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TRUSTEES’REPORT ANDCONSOLIDATEDFINANCIALSTATEMENTSYear ended28 February 2015Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, IrelandT: +353 (0)1 629 3333, F: +353 (0)1 629 0661E: info@trocaire.iewww.trocaire.org


OUR VISIONour visionTrócaire envisages a just and peaceful worldwhere people’s dignity is ensured and rightsare respected; where basic needs are met andresources are shared equitably; where peoplehave control over their own lives and those inpower act for the common good.Trócaire is the overseas development agency of theCatholic Church in Ireland.Sunadei Nayk from the province of Odisha, India, where Trócaire is supporting people to claim their rights through working withtheir local governments.Trócaire is a member of Caritas Internationalis, the CatholicChurch’s global confederation of 165 development agencies.Trócaire is also a member of CIDSE, the international alliance ofCatholic development agencies, which works together for globaljustice. The CIDSE membership has a presence in over 118countries and territories worldwide.Cover Photo: Children at school in Sebeya, northern Ethiopia where Trócaire is supporting rural farming families to grow crops and earn a living.PAGE 1


CONTENTSTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15ContentsPageOur vision 1Our values 4Preface by our Executive Director 6The work we do 82014/15: Our work at a glance 10Making an impact 12Where we work 14Building sustainable livelihoods toprevent hunger and poverty 16Preparing for and responding toemergencies 18Unlocking the potential of women 20Supporting people to live positivelywith HIV 22Protecting human rights and holdinggovernments to account 24We couldn’t do it without you 26A supporter at work 28Our work on climate justicein 2014/15 30PageRaising awareness in Ireland 32Other awareness-raising in Ireland 34Fundraising in Ireland 36Looking to the future 38Report of the Trustees (structure,governance and management) 42Report of the Auditors 51Statement of accounting policies 53Consolidated statement of financialactivities 55Statement of total recognised gainsand losses 56Reconciliation of movement in funds 56Consolidated balance sheet 57Trust balance sheet 58Cash flow statement 59Notes to the financial statements 60Our Trustees and other information 77Letay Glyohans aged 32 from Adwa, northern Ethiopia, who is benefitting from a poultry rearing project. She breeds her chickens as partof a cooperative and sells the chicks and eggs.PAGE 2 PAGE 3


OUR VALUESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15our valuesTrócaire’s work is grounded in Catholic socialteaching, which stresses the dignity of eachperson and their inalienable human rights,along with their responsibilities, regardless ofculture, ethnicity, gender or religion.As we work to achieve our vision, wepractice the following values, both within theorganisation and in our programmes andrelationships: solidarity, perseverance,accountability, participation and courage.Nairobi’s Kibera is the largest slum in Africa and home to up to one million people, many of whom have fled rural areas due to the impact ofclimate change. Climate change has now become a dominant cause of poverty in many of the communities where we work.PAGE 4 PAGE 5


PREFACETRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15preface by ourexecutive directorEnding poverty togetherIn October last year, I travelled toSierra Leone, where Trócaire, fromits base in Freetown, wasresponding to the Ebola epidemic.Before this outbreak, Sierra Leonewas already a desperately poorcountry and its health servicesunderdeveloped. Attempts to curbthe spread of the virus wereslowed down in the early weeksby a lack of information about howto reduce contamination.Seeing the commitment withwhich the local organisations wesupport in Sierra Leone met thisoverwhelming challenge wasincredibly inspiring. These werepeople who put aside their pain atseeing their own people suffer sogreatly to tackle the task at hand.Funds from Ireland, thanks to ourgenerous supporters, enabledlocal leaders, both religious andcivic, to get vital information intocommunities about how toprevent the virus from spreading.Emergency food supplies andpsychosocial support for affectedfamilies and individuals wereprovided.It is these deep-rooted communitypartnerships overseas and inIreland which are at the heart ofTrócaire. In 2014/15, Trócairespent almost €58 million helpingto improve the lives of anestimated 2.4 million peopledirectly (and over 19 millionpeople indirectly), in some of thepoorest places in Africa, LatinAmerica, the Middle East andAsia.As we reflect on the year 2014/15through our annual report, I wouldlike to sincerely thank oursupporters in Ireland, includingindividuals, families, schools andparishes, for their energy,kindness and commitment. I alsoextend my gratitude to the braveorganisations and human rightsactivists around the world that wesupport each year, as they workwith dedication and vision totransform their own communities.Trócaire believes that poverty andinjustice can be ended. That’swhat drives our work. Together,we can build a more just worldand change lives for the better.As we celebrate his beatificationthis year, may the courage ofBlessed Oscar Romero inspire usto work with integrity for an endto poverty, violence and injustice.Éamonn MeehanExecutive DirectorHussein Daher aged 10 at the building site in Tripoli, Northern Lebanon, where he lives with his family since fleeing Syria. The crisis in Syria isone of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Trócaire is supporting refugees who have fled with shelter, food and other assistance.PAGE 6 PAGE 7


THE WORK WE DOTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15The work we doMissionInspired by Gospel values, Trócaire works for a just and sustainable world for all.Trócaire gives expression to this mission by:• Providing long-term support to people who live in extreme poverty in the developingworld, enabling them to work their way out of poverty;• Providing assistance to people most in need in emergencies andenabling communities to prepare for future emergencies;• Tackling the structural causes of poverty by mobilising peoplefor justice in Ireland and abroad.supporting people to livepositively with HiVHIV is a preventable and treatabledisease, and huge strides have beenmade in addressing it globally in recentyears. However, HIV is still the leadingcause of death among young women(aged 15-44 years) globally. We supportvulnerable families who are affected byHIV and AIDS to gain access to treatment,care and medicine. We also promote anddefend the rights of people living withand affected by HIV through advocacywork at local level.To fulfil this mission, Trócaire:• Works in partnership with church and civil societyorganisations in Ireland and abroad;• Works directly on development education,advocacy and campaigns that emphasise theunderlying causes of poverty.preparing for andresponding to emergenciesResponding to humanitarianemergencies is a core element ofour work. We provide food, water,shelter and medicine to those whoneed it the most. We also helpaffected communities recover, ‘buildback better’ and get back on theirfeet in the long term.Building sustainable livelihoodsto prevent hunger and povertyAn estimated 805 million peopleexperience chronic under-nourishmentevery day.Trócaire’s livelihoods programme supportsfamilies and communities to:• Secure access to land, clean water andthe resources needed to produce ahealthy and nutritious diet;• Increase and diversify their agricultureproduction in a sustainable way;• Access new ways of earning an incometo combat malnutrition and increasetheir food security all year round.unlocking thepotential of womenPoverty affects both men and women.Women, however, frequently faceadditional discrimination, exclusionand limited choice as a result ofdiscriminatory laws, practices andpolicies. Trócaire believes thatsupporting women is vital in attemptsto bring dignity, hope and justice tocommunities in the developing world.We help women to achieve their basicneeds and to earn a living. We alsowork to build women’s leadershipopportunities and capacity.protecting human rights andholding governments to accountWe work with local organisations toeducate people about their rights. We givethem the courage to stand up and call fortransparency, basic rights and an end tocorruption. We support people andorganisations across the developing worldwho challenge vested interests, stand up tooppressive governments and come underextreme pressure for speaking out.PAGE 8PAGE 9


OUR WORK AT A GLANCETRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-152014/15: our work at a glanceunloCking THe poTenTial oF womenIn 2014/15, Trócaire spent almost €58 million helping to improve thelives of an estimated 2.4 million people directly and over 19million people indirectly in some of the poorest places in Africa,Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.€3.5 millionspent supporting gender specificprogrammes in 6 countries75,442people benefitteddirectlyover 11.2 millionpeople benefittedindirectlysupporTing susTainaBle liVeliHoodssupporTing people wiTH HiV€13.3 millionspent supportinglivelihoods programmesin 14 countries794,898people benefitteddirectly1,500,000people benefittedindirectly€3 millionspent supporting HIVprogrammes in 5 countries76,253people benefitteddirectlyover 242,765people benefittedindirectlyresponding To emergenCiesproTeCTing Human rigHTs€26.9 millionspent supportinghumanitarian and disasterrisk reduction work in 16countriesover 1.1 millionpeople supporteddirectlyover 3 millionpeople supportedindirectly€8.8 millionspent supporting governanceand human rightsprogrammes in 16 countries356,240people benefitteddirectlyover 3 millionpeople benefittedindirectlyPAGE 10 PAGE 11


MAKING AN IMPACTTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15making animpactIn 2014/15, Trócaire spent almost €58 millionhelping to improve the lives of an estimated2.4 million people directly - and over 19million people indirectly - in some of thepoorest places in Africa, Latin America, theMiddle East and Asia.Tekilu Tesfay aged 60, the water and sanitation committee leader in Sebaya, northern Ethiopia. His committee’s work is supported byTrócaire and our local partner, Adigrat Diocesan Catholic Secretariat.PAGE 12 PAGE 13


WHERE WE WORK142413wherewe work16 17 18060108091005020307121523In 2014/15 Trócaire worked in 24 countries.1104To read more about our work in thesecountries, please click on the numberedcountry icon on this map.AFRICA:1. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2. Ethiopia, 3. Kenya, 4. Malawi,5. Rwanda, 6. Sierra Leone, 7. Somalia, 8. South Sudan, 9. Sudan,10.Uganda, 11. Zimbabwesome examples of our work in 2014/15ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST:12. India, 13. Pakistan, 14. Occupied Palestinian Territories, 15. MyanmarCENTRAL AMERICA:16.Guatemala, 17. Honduras, 18. NicaraguaWe also worked in: Haiti (country office closed 31 Dec 2014), Liberia (country officeclosed 30 June 2014), El Salvador and Cambodia (country offices to close later in 2015).We also provided relief and support to people in the 23. Philippines in the wake ofTyphoon Haiyan and in 24. Syria (and in communities affected by the Syrian crisis,Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan).Somalia110,000 people supported withhealth, nutrition and educationSierra Leone47,050 people reached withhumanitarian support during theEbola outbreakSudan288,811 people reached througha Trócaire-supported hospital inSouth KordofanMyanmar37,000 people in camps assistedwith food and shelterUgandaAnti-domestic violence campaignacross 19 Catholic dioceses and25,000 churchesIndia53,985 people had betterknowledge on women’s rightsand employment rightsGuatemala785 human rights defenderswere protected to continue theirwork after attacks or threatsIraqOver 14,400 Christians andpeople from other minoritygroups received emergency aidPAGE 14 PAGE 15


BUILDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODSTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15Building sustainable livelihoodsto prevent hunger and poverty805 million people in the world do not have enough food. The vast majority livein developing countries, where one in six children are underweight. Trócairesupports people to increase their harvests, build small businesses andincomes, irrigate land and install drinking water facilities.Supporting people to adapt toclimate change has become adefining characteristic of our work.Recurring droughts and floods areleading to failed harvests andhunger. For example, in February2015, when floods affected638,000 people in southernMalawi we provided shelter tothose who were most impacted.In 2014/15, 52,100 familiesbenefitting from Trócaire supportin Rwanda, India, Kenya andPakistan grew more food and hadmore nutritious diets.Trócaire also helped 47,100families from Nicaragua, Rwanda,Kenya and India to increase theircrop yields and sell surplusproduce.In Malawi, Rwanda, Kenya, Indiaand Pakistan, 47,600 familiesvaried their income sources byprocessing and selling crops orstarting new businesses, while inPakistan, 385 households wereenabled to set up businesses inareas such as embroidery andtailoring, small shop provisionsand mobile phone repair.In Rwanda, Trócaire-fundedcooperatives partnered with fiveprocessing plants turning milletand maize into 28 food productsincluding soya milk, tofu, soybeanoil and maize paste.A key part of our work issupporting families to accessmuch-needed water for farming,drinking and sanitation. In Kenya,we improved drinking waterfacilities for 18,400 families and inHonduras we supported 360families with new or improvedirrigation systems. In Ethiopia,2,759 households benefitted fromirrigation schemes.In 2014/15, we helped 169communities in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe,Nicaragua, Guatemala and Kenya toorganise natural resourcemanagement groups, disaster riskmanagement plans, and water andsanitation committees.Our work to protect land againstclimate change increases thefarmland available to ruralcommunities. Last year in Ethiopia,1,580.13 hectares wererehabilitated, while in Nicaragua,1,100 manzanas (774 hectares)underwent conservation.In Pakistan, 4,790 fruit and foresttrees were planted to nourish landand provide fruit. Smokelessstoves were provided to 1,217households.Trócaire strives to secure land formarginalised communities,supporting advocacy at local andnational levels. In 2014/15, over45,000 families were supported tohave access to and control overresources, especially land.In the Aguan region, northernHonduras, Trócaire is supportingpeasant farmers who aredemanding their rights to landamid threats and intimidation. TheReport on Violent Deaths in theAguan was presented by Trócairepartner, OPDHA, in a public forumwith embassies and governmentofficials and with hearings at theInter-American Commission onHuman Rights (IACHR).Thiga Nanuaga from Kenya.Case sTudy Livelihoods (Kenya)Thiga Nanuaga still gets excited atseeing his fields green again. The65-year-old farmer has lived hiswhole life near to the village ofChuka in the Tharaka district ofcentral Kenya, but increaseddrought over recent years wasmaking it more difficult to survive.Farmers in this region havetraditionally relied on two rainyseasons each year. With no otherway of getting water to their land,the rain was vital if crops were togrow. When the rains came, farmerscould grow enough food to sustaintheir families through the dry period.When the rains did not come,however, people went hungry.“We had to wait for the rain forour crops to grow,” explainsThiga. “The rains are disappearingso it was getting more difficultevery year. Life was very hard.We experienced hunger veryoften.”Thiga, who lives with his wife,Alice, and their two youngchildren, received a lifeline earlierthis year when his farm wasconnected to a Trócaire-fundedirrigation project which bringswater directly from a river to over1,400 farms in the area. Theirrigation project means thatpeople are no longer reliant onthe rain for their crops.The irrigationproject hastransformed thiscommunity. However,across Kenya millions offarmers are still reliant on rain togrow crops. With rains becomingmore erratic and less predictabledue to climate change, hunger ison the rise.PAGE 16PAGE 17


RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15preparing for and respondingto emergenciesMillions of people were affected by humanitarian disasters in 2014.Many crises were protracted conflicts, with 230 million children living inwar-torn countries.Trócaire’s biggest humanitarianprogrammes were focusedprimarily in conflict zones inMyanmar, Somalia, South Sudan,South Kordofan (Sudan), Syria,Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and theDemocratic Republic of Congo(DRC).In Myanmar, conflict betweengovernment forces and armedgroups have forced over 100,000people in Kachin state into camps.With Trócaire support, more than37,000 people were assisted withfood and shelter.In Gedo, Somalia, Trócairesupported health, nutrition andeducation for 110,000 people lastyear, including nutritionalsupplements for mothers andinfants.The Syrian crisis has killed over220,000 people. Trócaire hasworked with local organisations inLebanon, Jordan and Syria toreach over 194,000 refugees.In Iraq, Trócaire, alongside CatholicRelief Services and Caritas Iraq,has supported over 14,400 peoplefrom Christian and other minoritygroups, with hygiene kits, cookingutensils, blankets and other items.On July 7 2014, Israel launched‘Operation Protective Edge’against the Gaza Strip, forcingover 100,000 people from theirhomes. Trócaire fundedpsychosocial support and medicalsupplies for hospitals in Gaza.Trócaire works with its UK sisterorganisation, CAFOD, in SouthSudan, to improve food suppliesand support. 1.6 million peoplehave fled their homes sinceconflict erupted in 2013, withfloods last year causing furtherdamage to homes and camps.In South Kordofan, Sudan, despitethe bombing of the hospital whichTrócaire supports in the NubaMountains, healthcare services,food and livelihood assistancewere delivered to 288,811 people.In Sierra Leone, we funded socialmobilisation, psychosocial supportand food provision, reaching 47,050people affected by the Ebola crisisin Kambia, Port Loko and Bombali.Trócaire’s work in the Philippinesafter Typhoon Haiyan in 2013shifted from immediateemergency response into recoveryand rehabilitation. We workedwith Caritas agencies to constructstronger homes and reconstructschool buildings.In Ethiopia, Trócaire works withthe Apostolic Vicariate of HosannaSocial Development CoordinationOffice in Hadiya and KembataTembaro zones, to reach 32,320people with food and incomegeneration programmes.Central America is regularlyravaged by natural disasters.Innovative approaches, involvinguniversities and the private sector,have improved awareness arounddisaster risk reduction inGuatemala, El Salvador, Hondurasand Nicaragua benefitting over90,000 people.Ayak Makwach from South Sudan.Case sTudy Humanitarian (South Sudan)Ayak Makwach cannot stop smiling.It has been two years since shecame back home to Wau in SouthSudan, after living as a refugee inKhartoum in Sudan for close to threeyears. Increased fighting andviolence near her home had forcedher to flee.“We were staying in a smallcrowded camp outside the maincity,” she remembers. “It was safeand we had a roof over our headsbut it was not home. When weheard that peace had come wedecided to travel back.”Nonetheless, tough times lay ahead.“I couldn’t wait to get home butwhen we arrived I had no idea whereto start,” Ayak says. “Our old housewas gone and we had nothing.”This is the reality for thousands ofSouth Sudanese families who arereturning home after years ofbeing displaced because of conflictand war. Most have little to restartlife with, including a place to callhome, and have to depend onrelatives or neighbours for shelter.Funded by Irish Aid, Trócaire hassupported 460 families just likeAyak’s in Wau, with cash toconstruct their homes. ForTrócaire, reintegrating returneefamilies back into theircommunities enables them tocontribute to the overalldevelopment of the area.“Helping formerly displacedpeople to assimilate back into theircommunities after such a longabsence isthe right movetowards longterm recovery and supportingthem to direct and take control oftheir lives,” says Trócaire’shumanitarian programme officer,Cliff Onega.Despite the suffering caused bythe war, Ayak and her family cannow look forward to better days.“I wasn’t sure about coming backbut home is home,” she says. “Ilook around and finally I’m just likeeveryone else, maybe even better.I look forward to my childrenfinishing school and settling downhere - their home.”PAGE 18PAGE 19


UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF WOMENTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15unlocking the potential of womenCase sTudy Gender (Ethiopia)Trócaire’s gender programme helps to eliminate inequalities that keep women poorand marginalised, empowering women to improve their own lives and stand up fortheir rights. We offer support to women survivors of violence, as well as working withboth women and men to tackle the culture that leads to many women suffering.The awarding of the Nobel PeacePrize to Malala Yousafzai was aboost to defenders of womens’and girls’ rights globally. Womencan encounter barriers to taking onleadership roles or participating inlocal or national decision-makingalongside men. Low confidenceand self-esteem, lack ofindependent finances and theburden of their role as care-giverscan all mean that women do notrealise their potential.Trócaire’s gender programmeprovides training on genderequality and women’s rights toboth women and men, fundswomen’s solidarity groups, helpswomen to build incomes, andencourages support for women totake on more visible roles in theircommunities.In Myanmar, women have beentrained in public speaking,negotiation and networking toencourage them to take upinfluential positions in theircommunities. In 2014/15, 521women and 111 men receivedtraining on women’s civic andpolitical rights, including their rightto vote and participate in decisionmakingstructures.In Pakistan, Uganda, Nicaragua,Sierra Leone and Kenya deeprootednorms result in violenceagainst women being accepted bywomen and men, and in menusing violence to exert controlover their wives.Across these countries, 4,433women and 2,987 men werereached with education aboutlaws protecting women’s legal andsocial rights including legal aid andservices for survivors.In Kenya, a four-year programmereached 30,804 women and girlswith awareness about their rights.Meanwhile, in Sierra Leone, 3,488people attained increasedawareness of the Gender Acts andSexual Offences Act throughparticipating in training.In Uganda, Sierra Leone, Pakistanand Kenya, services for survivorsof violence including legal aid,health services, psychosocialcounselling, shelter and vocationaltraining were provided to 6,613people. In Pakistan, Uganda, SierraLeone and Kenya, 2,136 survivorsof gender-based violence weresupported with legal assistance,with 214 cases taken to court. Insome countries, our partnersprovided direct legal assistancethrough networks of trainedparalegals.Economic dependence on theperpetrator, fear, intimidation,prolonged court processes andcorruption can discourage womenfrom taking their cases to courtand lead to them settling out ofcourt, which does not alwaysbenefit them in the long-term.Across our programme, men,women, leaders and officials aretaking greater steps in theircommunities to prevent violenceagainst women, includingsupporting survivors or helping toreport the crime.In Sierra Leone, 40 women’sgroups are now working with theircommunities on women’s rights.In Uganda, Trócaire works withIrish Aid and the UgandanEpiscopal Conference on anational campaign to preventdomestic violence across all 19Catholic dioceses and 25,000Churches nationwide, targeting 12million Catholics.In Pakistan, as a result of ourpartners’ advocacy, the SindhAssembly unanimously passed theChild Marriages Restraint Bill.In December 2014, Dr Claudia Pazy Paz, who was the first femaleAttorney General of Guatemala,addressed the annual conferenceof the Irish Consortium on Gender-Based Violence as a Trócaire guest.Mihret Atsebeha (45) lived in Eritreabut 13 years ago fierce fightingforced her to flee with her threechildren to northern Ethiopia. “Wecame to Ethiopia with nothing.There was just me and the children– I don’t know if my husband isalive or dead.”The challenges she faced weremany, especially as a woman on herown. “We had no land and no work.I took part in cash for work and foodfor work schemes to look after myfamily. It was difficult work –building terraces on the land toprevent soil erosion and so forth.Mihret Atsebeha from Ethiopia.These were times I was filledwith despair.”Two years ago Mihret and herchildren were selected bycommunity leaders to becomebeneficiaries of a Trócairesupportedproject which sawMihret receiving a small loan of5000 Birr (€225).She used this money to constructand open her own shop. She sellsspices like fenugreek and cuminas well as household items andvegetables like green peppers,onions and carrots. Mihret hasbeen ableto use theprofits from hershop to buy sheepand chickens which she breedsand sells. This hardworkingbusiness women also sells at astall in the market on a Saturday.“Since opening the shop I havebeen very successful and havebeen able to build a small housefor my family – we were rentingbefore. If we had not been helpedI think we would be dead.”PAGE 20PAGE 21


SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH HIVTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15supporting people to livepositively with HiVThere are 35 million people living with HIV in the world, with 24.7 million ofthese living in sub-Saharan Africa. AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 35%since 2005. Trócaire’s HIV programme increases knowledge of prevention andtransmission, secures access to testing and treatment and improves the healthand social standing of people living with HIV.Through our six-year programme,which ran to the end of 2014, 5,977people in Central Americaincreased their knowledge of HIVand the rights of people living withHIV. In Kenya, 4,029 peoplereported an increased knowledgeabout HIV transmission.In 2014, over 36,000 people weresupported to access testing,counselling and prevention ofmother-to-child transmissionservices funded by Trócaire.In Kenya, 11,692 people receivedtesting and counselling for HIV,46% of these for the first time.Treatment around preventingmother-to-child transmission wasgiven to 5,732 women.In Malawi, 6,386 people receivedtesting and counselling, while inZimbabwe, 3,029 receivedcounselling and outreach support.In the Central America programme,90% of people reported goodhealth. In Kenya, 93% of adults andchildren living with HIV, alsoreported good health. At 96%,attendance at clinic appointmentsin Kenya was almost universal.In HIV-affected families, the needfor income rises with the demandfor nutrition and medical care. Wehelped 3,688 people living withHIV to build incomes in 2014.Crops grown boosted nutrition andincome earned is paying for schoolfees and other needs.In Kenya, 315 people living withHIV reported an increase inhousehold income, while inMalawi, 65 Trócaire-fundedvoluntary savings and lendinggroups are now in operation.We helped to empower peopleliving with HIV to demand accessto quality healthcare and greateraccountability from serviceproviders. In Zimbabwe, 53 MPsand representatives from theMinistry of Health and Child Care,were reached with informationabout the rights of people livingwith HIV, the law, women’s rightsand the responsibilities of those inpositions of power.We have noted a trend in ourprogrammes towards fewer casesof stigma, which can discouragepeople from testing andtreatment, and greaterengagement with local leadership.Integrating people living with HIVinto self-help groups, assistancefrom peers and psychosocialsupport have contributed to this.Valentina Dones from Guatemala.Case sTudy HIV (Guatemala)Valentina Dones (33) from Escuintlain Guatemala, discovered that herpartner was HIV positive the day hedied. “He was sick but I thought itwas a liver illness. The day he died,the hospital called me to confirm thathe died of AIDS. After the test thedoctors found out that I was HIVpositive. I was in shock. The onlything I could think of was my threechildren.”The impact of such a diagnosis for apoor family is devastating. In additionto the medical and financialimplications, there is a significantsocial burden.“The stigma in this society is stillvery bad. I lied to my family andneighbours because I didn’t want tobe seen as a prostitute or drugaddict. People still relate HIV withdrugs and sex workers.”Valentina’s health deterioratedrapidly after her own diagnosis andshe relied on her mother to carefor her children when she washospitalised. Medical staff told herof an organisation that providessupport to people living with HIVand their families. Trócaire’spartner Gente Nueva accompaniedValentina to a health unit whereshe received medication,psychological support andtreatment.“I joined the support group inGente Nueva and this wasliberation for me. For the first timeI could talk openlyabout my fears,my feelings. Itwas nice tosee how otherpeople had the samekind of feelings. After sometraining and group supportsessions, the facilitator suggestedto me to be a leader. Now Isupport people like me, givingthem information and support.Education is very important. Mykids know what HIV is, how toavoid it, and the oldest are involvedin youth groups that give talks inschools about HIV. I’m so proudthat sometimes I cry.”PAGE 22PAGE 23


PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTSTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15protecting human rights andholding governments to accountThe right to participate in economic, cultural, social and political life are vital fordevelopment and human rights. Trócaire supports people to scrutinise their government’sspending, behaviour and alliances, and supports them to demand accountability, whilepartnering with brave human rights defenders to challenge abuses.As a result of Trócaire’s work, lastyear in India 53,985 people haddeveloped detailed knowledge ofwomen’s rights and ruralemployment rights and were betterinformed to access services.In Sierra Leone, 19 submissionswere made by women’s groupssupported by Trócaire to improvelocal services including betterhygiene in a maternity hospital andstreet lighting.During 2014/15, 757 successfulcases of freedom of movementwere achieved, enabling people toaccess their land in the West Bankand gain entry and exit permitsbetween Israel and Gaza.Case sTudy Governance (Myanmar)Rapid development in mining inMyanmar is putting communities atrisk. Pollution, inhumane businessand labour practices and violenceare some of the many issuesaffecting communities andcommunity leaders. Trócaire hassupported a workshop on mining inYangon, Myanmar, to empower andequip community leaders workingon mining issues to help vulnerablecommunities protect their lands andtheir environment.One community leader, who hasto remain anonymous forsecurity reasons, is working oncoal mining in southernMyanmar and said, “It was reallyuseful for us to get knowledgefrom an expert on mining. Iknew about the mining law but Ididn’t know about howcompanies get the permission toconduct mining operations.There are many steps that themining companies don’t respect.Knowing about theprocedure willallow us to closelymonitor the miningcompanies andpressure them to complyby sending complaintletters to the relevantgovernment departments.”In Kenya, seven radio talk shows inNakuru County, reachingapproximately 300,000 listeners,informed the public about localgovernment plans, while in Malawi,16 community groups increasedtheir knowledge about districtbudgeting.Research by Trócaire in Nicaragua,Democratic Republic of Congo andIndia highlighted the difficultieswomen face in gaining politicalleverage.In Sierra Leone, potential femalecandidates are being mentored byour partners ahead of the 2017election. In Honduras, 91community groups we support havewomen in leadership roles and inMyanmar, 47 community groupshave women in prominentpositions.Advocating on governmentpolicies is key to improvingservices and infrastructure such asroads, education and health.In Rwanda, local groups lobbiedon 18 issues, including roadrepairs. A total of 135 proposalssubmitted in Nicaragua bycommunity groups were acceptedby local government in 2014.In India, over 96% of communitypriorities put forward by villageswere included in localdevelopment plans, includingroads and land development.In Honduras, 17 communityorganisations conducted socialaudits on local budgets, health andeducation. Lobbying in SierraLeone brought 14 serviceimprovements, a health centreand a school building.Human rights violations in theOccupied Palestinian Territoriesincluded house evictions anddemolitions, restrictions ofmovement and restrictions on theright to freedom of expression andassembly.In Central America, 785 humanrights defenders in Guatemalareceived protection and were ableto continue their work after anattack or incident and 100 humanrights violations were documentedin Honduras with five reportspresented at the Inter-AmericanCommission for Human Rights.Community leaders working on mining rights in Myanmar.PAGE 24PAGE 25


YOUR SUPPORTTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15we couldn’t doit without youIn 2014/15 you donated €23 million tosupport our work.You invited us to give school workshopsreaching over 6,530 pupils; you downloadedthousands of our publications; invited us tospeak in 114 parishes and befriended us onFacebook (19,123) and Twitter (6,795).You slept outdoors, walked for water, bakedcakes, gave up technology, ran marathons andone man named Billy Lavelle cycled 28,000kilometers…Darren Kiely from Millstreet Community School in County Cork at a Trad for Trócaire session.PAGE 26 PAGE 27


A SUPPORTER AT WORKTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15a supporTeraT workHe was held-up atgunpoint, trapped in themiddle of riots anddodged bears, butDubliner Billy Lavellecompleted his 28,000kilometre cycle forTrócaire from Alaska toArgentina.Almost precisely two years aftersetting off from Prudhoe Bay, themost northern point accessibleby road in North America, BillyLavelle, from Blackrock in Co.Dublin, safely arrived in theArgentinian city of Ushuaia, thesouthernmost city in the world inJuly 2014. His cycle, which hasraised over €21,000 to supportTrócaire’s work in Latin America,has seen him pass through 15countries.“There were some verychallenging moments,” says Billy.“The worst was getting held-upat gunpoint by three masked menon an isolated dirt track inGuatemala. They stole most ofmy valuables.“I arrived into Colombia during anationwide strike and I had toattempt to get through roadblocks. The first road block that Iencountered was the mostintimidating. There werehundreds of masked men withsticks blocking the road. Theyhad taken two policemenhostage and run the rest of thepolice out of the town. Nobodywas allowed to pass for sevenhours until the UN brokered therelease of the two policemen.“In Alaska I had to cycle by alarge bear, who stood up on hishind legs for a better view.“Thankfully a car happened to bepassing and the driver kindlywaited until I was safely past thecurious bear before continuing ontheir journey.”Billy undertook his cycle to raisefunds for Trócaire’s work in LatinAmerica. Along the way, ouroffice teams were delighted toshow Billy some of the work hehelped to raise money for. Thankyou Billy for your courage,determination and generosity.28,000kilometrescycledOver€21,000raisedDubliner Billy Lavelle completed a 28,000 kilometre cycle from Alaska to Argentina to raise funds for Trócaire.He raised over €21,000 to support our work in Latin America.PAGE 28PAGE 29


CLIMATE JUSTICETRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15our work on climate justicein 2014/15109You know thatSince Trócaire was set up in1973, we have had a dualmandate. As well as workingwith communities in the developingworld to tackle poverty and injustice,we also have an importantresponsibility and obligation toeducate and inform the public inIreland, north and south, about theroot causes of poverty.Our Ireland-based work is important instrengthening the public’s understanding ofthe structural injustices that contribute toglobal poverty and which prevent people fromescaping it. We work with people in schools,colleges, parishes and communitiesthroughout the Republic of Ireland andNorthern Ireland to raise awareness ofinjustice and create solidarity with people inthe developing world.A new sustainable living section on the Trócairewebsite was created featuring many green actionsthat people in Ireland can take to help mitigate againstclimate change, in their daily lives. (Visit the webpage).The Cry of the Earth, a pastoral reflection on climatechange from the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conferencewas launched. To accompany this, we developedGLAS, a pastoral resource for parishes wishing toengage on the issue. GLAS has proved to be one ofour most popular resources. (View GLAS).We made a submission to Dáil Éireann’sEnvironment Committee in May on the Heads of aClimate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill.We have since been advocating for significantchanges to the Bill.Our Head of Policy attended the UN Climate summitin New York in September, where urgent action byworld leaders was called for.CO 2 emissions per capita (metric tonnes)8765432the charts’?That’s where Ireland’s emissions arecompared to the countries featured in ourclimate change report. These countriesare experiencing climate-related floods,droughts, disasters, water scarcity and foodinsecurity. Climate change is affecting thepoorest countries most severely and yet,Ireland has emissions per capita over 80times higher than Ethiopia or Malawi. It’strue: the people who are doing least tocause it are suffering the most.In our overseas work we see the issue ofclimate change coming up time and timeagain. That is because the world’s poorestcommunities are some of those worstaffected by it. Yet they have done the least tocontribute to it. Climate justice and the effectsof climate change was our major advocacypriority in 2014.We launched a new research report called Feelingthe Heat, to coincide with the 1 st anniversary ofTyphoon Haiyan. (View Report). See overleaf a CO2emissions chart from Feeling the Heat.Our Climate Change challenge was held inNovember for 30 16-18 year-olds. We simulated anatural disaster to enable these young peopleexperience life as a climate refugee.10PhilippinesHondurasKenyaMalawiSources:http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.ATM.CO2E.PCEthiopiaRepublicof IrelandN. IrelandWe produced a voxpop video on climate change onthe streets of Dublin. (View video).https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/322822/20140624_Full_Dataset.xlsxPAGE 30PAGE 31


LENT 2014TRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15raisingawarenessin irelandLENT 2014Our Lent campaign focused on our work in centralMalawi, where people are struggling to cope withthe effects of climate change.The girl on the 2014 Trócaire Box was 9-year-oldEnestina and the campaign highlighted the lack ofclean drinking water in her village – a situationreplicated in thousands of communities acrossAfrica. (Watch Lent video).Media representativesfrom Ireland travelled toMalawi to see our work.This was particularly crucial inNorthern Ireland in support ofUK Aid Match funding from theUK Government which sawpublic donations to thecampaign matched pound forpound and resulted in an extra£2.1 million over 3 years for ourwork in Malawi and Zimbabwe.Trócaire staff spoke atmasses across 114 parishesreaching 136,800 people. Thisengagement at parish level ismuch valued by Trócaire.Our Lent educationmicrosite was developedin-house and was thesecond most visited of ourLent information with38,578 pageviews.The St Patrick’s CollegeMaynooth, Trócaire LentLecture on 26 March 2014was given by FatherAgbonkhianmeghe E OrobatorSJ on the theme: Water hasno enemy: ethical narratives,claims and conflictssurrounding accessibility towater in sub-Saharan Africa.Liturgical resources weredisseminated to 3,500parishes and individuals.The DigitalCommunications teamdesigned a new style Lentlanding page and slideshow totell the Lent story in a moreengaging way. (See Lent story).Lent resource packsnumbering 8,830 went toteachers.An estimated 15,000pupils watched twoiCatholic livestreams toclassrooms including oneduring Lent.Enestina, aged 9 from Dedza, Malawi, featured on the Trócaire Box during Lent 2014. The Lenten campaign highlighted the difficulties facedby Enestina’s community, and others in the developing world, in accessing clean water.PAGE 32PAGE 33


AWARENESS RAISING IN IRELANDTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15other awareness-raisingin irelandOur Church, Development Education and Campaigns teams all work under thebanner of Outreach. These teams, with the support of colleagues in theCommunications and Policy units, work to engage people in Ireland ondevelopment issues.The mission of Trócaire’sDevelopment Educationprogramme is to enable childrenand young people to understandour complex world from a humanrights perspective and be inspiredand equipped to take action onglobal inequalities.The Development Education teamdelivered interactive Trócaireworkshops on a number of globaljustice issues throughout 2014/15reaching 6,530 students.Other Development Educationprogramme highlights in 2014include:• 95% of teachers we asked,told us that their confidence toexplore global justice issues inthe classroom has increasedbecause of our support;• There were 91,792 visits toour resource library located ontrocaire.org/education;• 2,614 children and youngpeople took action on theissue of water.April 2014 marked the 20 thanniversary of the genocide inRwanda, one of the darkestchapters in recent human history.Trócaire produced a documentaryentitled ‘Let the Devil Sleep’. Thiswas disseminated primarily onlineand has been viewed more than12,000 times. The documentarywas also screened at a Rwandaanniversary event in Dublin and atthe Belfast Human Rights Festival.Trócaire works with both Israeliand Palestinian partners in aneffort to bring peace to thatregion. In June, Trócaire hosted aphotographic exhibition in Dublin’sGallery of Photography with ourpartner Breaking the Silence(BTS), an organisation of formerIsraeli military personnel. (Click toshort video).During the war in Gaza in summer2014, the Campaigns teamorganised a public awarenesspeace vigil in Dublin city centre on25 July. This was undertaken incollaboration with Poetry Irelandand with Afro-Eire drummers.The shocking reality of life in Syriawas brought home to us by a visitto Ireland from Bishop AntoineAudo, Bishop of Aleppo, inNovember. He met with politicaland religious leaders, as well asspeaking in Cork, Dublin, Maynoothand Belfast. The Bishop spokeabout the impact of this war on theordinary people of Syria and theurgent need for political action tobring it to a close and to secure alasting peace.2,614children andyoung peopletook action onthe issue ofwaterA visitor at the Breaking the Silence photo exhibition in Dublin’s Temple Bar in summer 2014.PAGE 34PAGE 35


