisations are established on democratic principles and are committed to self-help and a vibrant civil society.
      In the year that the Fund celebrates its 21st anniversary the CSCU celebrated its 20th anniversary.The CSCU has grown throughout the past 20 years to now representing the needs of over 14,000 members. It holds shares of nearly €85 million and has supported its members with loans of over €57 million. While for the last 21 years members of the Fund have generously supported many worthwhile projects and
      helped disadvantaged people throughout Ireland.

      CSCU has always been very supportive of the Fund and in acknowledgment of
      this,the Fund was pleased to award the Credit Union with a Certificate of Appreciation.

      The Certificate was presented to CSCU Chairperson Leo Bollins by the Fund’s secretary Gerry Malone and board member Larry Dunne, at the Credit Union’s AGM in the
      Temple Bar Hotel. In his address to the meeting Gerry expressed the Fund’s appreciation of the support given by the Credit Union and how that support had enabled the Fund to establish its new website.
      This website has greatly improved the Fund’s profile and allows members to see
      where and how their money is making a real difference to peoples lives all over the country.

      Leo thanked the Fund and urged all those who had not as yet joined to do so and
      contribute to the great work it was achieving


      Photo of Valerie Behan accepting certificate from Gerry Malone
      Gerry Malone,Secretary of the Civil Service Charities Fund,and Valerie Behan,outgoing President of
      the PSEU .The PSEU received a certificate of appreciaton for support to the Fund during
      the last 21 years.

      Dave Thomas General Secretary ahcps
      Peader Carpenter,outgoing President of AHCPS,Dave Thomas,General Secretary AHCPS and
      Larry Dunne ,the Fund.
      The AHCPS received a certificate of appreciaton for support to the Fund during the last 21 years.



      photo taken at AHCPS ADC
      Larry Dunne and Joe Brennan ,the Fund and Terry Agnew,Court Service Ireland at the 2012 AHCPS
      Annual Delegate Conference.





Please note we only fund projects in Ireland.

The Secretary,
Civil Service Charities Fund,
30 Merrion Sq.,
Dublin2
Phone/Fax-01-6612381
Email: generalstaffpanel@eircom.net



The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €2,000 to ABACAS Kilbarrack Special School

ABACAS Kilbarrack Special School logo


The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €5,000 to the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team

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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €7,740.60 to Down Syndrome Ireland

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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €8,600 to SOSAD Ireland (Save Our Sons And Daughters)
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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €11,0000 to The Irish Men’s Sheds Association

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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €26,000 to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association

prefabricated waiting room



The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €10,531 to Camara Ireland

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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €6,000 to the Conference of Saint James,Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €16,000 to support Nurture Post-Natal Support Services

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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €20,000 to support One In Four

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The Civil Service Charities Fund has donated €15,000 to support the development of the Special Olympics Eastern Region volunteer centre.


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Organisations Funded


St Michael’s House

Presentation School George’s Hill

Lourdes Fundraising Committee

Special Olympics

S.O.F.T. Ireland

St. Audeon’s National School

Templemore Day Care Centre

St. John of God, Cluain Mhuire Services

Dublin Inner City Schools Computerisation

Athy Traveller Group

The Haven, Basin Lane

St.John of God , Menni, Islandbridge

C.A.R.I

Gaelschoil Bhaile Brigin

St. John of Gods, Suzanne House, Tallaght

St. Michael’s House, Ballymun

D.I.S.C.

Pathways Through Education

Drogheda Homeless Aid Society

New Border Generation

Peamount, Newcastle

Clareville Centre

Samaritans

Achieve, Donaghmede

Rutland Street National School

One In Four

Nurture Post-Natal Support Services

Conference of Saint James Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Camara Ireland

The Cleft Lip & Palate Association

The Irish Men’s Shed Association

SOSAD Ireland (Save Our Sons And Daughters)

Down Syndrome Ireland

The Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team

FLAC

ABACAS Kilbarrack Special School