We are committed to openness, transparency and integrity with our clients, stakeholders and donors.

We have been awarded the Charities Institute Triple Lock Standard for transparent reporting, good fundraising practices and governance processes.

Our Audited Financial Statements are prepared in accordance with the Charity SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice under FRS102)

Our Board of Directors are committed to the principles of the Charities Regulatory Authority Charities Governance Code and will have adopted this by Q4 2020.

Governance Documents

2023 - 2025
Strategic Plan
2022 Annual Report &
Financial Statements
2021 Annual Report &
Financial Statements
2020 Annual Report
& Financial Statements
2019 Annual Report
& Financial Statements
Donor Charter
Crann Constitution


Child Protection
& Welfare Policy
Safeguarding Adults at
Risk of Abuse Policy
Cash Handling

The Crann Centre is a company limited by guarantee and is:

  • a registered charity with the Charities Regulator. Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20151928
  • a registered charity with the Revenue Commissioners to receive tax exemption. CHY: 22096
  • registered with the Companies Registration Office. Company Registration Number (CRO): 630347
  • the equivalent of a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity, per issuance of an Equivalency Determination by legal counsel in the United States

The organisation is governed by its Constitution.

Board of

The Crann Centre has a voluntary Board of Directors which meets at least four times each year. The Directors have responsibility for the governance of the organisation and the strategic direction. The Crann Centre values the experience and perspective which each Board member brings based on their life and career experiences. Board members do not receive remuneration for their role as directors.

Day-to-day operational management is delegated to the Chief Executive, who is supported by the Management Team.


The Board manages its work through a number of Sub-Committees, consisting of Directors and external volunteers, each of which is chaired by a Board member.

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The Audit Risk and Compliance Sub-Committee has responsibility for strategic inputs and oversight of the financial and risk matters associated with the operation of the Crann Centre and its services.

Members: Mr Brian Coleman Chair , Ms Cleo Yates , Mr Alan Goggin.

The Nomination and Governance Sub-Committee has responsibility for strategic inputs and oversight of all governance and strategic matters , board structures and renewal and reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive.

Members: Ms Annette Cotter Chair, Mr Arthur Comyn, Ms Kate Jarvey Board Chair.

The Programmes and Research Sub-Committee has responsibility for strategic inputs and oversight of service planning & delivery and the research agenda.

Members: Ms Mary O’Grady Chair. Ms Valerie Hennessy (representing The Cork Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association). Mr Roy Guerin (representing The Kerry Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association).

The Fundraising Sub-Committee is focused on the successful implementation of the Crann Centre Fundraising Strategy so that the organisation has sufficient sustainable income to deliver its mission. The Sub-Committee organises fundraising events and profile building events for the Crann Centre.

Feedback and Complaints Procedure

The Crann Centre is committed to working at the highest standards and to ensuring that all our communications and interactions with clients, families and all stakeholders are appropriate. However we accept that things can go wrong and when they do it is important to put matters right.

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of the Crann Centre’s work we would like to hear from you. You will find full details in our Complaints Policy or if you wish you may contact our Chief Executive directly.

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