FUNDRAISING IN IRELANDTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15Fundraisingin irelandWe are hugely grateful to the public for their support ofour work. Last year, your donations of €23 million wereput to critical use in 24 countries across the world.Along with donations from the public, Trócaire receives significant andvital support from governments and other institutional donors. Thisfunding supports both our long-term development projects and ourhumanitarian work. Income from institutional donors during thefinancial year 2014/15 amounted to €35 million.Fundraisingin Ireland€mAcross all activities, Trócaire maintained an average return oninvestment ratio of 5:1 in 2014/15.The Irish Government provides generous support to our programmesthrough Irish Aid. The total funding received from Irish Aid during thefinancial year 2014/15 was €18.2 million, (with €15.4 million allocatedto development projects and €2.8 million for humanitarian projects).Trócaire received a total of €5.9 million from the UK Government’sDepartment for International Development (DFID) during 2014/15 forboth development and humanitarian projects.A further breakdown of public income and institutional funding isprovided on page 60.public incomeLenten campaign €8mTrócaire Gifts €1.3mGeneral donations and bequests €12.6mIncome (specified) €1.1minstitutional incomeIrish Aid €18.2mEU and ECHO €1.5mDept of International Dev (UK) €5.9mOther institutional funders €9.2mPAGE 36PAGE 37


LOOKING TO THE FUTURETRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15LIVELIHOODSStrengthening resilience toclimate change and advocating forimproved political and personalresponses to the changing climatewill be a core focus of ourlivelihoods work.At programme level, a number ofinitiatives are beginning orare underway to ensure wedeliver stronger interventions sothat those we support in ourlivelihoods work are more resilientto floods and droughts. We arecontinuing to scale up our supportfor agro-ecological practicesacross all our programmes. Thisincludes undertaking newresearch in Central America,Malawi and Zimbabwe oneffective practices that increasefamilies’ resilience to climatechange. Improved watermanagement practices are beingscaled up in 2015/16 in Malawi,Zimbabwe and Rwanda.Reflecting an increasedcommitment on access toresources, especially land forwomen, we are engaging with theInternational Land Coalition at aglobal and regional level.We are identifying opportunitiesto apply exciting digitaltechnologies to our programmesby coordinating a pilot on triallingdigital data management inMalawi, Ethiopia and Kenya on boththe Humanitarian and SustainableLivelihoods Programmes.HUMANITARIANASSISTANCEThe provision of emergency reliefto people affected by crises willremain a key tenet of Trócaire’swork in 2015. The number ofpeople displaced from their homesworldwide due to conflict has hit itshighest point since World War II.These conflicts are protracted andcontinue to demand both animmediate and long-term responsefrom Trócaire and the widerinternational humanitariancommunity. The conflict in Syria inparticular has brought unspeakablesuffering to millions of people,particularly women and children.Trócaire will continue to work withCaritas partners and localorganisations to reach the mostaffected both within Syria andbeyond its borders. We will alsocontinue to advocate for theinternational community to reach apolitical solution to address thismost complex crisis.Trócaire provides life-saving food,water, shelter and medicine tohundreds of thousands of conflictaffected people in Kachin State inMyanmar, in Gedo region ofSomalia, in Eastern DemocraticRepublic of Congo, in SouthKordofan in Sudan and in theUpper Nile in South Sudan. Thiswill continue to be the core ofTrócaire’s humanitarian work in2015. Trócaire’s work in SierraLeone will focus on rebuilding thelives and livelihoods of familiesaffected by the Ebola outbreak, asthe country begins to recoverfrom the epidemic.In 2015 and into 2016, Trócairewill renew its work on buildingresilience within communities athigh risk of disaster. Trócaire’semergency response to TyphoonHaiyan in the Philippines in 2013will evolve to focus on ensuringcommunities are more prepared,through early warning systemsand awareness raising, for similarhazards in the future.GOVERNANCE ANDHUMAN RIGHTSIn several countries, Trócaire andour partners are challengingnegative practices bygovernments, such as preventingfreedom of the media or banningpeaceful protests, or wheregovernments are not takingsufficient action to block negativepractices by others, such asaddressing conflict betweengroups or responding to highlevels of gender-based violence. In2015, a number of these countrieshave to account for their recordbefore the UN and Trócaire isconsulting with communities andorganisations and victims of abuse,to ensure their concerns are raisedat UN level and that nationalgovernments are challenged on theirrecord. Later in the year, to markInternational Human Rights day on10 December, Trócaire willcollaborate with others to organise ahuman rights festival, profiling someof the ongoing situations of humanrights violations and highlightingIreland’s responsibility to respond.Trócaire has observed that humanrights defenders, individuals andorganisations who champion thecause of human rights, are underincreasing pressure. In 2015,Trócaire will review how we supportHuman Rights Defenders andpartners at risk. We will ensure weprovide the most appropriatesupport, and that individuals andorganisations have the necessarycapacity to speak out aboutinstances of gross violations ofhuman rights.GENDERA Gender Quota working paper, aliterature review on polygamy andformative research on women’sparticipation will shape Trócaire’sexisting programme and newprogramme development next year.In March 2013, the findings fromour women’s participation researchwere presented at an Irish Aid sideevent at the Commission on theStatus of Women in New York. Thethree-year piece of research, whichis drawing to a close, points to anumber of key requirements toensure that women can participatefully in their communities. Thisincludes addressing women’s lowself-esteem, discrimination, violenceand cultural norms and stateprotection of women’s rights.Working with faith communitiesand faith leaders will remain a keystrategy of our work to promotegender equality. SASA, amethodology developed byRaising Voices (a non-profitorganisation in Uganda), is beingadapted to suit the needs of faithcommunities in Uganda.Strategies for engaging men andmobilising communities insupport of gender equality arealso being rolled out in a newintegrated programme in Kenyaand in Sierra Leone.Continued impunity for violenceagainst women in conflict andemergencies has been an ongoingchallenge that has affectedTrócaire’s programming work. Asa result, integrated gender andhumanitarian learning on fragilestates and gender-based violencewill be advanced in 2015.HIVOne of the most importantchanges in the global fight againstHIV is the recognition of the roleof gender in fuelling andincreasing the burden of theepidemic. It is widely recognisedthat HIV is not only driven bygender inequality – it entrenchesgender inequality, putting women,but also men and children, furtherat risk. It is therefore important todeepen knowledge about howgender relates to HIV and AIDSand how gender issues contributeto the problem of HIV.Ensuring that we continue tolearn and to develop high qualityresources for our colleagues inthe field, Trócaire is collaboratingalongside KODE, the Red Cross,Oxfam Ireland, APA and Irish Aidon the development of an eightweek online course on GenderEquality and HIV.Our technical team in Ireland willcontinue to provide support toprogrammes overseas in 2015.The main purpose of technicalassistance is to ensure thatinterventions meet the needs ofthe target communities in whichwe work. In addition, we willcontinue to engage with Irish Aidand the Irish Government toensure that HIV remains a coreissue for internationaldevelopment, especially with2016 bringing a High Level Eventfor inclusion at the UnitedNations General Assembly, andthe International AIDSConference in Durban.PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTAND OUR WORK INIRELAND2015 is a year of unprecedentedopportunities for making progressin reducing global poverty andputting the world on a pathtowards sustainabledevelopment. Three significantprocesses come together in2015: the Financing forDevelopment (FFD) Summit inAddis Ababa in July; the Summitto sign off on the SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs) inSeptember; and the UnitedNations Framework Conventionon Climate Change (UNFCCC)negotiations to secure a bindingclimate deal in Paris inDecember. Trócaire is activelyinvolved in each of theseprocesses. We are pushing forthe Irish Government torecommit to the target of 0.7%of gross national income going toOverseas DevelopmentAssistance (ODA) by 2020.PAGE 38PAGE 39


LOOKING TO THE FUTURETRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15Trócaire’s Irish-facing work ofengaging with the public to raiseawareness of our work and to raisefunds. Our centres in Dublin,Belfast and Cork will focus on howwe can better improve and deepenour engagement with the Irishpublic.The Church team will be engagingwith the Clergy and lay faithful ofIreland around issues of justice andpoverty. In 2015/16 our Churchwork will seek to engage with oursupporters around new resources.‘Come and See’ will see us engagewith Holy Land Pilgrimage leadersand groups travelling to Palestine,GLAS will see us highlight themessage of climate justice and willafford us an opportunity to forgerelations with Catholic groupsaround the anticipatedenvironmental encyclical of PopeFrancis. At a Diocesan level, the‘Working for Justice and Peace’pack produced in association withthe Council for Justice and Peacewill see the establishment ofDiocesan JPIC groups across thecountry that will undoubtedlysupport the Trócaire messageinto the future.The Fundraising and Marketingteam has many exciting initiativesplanned for 2015/16. A key partof our strategy will be to bringTrócaire’s work closer to ouraudiences, from school childrenand teachers to clergy anddiaspora. Trócaire deeply valueseach interaction and aims tomeet the individual needs of oursupporters, bringing the messageof social justice to all. In 2015 weaim to increase our base ofregular monthly givers, continueour annual calendar of fundraisingactivity including Lent, Gifts andTrad for Trócaire and introduce anumber of new initiatives. Wewill also build on the success ofbringing the message of socialjustice to our digital audience andplan to refine our 2015 Trócairebox app for more fundraisinginitiatives.Our Communications team hasplans to further develop ouronline and visualcommunications offering.Delivering a high-performancewebsite in terms of rich content,accessibility, transparency,excellent search performance,and user experience will be apriority. Our media focus willagain be on securing qualitybroadcast coverage.Sam O’Keeffe (2), Aoife Hamilton (2) and Shay Coulter (2) from Belfast help promote Trócaire's Christmas gift of school kits for children in Somalia. This gift wasone of a range of ten Trócaire gifts at Christmas 2014 and provided school fees, books, pencils and teachers' salaries in the war-torn country, where Trócairesupports 15 primary schools.The main focus of our policy workthis year, however, is ourorganisational climate campaign.A highlight will include organisinga major conference on the issuewith St Patrick’s Pontifical Collegeand Maynooth University in June.We will also actively participate inthe newly created IrishLeadership Forum on ClimateSmart Agriculture.Our Development Educationprogramme has an action-packedyear ahead as we continue toenable and motivate children andyoung people in Ireland tobecome active local and globalcitizens. We recently introduced athree-year learning journey foreducators to explore the criticalissue of climate change and how itaffects people. We will tackle thisissue through our new ‘ClimateChange - Climate Justice’ crosscurriculareducation resources; CJ,our climate justice bee whointroduces children to newterminology such as ‘GreenhouseEffect’ through an interactiveanimation and ‘There is no PlanetB’ documentary.Before, during, and after the Parissummit in December, Trócairecampaigners will put pressure onIrish and world leaders, demandingthe adoption and implementation ofan ambitious and fair globalagreement – an agreement whichsets binding emission reductiontargets, and which promotes therights of the most vulnerablepeople in the developing world.Across our target audiences,Trócaire supporters will activelycampaign to ensure the passingof a strong climate law in theRepublic of Ireland. In NorthernIreland, Trócaire campaigners willcontinue to put pressure onelected representatives,demanding the introduction ofmuch needed climate legislation.2015/16 will be an important andexciting year in Trócaire from avolunteering perspective. We willbe developing meaningful rolesfor volunteers to get involved inChildren at a school in a camp for displaced people outside of Myitkyina, Kachin State in northern Myanmar. Conflict has displaced approximately 100,000 people inthe region. Church agencies in Kachin State, supported by Trócaire, are assisting people in camps by providing shelter and food.PAGE 40PAGE 41


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15Trócaire(5) The Funding and Public EngagementCommittee has oversight of public andinstitutional funding along with publicengagement activities.organisation. The Internal Auditor reports to the AuditCommittee on the adequacy and effectiveness of riskmanagement and internal control systems in theorganisation.STRUCTURE, GOVERNANCE ANDMANAGEMENTREGISTRATION AND CONSTITUTIONTrócaire is the overseas development agency of theCatholic Church in Ireland. It is a registered charity inthe Republic of Ireland (charity number CHY 5883),granted charitable status under Sections 207 and 208of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 and with theCharities Regulatory Authority Number 20009601.Trócaire is governed by a Trust Deed dated 18December 1973, as amended on 14 June 2001 and 19October 2010.Trócaire was established to express the concern of theIrish Catholic Church for any form of human need, butparticularly for the needs and problems of underdevelopedcommunities by the relief of poverty andthe advancement of education.TRUSTEES AND BOARDTrustees are appointed by the Episcopal Conference.There are seven Trustees, all of whom must be anArchbishop or Bishop of the Irish Hierarchy. TheTrustees appoint a Board consisting of up to 14members to advise and assist them in the governanceof Trócaire. The members of the Board are subject toretirement by rotation, having held office for threeyears consecutively. No member of the Board otherthan a Trustee or an ex Officio Member shall holdoffice for longer than six consecutive years.The Trustees meet annually to receive the annualreport and audited financial statements of Trócaire.Other meetings take place as required.REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESThe Trustees present their report and the consolidated financial statementsfor the year ended 28 February 2015.The Board meets formally at least five times a year.One of these meetings takes place over a residentialweekend, to allow time for the members of our Boardto develop a deeper understanding of our work both inIreland and overseas. Trustees and Board membersundergo an induction programme to ensure thatcollectively they have the overview necessary for theproper governance of the organisation. Ongoing trainingis arranged as and when a need is identified. They alsotravel overseas to view at first hand the work wesupport in the developing world. Members of thecommittees of the Board also attend the inductionprogramme and visit our programmes overseas.There are currently five committees of the Board:(1) The Organisation and Human ResourcesCommittee is responsible for giving advice to theBoard and management in relation toorganisational structure, human resources andthe allocation of related financial resources andsupport to ensure the objectives of the strategicplan are achieved within the approved budgetframework.(2) The Audit Committee assists the Board infulfilling its responsibilities by independentlyreviewing financial statements and theeffectiveness of our internal controls. ThisCommittee also monitors the effectiveness ofthe external and internal audit functions.(3) The International Programme AdvisoryCommittee is responsible for giving advice onthe development of Trócaire’s internationalprogramme work and to monitor the impact ofthis work.(4) The Finance and Investment Committee isresponsible for overseeing all financial aspects ofour operation and performance to ensure shortandlong-term viability.DECISION MAKINGThe Trustees and Board are the custodians ofTrócaire’s vision, mission and values; they approvestrategy, structure, annual plans and budgets andensure the organisation is effective and accountable.The Trustees appoint the Executive Director ofTrócaire and have delegated a range of day-to-daydecision-making powers to the Director and theExecutive Leadership Team.RISK MANAGEMENT AND INTERNAL CONTROLTrócaire has established a comprehensive riskmanagement process which seeks to ensure theresponsible people in the organisation identify, manageand mitigate risks in line with Trócaire’s risk framework.This risk management process is an integral part ofTrócaire’s governance and management systems.Risks are regularly discussed and assessed at all levelsin the organisation up to Board and Trustee level.The risk management process begins with theTrustees as they have primary responsibility for riskmanagement within Trócaire. They are aware of themajor risks to which the charity is exposed and mustbe satisfied that control systems are in place tomitigate exposure in accordance with theorganisation’s risk management approach.Risk management at Trócaire is systematic, structuredand timely. The risk management framework withinTrócaire involves risk identification, analysis, control,review and reporting. There are four levels of riskregister in place; the organisational (executive) levelrisk register, the divisional level risk registers and thecountry and programme level risk registers. Trócaire(Northern Ireland) also has a risk register. Managementat each level ensure that risk analysis is part of thedecision-making process. Significant risks are capturedthrough the risk registers and escalated to the nextlevel of management.The Executive Leadership Team in Trócaire isresponsible for developing and executing theorganisation’s risk management process and they actas the risk committee for the organisation. The FinanceDirector is the Chief Risk Officer with responsibility forimproving risk management processes within thePRINCIPAL RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIESThe principal risks and uncertainties facing Trócaire areas follows:Financial: The principal financial challenges facingTrócaire are in the areas of public and institutionalfundraising, cost control, and cash security andmanagement. Trócaire is entirely dependent on thegoodwill of the public and on Governments and codonors.The fundraising environment remains verychallenging. A combination of increased competitionfor public funds and pressure on Government financesmeans Trócaire needs to identify and develop newsources of income in order to reduce the risk ofsignificant income fluctuations. Trócaire continuallyworks to reduce costs to ensure that it gets the bestvalue for money from all of its expenditure. Trócaireregularly reviews its currency exposure and investmentstrategy to mitigate the uncertainty of exposure tofluctuations in the financial markets.Governance and Management: Risks related torobust management systems and processes have beenaddressed through the restructuring of Trócaire’soperations internationally and in Ireland. Trócaire’sBoard structure has been strengthened with thecreation of two new Board committees – the Financeand Investment Committee and the Fundraising andPublic Engagement Committee. Full Board meetingshave increased from three to five a year plus a Boardteleconference. The organisational level risk register isreviewed at Board committee level.A key ongoing challenge for the organisation is its abilityto attract and retain appropriately skilled staff. Trócairehas developed its human resources policies andprocedures to address this risk. These include regularinvestment in skills development and performancemanagement education.Operational: Trócaire’s highest priority is the securityand safety of staff, partners, and programmeparticipants. Trócaire has in place comprehensive safetyand security management policies to ensure that thisrisk is appropriately managed. Procedures are in placeto protect vulnerable adults and children in the deliveryof our services. We have employed a security advisorPAGE 42PAGE 43


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15and a safeguarding officer, each of whom hasresponsibility for overseeing adherence to policy andbest practice.Trócaire works closely with local partners to ensurethat they have the systems and resources to deliverquality programming and meet their compliancerequirements. Trócaire’s partnership approach is basedon the core values of solidarity, participation andsubsidiarity from Catholic social teaching. There areclear procedures in place to ensure that Trócaire’spartners share its vision and values.Trócaire has strengthened its relationships with sisteragencies in the Caritas Internationalis network toimprove its emergency response capabilities and fulfila strong humanitarian mandate in response to theincreasing frequency and severity of natural disasters.Information Security: Trócaire is dependent onseveral IT and communication systems for processingand storing its data. In some countries of operation thisdata is particularly sensitive. To prevent disruption tooperations due to damage to systems or unauthorisedaccess to data, Trócaire has developed robust ITsecurity and data recovery measures. Trócaire activelyreviews and upgrades its IT software and systems andcollaborates with other INGOs to be consistent withbest practice and obtain better value for itsexpenditure.Compliance and Regulation: Trócaire adheres to thesector’s recommended Codes of Practice such as theStatement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and theDóchas Code of Corporate Governance, and alsoensures compliance with regulations and laws in allcountries of operation. Trócaire has welcomed theestablishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority inIreland and has completed the registration process.Environmental and External Risks: Trócaire’sprogrammes are vulnerable to changes in the externalenvironment affecting all countries in which itoperates. Trócaire actively monitors the externalcontext in order to anticipate political, social oreconomic risks, so that plans can be put in place tominimise any negative impact on organisationalactivities or the reputation of the organisation.TRUSTEES’ RESPONSIBILITIES IN RESPECT OFTHE FINANCIAL STATEMENTSThe Trustees are required to prepare group andcompany financial statements that give a true and fairview of the state of the charity’s affairs and of itsincome and expenditure for each financial year. Inpreparing the financial statements, the Trustees arerequired to select suitable accounting policies, to applythem consistently and to make judgements andestimates that are reasonable and prudent. The Trusteesconfirm that they have complied with the aboverequirements in preparing the financial statements.The Trustees are responsible for keeping properaccounting records which comply with accountingstandards and which disclose, with reasonable accuracyat any time, the financial position of the charity. Toensure that proper books and records are kept, thecharity has employed appropriately qualified personneland has maintained appropriate computerisedaccounting systems. It is also responsible forsafeguarding the assets of the charity, and hence fortaking reasonable steps for the prevention anddetection of fraud and other irregularities.The Audit Committee meets at least three times a yearand reviews the performance of the aboveresponsibilities for the Trustees.SUBSIDIARY UNDERTAKINGTrócaire (Northern Ireland) (charity number XR 10431) isa subsidiary undertaking.Subsidiary undertakings are those over which Trócaireexercises a dominant influence, being the ability todirect the operating and financial policies of theundertaking. Details of transactions with the subsidiaryundertaking are set out in Note 20 of the financialstatements.COMMITMENT TO STANDARDS IN FUNDRAISINGPRACTICETrócaire is committed to the standards contained withinthe Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.The statement was developed by the Irish Charities TaxResearch group and exists to provide charities in Irelandwith a Fundraising Code of Practice.The purpose of the statement is to:• Improve the way charities in Ireland raise theirfunds• Promote high levels of accountability andtransparency by organisations fundraising fromthe public• Provide clarity and assurances to donors andprospective donors about the organisations theysupport.Trócaire meet the standards as set out in the Code ofPractice and is fully committed to working with therelevant agencies to maintain and develop the higheststandards of fundraising methods in our sector.COMMITMENT TO BEST PRACTICE IN CORPORATEGOVERNANCETrócaire is committed to the standards contained withinthe Irish Development NGOs Code of CorporateGovernance as developed by Dóchas. The aim of thecode is to determine and formulate standards of bestpractice in corporate governance applicable to thedevelopment NGO sector with a view to strengtheningthe impact and quality of development NGO work andenhancing stakeholder confidence in the sector.Trócaire adheres to the Dóchas Code of Conduct in itsuse of imagery and messages. This code promotesgood practice among overseas developmentorganisations in how they represent the people andcommunities they serve and the situations in whichthey work. It requires signatories to only use imagesand messages that respectfully and truthfully representthe people featured, maintaining their dignity andcommunicating solidarity.STAKEHOLDER ACCOUNTABILITYTrócaire makes the following seven commitmentsto our stakeholders under our StakeholderAccountability Framework;1. We put our values into practice, respecting therights and valuing the contribution of our diversestakeholders.2. We work in partnership and solidarity with ourstakeholders and ensure that decisions are madeby, or as close as possible to, those mostaffected by them.3. We are a transparent organisation and endeavourto collaborate and share information openly withour stakeholders.4. We consult and listen to our stakeholders toensure that our work is informed by their activeparticipation and feedback.5. We strive to safeguard all our stakeholdersagainst harm, abuse or exploitation and to havecomplaint handling arrangements in place.6. We work to ensure that all programmes are ofthe highest quality in line with internationalstandards and best practice and candemonstrate results – as positive changes inpeople’s lives.7. We support our staff to learn, develop andinnovate and to ensure that learning from ourachievements and our failures allows us tocontinually improve.In order to achieve these commitments, Trócaire willbe responsible, transparent and participatory, seekingfeedback and learning from our work.SAFEGUARDING PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTSAND CHILD PROTECTIONTrócaire believes that all individuals have the right tolife with dignity and to freedom from exploitation andabuse. It is Trócaire policy to safeguard all individualswho are involved in or affected by our work from risksof exploitation and abuse, and to ensure that thebehaviour of all those working with Trócaire meets theappropriate standards.Trócaire has had a Child Protection Policy in operationin our Irish context and in overseas field offices since2006. Following a review by the National Board forSafeguarding Children, it was updated in 2010. In2012, the Trócaire policy was again reviewed to ensurethat emerging lessons on good practice wereadequately addressed. As a result, in 2013 Trócaire’spolicy for overseas operations was reframed in a newSafeguarding Programme Participants Policy (SPPP)and guidance documents on SPPP implementationwere developed for both staff and partnerorganisations.The revised SPPP was piloted in three countries(Kenya, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo)from late 2013 to the end of 2014. The experiencegleaned from workshops with Trócaire staff, partnersand communities in these countries, together with thatgathered from additional visits to Malawi andMyanmar, yielded insights into the complexitysurrounding the issue of safeguarding in differentcultural contexts. It is necessary also, to consider thelegislative environment in each individual country, andthe status of Trócaire’s internal policies vis-à-visnational laws.PAGE 44PAGE 45


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15OUR FINANCESThe results for the year are presented on page 55 in the form of a Statement of Financial Activities in orderto comply with the 2005 Statement of Recommended Practice “Accounting by Charities.”INCOMETrócaire’s income continues to be impacted by the difficult economic climate in Ireland and abroad butdespite this, support for our work continues to meet with our expectations.Lessons learned from work in the pilot countries, andfrom other in-depth field work in Malawi and Myanmar,informed the production of a new policy document,Safeguarding in International Programmes. The policyis being rolled out in field offices from March 2015,through workshops for staff and an e-learning module.The policy is applicable to all Trócaire staff, visitors andthird parties, such as consultants.While it will be possible within Trócaire to set clearstandards for the conduct of its own staff, whereverthey are located, pushing out the safeguarding agendato partner organisations, and publicising this in thecommunities where they work, will require somedetailed and careful dialogue. It is for this reason that atime-frame to the end of 2016 is anticipated for the fullroll-out to partner organisations.As part of the roll-out to the field, a SafeguardingFocal Person has been identified in each countryoffice. An eight-week online course on safeguardingand the prevention of exploitation and abuse hasbeen developed in collaboration with the KimmageDevelopment Studies Centre, and 13 staff membersare currently pursuing the course. It is planned thatother staff members will undertake a similar courselater in 2015. Also planned, for September 2015, is aworkshop bringing together all Safeguarding FocalPersons.For the proper implementation of a safeguardingapproach, a mechanism to handle complaints fromprogramme participants is required. In addition to thesafeguarding documentation, two documents oncomplaint handling were produced – a policy and anTrócaire Executive Director Éamonn Meehanwith the staff of Caritas Sierra Leone. Éamonntravelled to the country in October 2014 to seehow Trócaire was supporting people in theface of the Ebola crisis.implementation guide. These are at working draft stageand have been circulated to field offices to inform thesetting up of appropriate mechanisms for dealing withcomments, allegations and complaints fromprogramme participants, and in advising partnerorganisations on creating similar structures andprocedures themselves. The proper establishment ofthese mechanisms will have to take account of, amongother things, local legislation, levels of literacy in targetcommunities, and preferences for written or verbalmeans of communication.The intention is that the establishment of complainthandling mechanisms will be complete in all Trócairecountry offices by the end of 2016, and that there willbe significant progress towards a similar mechanism inall partner organisations.The Accountability and Safeguarding Officer, recruitedin August 2013, left Trócaire in March 2015.Recruitment of a replacement is ongoing, with theposition moving to the Human Resources Department,a location more in keeping with the organisation-widescope of the role.Overall accountability for ensuring implementation ofappropriate child protection and safeguarding measureslies with the Trustees. The Head of Human Resourcesis the Chief Designated Safeguarding Officer and, assuch, is responsible for ensuring that organisationalpolicy is in place in accordance with national andinternational law, policy and best practice. Each CountryDirector is responsible for ensuring that the policy isimplemented in Trócaire’s programme countries.Total Income in the period has decreased by 5%.28/2/2015 28/2/2014 28/2/2013 29/2/2012Total Income €58m €61m €60m €67m28/2/2015 28/2/2014 28/2/2013 29/2/2012Public Income €22m €22m €25m €25mUnrestrictedPublic Income/ €1m €8m - €10mRestricted EmergencyResponsePublic Income Total €23m €30m €25m €35mIncome from the public decreased by 23% primarily as a result of the generous donations received in 2014for the Philippines and Syria crises.Excluding the income raised from emergency responses, our supporters donated €22m, a similar amountto 2014. The Lenten campaign remains Trócaire’s largest fundraiser, generating €8m.The organisation secured €35m from institutional donors in support of our work. This represents anincrease of 13% and is primarily due to the emergency response in several countries.28/2/2015 28/2/2014 28/2/2013 29/2/2012Institutional Funding €35m €31m €35m €31mTrócaire received €18.2m from Irish Aid in the current financial year. In addition to the Irish Aid ProgrammeFunding scheme, which was €15.4m, we received €2.8 million from Irish Aid towards emergencyresponse.As in previous periods, the Irish Government is Trócaire’s single largest donor contributing 31% of the totalorganisational income.PAGE 46PAGE 47


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15EXPENDITUREThe Statement of Financial Activities shows the analysis of charitable expenditure between charitableactivities (overseas development, emergency, recovery and education programmes), cost of generatingfunds and governance costs. Our total expenditure for the year was €63m. This represents a 5% decreasefrom our 2013/14 levels.28/2/2015 28/2/2014 28/2/2013 29/2/2012Charitable Expenditure 91% 91% 92% 91%Cost of Generating 8% 8% 7% 8%FundsGovernance Costs 1% 1% 1% 1%Charitable expenditure amounted to €58m (€61m in 2013/14) which represents 91% of total expenditure.Direct expenditure on overseas programmes is, similar to the previous year, just under €40m. Expenditureon programme support costs has decreased by 8%. This is a result of the implementation of theorganisational decision on restructuring taken in January 2012.Charitable expenditure also includes expenditure on communications and education programmes in Irelandof €2.5m (€3m in 2013/14) which is aimed at creating a greater awareness of the causes of world povertyand injustice and how change can be achieved.Spending on fundraising and publicity expenditure of €5.2m represented 8% of total expenditure. For every€1 invested in fundraising from the general public, Trócaire received €4.42 in return (€5.67 in 2013/14). Theresponse to the Philippines and Syria appeals greatly contributed to the rate of return achieved in 2013/14.expenditureThe total expenditure set out above includes management and administration costs of €3.8m, similar tothe previous year.These costs are apportioned 80% to programme support activities, 10% to communications and educationactivities and 10% to the cost of generating funds.FINANCIAL POSITION AND RESERVES POLICYIt is Trócaire’s policy to maintain a prudent level of reserves to enable the Charity to manage financial riskand deliver on our commitments and our mandate.Trócaire’s available resources at the end of year were €27m (2013/14 - €33m). Of the available resources,€8.2m (2013/14 - €14.9m) is held for restricted purposes, as the funds were donated for specific areasand activities. Unrestricted funds of €19.1m (2013/14 €18.3m) are held in designated funds.In managing its unrestricted reserves of €19.1m, the organisation has an agreed policy of holding acontingency reserve in its Emergency Fund, to cater for emergencies and to allow the organisation torespond rapidly in such circumstances. The amount in this reserve at 28 February 2015 is €0.487m. Thereserve in the Communications and Education Fund stands at €0.706m. This fund is used for work thathelps to create a greater awareness among the Irish people of the causes of world poverty and injustice.The reserve in the Development Programme Fund stood at €16.5m (2013/14 - €15.8m). This will be usedto fund programmes overseas to further the objectives of the organisation.The general reserve fund at the end of the year amounted to €1.45m, €1.0m which is invested in fixedassets and is not available for others uses.INVESTMENT POLICY AND PERFORMANCEThe objective of the Investment Policy is to maintain high liquidity while ensuring maximum security,meeting ethical standards and achieving the highest possible return within these limiting factors.Investments will be undertaken in a manner that seeks to ensure the preservation of capital in the overallportfolio, mitigating against credit risk, interest rate risk, currency risk and county risk.Cost ofGeneratingFunds 8%GovernanceCosts 1%The interest earned is applied to our work.The primary mechanism for meeting the objectives is to invest in fixed interest deposits accounts,spreading the total invested and limiting the amount invested with any individual financial institution.These financial institutions are authorised by the Finance and Investment Committee. The management ofthe organisation will determine the level of funds and the period of investment with these institutionstaking into account the day-to-day cash flow requirements.28/2/2015 28/2/2014 28/2/2013 29/2/2012Average Rate of Return 1.0% 1.2% 1.8% 2.4%CharitableExpenditure 91%The investment return in the current year was in line with expectations having factored in the ratescurrently offered by the banking sector.The Investment Policy is reviewed by the Finance and Investment Committee and approved by the Board.PAGE 48PAGE 49


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONSThere were no political contributions which require disclosure under the Electoral Act 1997.TrócaireAUDITORSCrowe Horwath Bastow Charleton is eligible and has expressed a willingness to continue in office.SIGNED ON BEHALF OF THE TRUSTEES: Bishop John Kirby and Bishop William CreanINDEPENDENT REPORT OF THE AUDITORS TOTHE TRUSTEES OF TRÓCAIREDate: 24 June 2015We have audited the financial statements of Trócaire for the year ended 28 February 2015, which comprisethe statement of accounting policies, the consolidated statement of financial activities, the consolidatedbalance sheet, the consolidated cashflow statement and the related notes. The financial reporting frameworkthat has been applied in their preparation is Irish law and accounting standards issued by the FinancialReporting Council and promulgated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (Generally AcceptedAccounting Practice in Ireland).This report is made solely to the Trustees of Trócaire as a body. Our audit work has been undertaken so thatwe might state to the Trustees, those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor’s report and forno other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility toanyone other than the Trustees as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we haveformed.RESPECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF TRUSTEES AND AUDITORSAs explained more fully in the Report of the Trustees, the Trustees are responsible for the preparation of thefinancial statements giving a true and fair view. Our responsibility is to audit and express an opinion on thefinancial statements in accordance with Irish law and International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland).Those standards require us to comply with the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards for Auditors.SCOPE OF THE AUDIT OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTSAn audit involves obtaining evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements sufficientto give reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatement, whethercaused by fraud or error. This includes an assessment of: whether the accounting policies are appropriate toTrusts circumstances and have been consistently applied and adequately disclosed; the reasonableness ofsignificant accounting estimates made by the Trustees; and the overall presentation of the financialstatements. In addition, we read all the financial and non-financial information in the Report of the Trustees toidentify material inconsistencies with the audited financial statements and to identify any information that isapparently materially incorrect based on, or materially inconsistent with, the knowledge acquired by us in thecourse of performing the audit. If we become aware of any apparent material misstatements orinconsistencies we consider the implications for our report.OPINION ON FINANCIAL STATEMENTSIn our opinion the financial statements give a true and fair view, in accordance with Generally AcceptedAccounting Practice in Ireland, of the state of the Trusts affairs as at 28 February 2015 and of the groupsincoming resources and application of resources for the year ended.PAGE 50PAGE 51


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15MATTERS ON WHICH WE ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT- We have obtained all the information and explanations which we consider necessary for thepurposes of our audit.Trócaire- In our opinion proper books of account have been kept.- The financial statements are in agreement with the books of account.- In our opinion the information given in the Report of the Trustees is consistent with the financialstatements.STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTING POLICIESMATTERS ON WHICH WE ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT BY EXCEPTIONWe have nothing to report to you in respect of disclosures of transactions specified by law.SIGNED BY: Sharon GallenFor and on behalf of:Crowe HorwathBastow CharletonChartered Accountants and Registered AuditorsMarine HouseClanwilliam CourtDublin 2.Date: 24 June 2015The following accounting policies are applied consistently in dealing with items which are considered materialto the charity’s financial statements:BASIS OF ACCOUNTINGThe accounts have been prepared under the historical cost convention and in accordance with therecommendations of the revised Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) Accounting and Reporting byCharities issued by the UK Charity Commissioners in 2005.INCOMEIncome from the public represents donations received during the year.The charity can reclaim tax on certain donations and this tax income is credited to the Statement of FinancialActivities in the year in which it is receivable.Income is treated as being general and unrestricted, unless a donor has specified the manner in which thedonation is to be spent, in which case it is treated as restricted income. The Board review the restrictedincome funds on an annual basis. Where restricted funds remain unspent three years following receipt, andthe Board consider that funds exist which are surplus to requirements, an appropriate transfer is made tounrestricted funds.Institutional funding received is credited directly to the appropriate fund. Income earned on funds held ondeposit is treated as unrestricted income in its respective jurisdiction, unless specified by the donor.Non-monetary donations utilised by the organisation as part of programmes designed, implemented, andmanaged by Trócaire are valued and included in incoming resources in the year in which they are distributed.These donations are valued at the estimated market price at the time of receipt in their country of origin.In accordance with the policy laid down by the Trustees, unrestricted funds are allocated to designated fundson the basis specified below, after deducting governance costs. 100% of Trócaire Gifts income is allocated tothe development programme fund.70%: Development Programme Fund20%: Communications and Education Fund10%: Emergency Programme FundRestricted income is allocated to the funds as specified by the donors.RESOURCES EXPENDEDResources expended are analysed between charitable expenditure, fundraising and publicity and governancecosts. Governance costs are those costs incurred on the strategic management of the charity, and oncompliance with constitutional and statutory requirements.PAGE 52PAGE 53


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15Where costs cannot be directly attributed, they have been allocated in proportion to estimated benefits received.The costs have been apportioned to designated funds as follows:Costs recorded as managing and administering the charity are apportioned 80% to the Development andEmergency Programme fund, 10% to the Communications and Education fund and 10% to Fundraising andPublicity.FOREIGN CURRENCIESTransactions in foreign currencies are translated at the rate of exchange ruling on the date of the transaction.Amounts held in foreign currencies at the balance sheet date are translated at the rate of exchange on that date.Profits and losses on translations are dealt with through the Statement of Financial Activities.PENSIONSTrócaire operates both defined contribution and defined benefit pension schemes. Pension benefits are fundedover the employees’ period of service by way of contributions from the organisation and employees. Thedefined benefit scheme was closed to new members on 1 September 2013. Contributions are charged to theStatement of Financial Activities in the year in which they become payable.TAXATIONNo charge to taxation arises as the Trust has been granted exemption under Sections 207 and 208 of the TaxesConsolidation Act 1997.TANGIBLE FIXED ASSETS AND DEPRECIATIONTangible fixed assets are stated in the balance sheet at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation iscalculated to write off the cost of the asset, other than freehold property, over its expected useful life at thefollowing annual rates:Leasehold propertyComputer installationFixtures, fittings and equipmentMotor vehiclesOver term of lease33.3 per cent straight line method12.5 per cent reducing balance method20 per cent reducing balance methodThe Board review the estimates of useful lives and residual values regularly. Based on prices prevailing at thetime of acquisition and based on their estimates, the Board have determined that any charge for depreciation onfreehold properties would be immaterial in the current year.The carrying values of tangible fixed assets are reviewed annually for impairment in periods if events or changesin circumstances indicate the carrying value may not be recoverable.GOVERNMENT GRANTSCapital grants are treated as deferred income.SHORT TERM INVESTMENTSCurrent asset investments are stated at market value.PROJECT ALLOCATIONSProject allocations are charged to the Statement of Financial Activities in the year in which they are approved.Project funds approved but not disbursed are reviewed at the balance sheet date and are carried forward asproject creditors in the balance sheet.CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIESFOR THE YEAR ENDED 28 FEBRUARY 2015Incoming resourcesUnrestricted Restricted Total Totalfunds funds 2015 2014Note €’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Incoming resources from generating funds:Voluntary income 21,783 1,223 23,006 29,587Investment income 356 - 356 500Incoming resources from charitable activities:Government and institutional funding - 34,812 34,812 31,056———— ———— ———— ————Total incoming resources 1 22,139 36,035 58,174 61,143———— ———— ———— ————Resources expendedCosts of generating funds:Fundraising and publicity 3 (5,111) (51) (5,162) (5,218)Charitable expenditure 4 (16,592) (41,115) (57,707) (60,837)Governance costs 5 (316) - (316) (445)———— ———— ———— ————Total resources expended (22,019) (41,166) (63,185) (66,500)———— ———— ———— ————Net outgoing resources for yearbefore Exceptional item 120 (5,131) (5,011) (5,357)Exceptional Item (Pension) 22 - - - 2,271———— ———— ———— ————Net incoming/(outgoing) resources for year 120 (5,131) (5,011) (3,086)Transfer between funds during the year 15/16 1,735 (1,735) - -———— ———— ———— ————Net movement in funds for year 1,855 (6,866) (5,011) (3,086)Fund balances at beginning of year 18,397 14,853 33,250 37,344Currency translation gain 1,412 205 1,617 561Actuarial loss (Pension) 22 (2,520) - (2,520) (1,569)———— ———— ———— ————Fund balances at end of year 15/16 19,144 8,192 27,336 33,250====== ====== ====== ======All income and expenditure arises from continuing operations.The financial statements were approved and authorised for issue by the Trustees on 24 June 2015 and signedon its behalf by: Bishop John Kirby and Bishop William CreanPAGE 54PAGE 55


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15STATEMENT OF TOTAL RECOGNISED GAINS AND LOSSES FOR THE YEAR ENDED28 FEBRUARY 20152015 2014€’000 €’000Net movement in funds (5,011) (3,086)Actuarial loss on defined benefit pension scheme (2,520) (1,569)———— ————TOTAL MOVEMENT IN FUNDS FOR THE PERIOD (7,531) (4,655)====== ======CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET AS AT 28 FEBRUARY 20152015 2014Note €’000 €’000FIXED ASSETSTangible fixed assets 7 1,123 1,102Less: Government grants 8 (84) (75)———— ————1,039 1,027———— ————CURRENT ASSETSDebtors 9 3,285 3,075Cash at bank and on short term deposit 37,419 41,714RECONCILIATION OF MOVEMENT IN FUNDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED28 FEBRUARY 20152015 2014€’000 €’000Net movement in funds (5,011) (3,086)Actuarial loss for the year (2,520) (1,569)Currency translation gain 1,617 561Opening funds 33,250 37,344———— ————CLOSING FUNDS 27,336 33,250====== ======Short term investments 10 1 1———— ————40,705 44,790———— ————CREDITORS (Amounts falling due within one year)Approved programme allocations 11 (6,513) (6,805)Creditors and accruals 12 (3,889) (3,805)———— ————(10,402) (10,610)———— ————NET CURRENT ASSETS 30,303 34,180———— ————CREDITORS (Amounts falling due after one year) 12 - (88)RETIREMENT BENEFIT SCHEME DEFICIT 22 (4,006) (1,869)———— ————TOTAL NET ASSETS 14 27,336 33,250====== ======INCOME FUNDSRestricted funds 15 8,192 14,853Unrestricted funds 16 19,144 18,397———— ————TOTAL FUNDS 27,336 33,250====== ======The financial statements were approved and authorised for issue by the Trustees on 24 June 2015 and signedon its behalf by: Bishop John Kirby and Bishop William CreanPAGE 56PAGE 57


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15TRUST BALANCE SHEET AS AT 28 FEBRUARY 2015CASH FLOW STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 28 FEBRUARY 20152015 2014Note €’000 €’000FIXED ASSETSTangible fixed assets 7 571 599———— ————CURRENT ASSETSDebtors 9 6,435 4,842Cash at bank and on short term deposit 25,174 29,797Short term investments 10 1 1———— ————31,610 34,640———— ————CREDITORS (Amounts falling due within one year)Approved programme allocations 11 (6,513) (6,805)Creditors and accruals 12 (3,853) (3,769)———— ————(10,366) (10,574)———— ————NET CURRENT ASSETS 21,244 24,066———— ————CREDITORS (Amounts falling due after one year) 12 - (88)RETIREMENT BENEFIT SCHEME DEFICIT 22 (4,006) (1,869)———— ————TOTAL NET ASSETS 17,809 22,708====== ======2015 2014Note €’000 €’000NET CASH OUTFLOW FROMOPERATING ACTIVITIES 17 (4,527) (4,205)RETURNS ON INVESTMENTS ANDSERVICING OF FINANCE 18 356 500CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ANDFINANCIAL INVESTMENT 18 (124) (211)———— ————DECREASE IN CASH 19 (4,295) (3,916)====== ======RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH FLOW TO MOVEMENTIN NET FUNDSDECREASE IN CASH 19 (4,295) (3,916)NET CASH FUNDS AT START OF YEAR 19 41,715 45,631————- ————NET CASH FUNDS AT END OF YEAR 19 37,420 41,715====== ======INCOME FUNDSRestricted funds 7,129 11,269Unrestricted funds 10,680 11,439———— ————TOTAL FUNDS 17,809 22,708====== ======The financial statements were approved and authorised for issue by the Trustees on 24 June 2015 and signedon its behalf by: Bishop John Kirby and Bishop William CreanPAGE 58PAGE 59


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTSFOR THE YEAR ENDED 28 FEBRUARY 2015NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED1. TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES Unrestricted Restricted Total Totalfunds funds 2015 20141.1 INCOME FROM THE PUBLIC €’000 €’000 €’000 €’000General donations and bequests 12,527 73 12,600 13,764Lenten Campaign 7,995 - 7,995 7,357Trócaire Gifts 1,261 - 1,261 1,245Specified income - 1,150 1,150 7,221————- ————- ————- ————Total income from the public 21,783 1,223 23,006 29,587====== ====== ====== ======1.2 INSTITUTIONAL FUNDINGIrish Aid - 18,208 18,208 18,551EU and ECHO - 1,458 1,458 2,509DFID - 5,894 5,894 3,596Australian Aid - 653 653 -————- ————- ————- ————- 26,213 26,213 24,656————- ————- ————- ————Contributions from agencies and groups:CAFOD - 285 285 233Caritas Austria - - - 100Caritas Australia - 216 216 139Caritas New Zealand - 156 156 -Caritas Korea - 73 73 78Caritas Italy - 40 40 50Caritas Japan - 20 20 20Caritas Spain - 200 200 300Cordaid - 171 171 -Catholic Relief Services - 1,015 1,015 -Development and Peace - 129 129 148MISEREOR - 200 200 -SCIAF - 1,250 1,250 1,275Secours Catholique - 938 938 952————- ————- ————- ————- 4,693 4,693 3,295————- ————- ————- ————Contributions from agencies and groups:Band Aid Trust - 102 102 -Big Lottery Fund - 233 233 194Comic Relief - 497 497 622Electric Aid - 52 52 72Goal - 79 79 -Human Dignity Foundation - 147 147 218Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee - 4 4 -NIPSA - - - 6Net Hope - 63 63 -Partner MDG - (14) (14) 33Raskob Foundation - 14 14 -THET DFID - 2,529 2,529 1,877UN - 80 80 8Unicef - 120 120 75————- ————- ————- ————- 3,906 3,906 3,105————- ————- ————- ————Total Institutional Funding - 34,812 34,812 31,056====== ====== ====== ======1. TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES (CONTINUED)1.3 OTHER INCOMEUnrestricted Restricted Total Totalfunds funds 2015 2014€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Deposit and investment income 356 - 356 500———— ———— ———— ————TOTAL INCOMING RESOURCES 22,139 36,035 58,174 61,143====== ====== ====== ======2. SCHEDULE OF ALLOCATION OF FUNDSUnrestricted Restricted Total Totalfunds funds 2015 2014€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Total income 22,139 36,035 58,174 61,143Governance costs (316) - (316) (445)———— ———— ———— ————DISPOSABLE INCOME 21,823 36,035 57,858 60,698====== ====== ====== ======Allocated as follows:Items for specific funds and programmes - 1,223 1,223 7,688Institutional Funding - 34,812 34,812 31,056Development Programme Fund 15,655 - 15,655 15,741Communications and Education Fund 4,112 - 4,112 4,142Emergency Programme Fund 2,056 - 2,056 2,071———— ———— ———— ————INCOME FOR DISTRIBUTION 21,823 36,035 57,858 60,698====== ====== ====== ======PAGE 60PAGE 61


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUEDNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED3. FUNDRAISING AND PUBLICITY COSTS2015 2014€’000 €’000Advertising and publicity 1,180 1,556Committed giving campaign 842 59624 Hour Fast 74 67Lenten campaign 1,220 1,179Wages and Salaries 1,459 1,394Other staff costs 3 10Management and Administration (Note 5.2) 384 416————— —————5,162 5,218======= =======4. CHARITABLE EXPENDITURECharitable expenditure represents 91.3 per cent (2014: 91.5 per cent) of total expenditure. Charitableexpenditure includes funds approved for partner organisations working overseas and also the cost ofgoods, services and salaries relating directly to overseas programmes which are paid from Ireland. It alsoincludes direct expenditure on communications and education programmes in Ireland aimed at creating agreater awareness of the causes of world poverty and injustice and how change can be achieved and isanalysed as follows:2015 2014€’000 €’000Overseas programme (note 4.1) 39,680 40,655Communications and education programmes (note 4.2) 2,505 2,967Programme support costs (note 4.3) 15,522 17,215————— —————57,707 60,837======= =======4.1 Overseas Programme Expenditure2015 2014€’000 €’000Building Sustainable Livelihoods 9,499 8,174Governance and Human Rights 6,334 7,515Preparing for and responding to Emergencies 19,151 20,652Addressing the HIV and Aids crisis 2,160 2,006Promoting Gender Equality 2,536 2,308————— —————39,680 40,655======= =======4. CHARITABLE EXPENDITURE - CONTINUED4.2 Communications and Education Programmes2015 2014€’000 €’000Wages and salaries 1,408 1,653Other staff costs - 1Travel 97 135Training 4 7Campaigns - 14Web related costs 52 80Strategic partnerships 272 315Media consultants 30 42Resource production and distribution 170 200Other costs 88 128Management and administration (note 5.2) 384 392————— —————2,505 2,967======= =======4.3 Programme Support Costs2015 2014€’000 €’000Wages and salaries 7,906 8,015Other staff costs 1,862 2,113Training 107 148Telephone, postage, stationery and printing 17 23Travel 681 724Professional fees and consultancy 194 223Office costs 687 823Miscellaneous 84 55Strategic partnerships 85 104Campaigns 3 3National and international co-operation 247 222International Division transition costs 38 631Programme quality and monitoring 247 261Field capital purchases 89 279Accountability 8 23IT and communications 194 213Management and administration (Note 5.2) 3,073 3,355————— —————15,522 17,215======= =======PAGE 62PAGE 63


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUEDNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS CONTINUED5. MANAGING AND ADMINISTERING THE CHARITYGovernance costs are those costs incurred on the strategic management of the charity, and on compliancewith constitutional and statutory requirements. Costs recorded as managing and administering the charityare apportioned 80 per cent to the Development and Emergency Programme fund, 10 per cent to theCommunications and Education fund and 10 per cent to Fundraising and Publicity.5.1 Governance Costs 2015 2014€’000 €’000Wages and salaries 221 271Other staff costs 33 113Auditors’ remuneration – audit services 62 61———— ————316 445====== ======5.2 Management and Administration 2015 2014€’000 €’000Wages and salaries 1,892 1,938Other staff costs 60 136Travel 112 155Insurance 32 49Office rent 387 388Office maintenance and repairs 130 242Light and heat 7 6Postage and stationary 62 67IT costs 390 324Bank charges 134 113Professional fees 374 434Miscellaneous 36 12Depreciation 165 141Training 60 139Loss on disposals of fixed assets - 19———— ————3,841 4,163====== ======Analysed as follows: 2015 2014€’000 €’000Programme Support Costs (Note 4.3) 3,073 3,355Fundraising and Publicity Costs (Note 3) 384 416Communication and Education Programmes (Note 4.2) 384 392———— ————3,841 4,163====== ======6. STAFF COSTSThe average number of employees in Ireland and overseas during the financial year was 416 (2014: 416).The full staff profile is as follows:2015 2014Management and support staff in Ireland 161 154Programme staff in countries of operation 255 262————— —————416 416======= =======The aggregate amounts paid to or on behalf of staff are as follows:2015 2014€’000 €’000Wages and salaries 11,349 11,544Social welfare costs 795 833Pension costs 688 894————— —————12,832 13,271======= =======The Trustees and members of the Board do not receive remuneration for their services as Trustees andmembers of the Board. Directly incurred expenses are reimbursed, if claimed, and amounted to € nil (2014:€ nil).The number of employees whose remuneration was greater than €70,000 to whom retirement benefitswere accruing under a defined contribution scheme is 13 (2014:12) as follows:Salary Range 2015 2014€70,000 to €80,000 7 7€80,001 to €90,000 3 2€90,001 to €100,000 2 2€120,001 to €130,000 1 1—- —-13 12== ==Remuneration includes salaries and benefits in kind but excludes employer pension scheme contributions.The defined benefit pension scheme was closed to new entrants and accrual of benefits ceased with effectfrom 1 September 2013. A revised defined contribution scheme was established with standard employercontributions of 8-14% dependent on age.The Organisation and Human Resources Committee has the responsibility for the approval and monitoring ofall elements of pay and conditions for Divisional Directors, Heads of functions and the mechanisms put inplace for the review and determination of pay and conditions for all other staff. Our policy is to benchmarkremuneration around the median of the market having regard to analogous employment in the NGO sectoras well as general business/public service sectors where appropriate. Pay and conditions of the ExecutiveDirector are approved by the Trustees.All employees contracted from Ireland received a pay cut in 2009 and a pay freeze was implemented. InDecember 2012 salary bands were reviewed, revised and where applicable, an increment was granted.Executive Director, Éamonn Meehan is paid a salary of €118,750 per annum, is a member of the companypension scheme and has the use of a company car valued at €7,689 (BIK).PAGE 64PAGE 65


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUEDNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED7. FIXED ASSETSFixtures,fittings and Computer Motor Freehold Leasehold Totalequipment installation vehicles property property€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000 €’000 €’000COST:Balance 1 March 2014 905 2,468 26 726 6 4,131Additions 2 122 - - - 124Exchange difference 27 6 - 59 1 93———— ———— ———— ———— ———— ————Balance28 February 2015 933 2,597 26 785 7 4,348———— ———— ———— ———— ———— ————DEPRECIATION:Balance 1 March 2014 698 2,317 9 - 5 3,029Charge for year 34 129 4 - - 167Exchange difference 22 6 - - - 29———— ———— ———— ———— ———— ————Balance28 February 2015 754 2,453 13 - 5 3,225———— ———— ———— ———— ———— ————NET BOOK VALUEAt 29 February 2014 207 151 17 726 1 1,102====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======At 28 February 2015 179 144 13 785 2 1,123====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======All fixed assets are held by the charity for use in meeting its charitable objectives.The property at Cork is held under a 35-year lease dated 1 December 1987.The net book value of the group fixed assets at 28 February 2015 is made up as follows:Trust Subsidiaries Total€’000 €’000 €’0008. GOVERNMENT GRANTSGroupTrust2015 2014 2015 2014€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Opening balance 75 72 - -Exchange difference 9 3 - -———— ———— ———— ————Closing balance 84 75 - -====== ====== ====== ======9. DEBTORSGroupTrust2015 2014 2015 2014€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Amounts falling due within one yearAmounts due from subsidiaryundertaking:Trocaire (Northern Ireland) - - 2,932 1,478Tax refundable 1,343 1,122 1,184 981Deposit income accrued 69 91 69 91Advertising prepaid 665 720 665 720Other debtors and prepayments 1,208 1,142 1,107 1,094———— ———— ———— ————3,285 3,075 5,957 4,364Amounts falling due after one yearAmounts due from subsidiaryundertaking:Trocaire (Northern Ireland) - - 478 478———— ———— ———— ————3,285 3,075 6,435 4,842====== ====== ====== ======Amount due after one year from Trocaire (Northern Ireland):This amount mainly arises as a result of the sale of the property situated at 50 and 52 King Street, Belfastfrom Trócaire to Trocaire (Northern Ireland). All monies due are secured by a registered charge over thisproperty and are interest free.Leasehold property 2 - 2Freehold property 263 522 785Motor vehicles 13 - 13Computer installation 142 2 144Fixtures, fittings and equipment 151 28 179———— ———— ————571 552 1,123====== ====== ======PAGE 66PAGE 67


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUEDNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED10. SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS2015 2014€’000 €’000Market value at 1 March 2014 and 28 February 2015 1 1======= =======Historical cost 1 1======= =======Investments on hand at 28 February 2015 relate to €521 prize bonds.11. APPROVED PROJECT ALLOCATIONSThis amount represents approved project allocations, which were pending payment at the balance sheetdate.2015 2014€’000 €’000Approved project allocations 6,513 6,805======= =======12. CREDITORS AND ACCRUALSGroupTrust2015 2014 2015 2014€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Amounts falling due within one year:Trade creditors and accruals 3,568 3,348 3,526 3,312Payroll taxes 233 249 239 249Bank loan (note 13) 88 208 88 208-—-——— -—-——— -—-——— -—-———3,889 3,805 3,853 3,769======= ======= ======= =======13. BANK LOANThe bank loan is unsecured and repayable as follows:2015 2014€’000 €’000Bank loan within one year 88 208Bank loan from one to two years - 88————— —————88 296======= =======14. ANALYSIS OF NET ASSETS BETWEEN FUNDSUnrestricted Restricted Total Totalfunds funds 2015 2014€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Tangible Fixed Assets after Grants 1,039 - 1,039 1,027Net assets, after RetirementBenefit Scheme Deficit 18,105 8,192 26,297 32,223---————— ---————— ---————— ---—————19,144 8,192 27,336 33,250======== ======== ======== ========In the opinion of the Trustees, sufficient resources are held in an appropriate form to enable each fund tobe applied in accordance with the restrictions imposed. The majority of funds are held as cash depositsto enable the charity to respond rapidly to ongoing Trócaire activities.Amounts falling due after one year:Bank loan (note 13) - 88 - 88-—-——— -—-——— -—-——— -—-———3,889 3,893 3,853 3,857======= ======= ======= =======PAGE 68PAGE 69


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUEDNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED15. RESTRICTED FUNDSExchangedifferencesBalance at and transfers Balancebeginning Incoming between Resources at end ofof year resources funds expended year€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Development programme - 31,489 (1,518) (28,756) 1,216Emergency 215 3,396 (162) (2,259) 1,190Specific funds:East Africa 2,630 2 13 (2,209) 436Ebola Response - 115 - (82) 33Haiti 1,041 9 14 (1,064) -Iraq - 92 - (92) -Japan - - 3 (3) -Middle East - - 245 (245) -Occupied Palestinian Territory - 384 - (235) 149Other 39 - (39) - -Pakistan 4,065 - (486) (1,723) 1,856Philippines 2,764 69 47 (1,716) 1,164Sahel Region 9 - - (9) -Somalia - 35 35 (70) -South Kordofan - - 500 (500) -South Sudan 603 3 (134) (472) -Sudan - 126 148 (274)Syria 3,487 315 (196) (1,457) 2,149--———— --———— --———— --———— --————14,853 36,035 *(1,530) (41,166) 8,192======= ======= ======= ======= =======During the year €1.165m was transferred from restricted to unrestricted funds. This represents the reimbursementof unrestricted funds which were used to fund activities in advance of the receipt of income from InstitutionalFunders.During the year €365k was transferred from restricted to unrestricted funds. This represents administrationsupport received from Institutional Funders which can be used to fund the management and administrationactivities of the organisation and is expended through the development programme fund.In accordance with our policies, in May 2014 the Board of Trócaire approved the transfer of €500,000 from Pakistanto the South Kordofan specific fund. It was determined that these funds were needed most in this area.The balances on the restricted funds represent amounts received from donors for specified purposes in responseto specific appeals, which have not been expended at the balance sheet date. The balance on specified funds willbe spent on relief and recovery over a long term period. Spending the funds over this timeframe will enable us toensure that we spend the money to best effect with our Pakistani, East African, Syrian, Sierra Leone (EbolaResponse), Palestinian and Philippines partners.16. UNRESTRICTED FUNDS(a)(b)(c)(d)Designated Funds:Exchangedifferences ResourcesBalance at and transfers expended/ Balancebeginning Incoming between actuarial at end ofof year resources funds movements year€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Development Programme 15,803 15,655 (1,024) (13,933) 16,501Communications and Education 676 4,112 4,318 (8,400) 706Emergency 468 2,056 (147) (1,890) 487--———— --———— --———— --———— --————16,947 21,823 3,147 (24,223) 17,694General Fund 1,450 - - - 1,450--———— --———— --———— --———— --————18,397 21,823 3,147 (24,223) 19,144======= ======= ======= ======= =======Development Programme FundThe Development Programme Fund is used to support relief and development programmes overseas,in partnership with local communities.Communications and Education FundThe Communications and Education Fund has been established to help create a greater awarenessamong the Irish people of the causes of world poverty and injustice and how change can be achieved.Emergency FundThe Emergency Fund is set aside out of general income to enable Trócaire to react in the event of adisaster or emergency for which resources may not be otherwise available.General FundThe general fund is represented mainly by tangible fixed assets.17. RECONCILIATION OF CHANGES IN RESOURCES TONET CASH OUTFLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES2015 2014€’000 €’000Net outgoing resources for year (5,011) (5,357)Depreciation 167 141Interest and investment income (356) (500)(Increase) / Decrease in debtors (210) 27(Decrease) / Increase in creditors (679) 930Loss on disposal of fixed assets - 19Exchange gain 1,562 535--———— --————Net cash outflow from operating activities (4,527) (4,205)======= =======PAGE 70PAGE 71


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUEDNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED18. ANALYSIS OF CASH FLOWS FOR HEADINGS NETTED IN CASH FLOW STATEMENT18.1 RETURNS ON INVESTMENT AND SERVICING OF FINANCE2015 2014€’000 €’000Deposit and investment income interest received 356 500====== ======18.2 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AND FINANCIAL INVESTMENT2015 2014€’000 €’000Payment to acquire tangible fixed assets (124) (211)====== ======19. ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN NET FUNDS1 March Cash 28 February2014 flows 2015€’000 €’000 €’000Cash at bank and on short term deposit 41,714 (4,295) 37,419Current asset investments 1 - 1————- ————- ————-41,715 (4,295) 37,420====== ====== ======20. SUBSIDIARY UNDERTAKINGTrocaire (Northern Ireland) is a registered charity in Northern Ireland (charity number XR 10431). It wasestablished for the relief of poverty and the advancement of education. Trocaire (Northern Ireland) receivedincome amounting to GBP£11.9m and expended GBP£13.1m in charitable expenditure, GBP£17k ongovernance costs and GBP£925k on fundraising and publicity costs during the year under review. It hadfunds of GBP£6.9m at 28 February 2015.Trócaire (Northern Ireland) is a company limited by guarantee registered in Northern Ireland, and has itsregistered office at 50 King Street, Belfast BT1 6AD.21. COMMITMENTSRENTALCommitments payable during the next twelve months on leasehold properties amount to €364,000 onleases, which expire after five years.22. PENSIONSFollowing an in-depth review of the defined benefit scheme, the Trustees approved the closure of the schemeto new entrants and that all future benefits would cease. This came in to effect on 1st September 2013. Arevised defined contribution scheme was established with employer contributions of 8-14% dependent on age.The actuarial loss for the defined benefit scheme for the year was €2,520,000 (2014: €1,569,000). This arisesdue to changes in the discount rate to 1.90% (2014: 3.50%) used to calculate the valuation of the plan.The exceptional gain in 2014 of €2,271,000 arose due to the curtailments and settlement of the defined benefitpension obligations on the transfer of certain members to the defined contribution scheme.The pension cost charged in respect of the schemes for the year was €688,258 (2014: €893,553). A provisionof €448,510 (2014: €71,754) is included in accruals, being outstanding contributions.The defined benefit pension scheme assets are held in separate trustee administered funds.FRS 17 DISCLOSURESThe valuation is based on the most recent actuarial valuation carried out on 28 February 2015 so as to complywith the requirements of FRS 17 in order to assess the liabilities of the scheme at 28 February 2015.Amounts recognised in the balance sheet: 2015 2014€’000 €’000Present value of funded obligations 14,786 11,146Fair value of plan assets (10,780) (9,277)———— ————Deficit 4,006 1,869====== ======Amounts in the balance sheetLiabilities 4,006 1,869———— ————Net liability 4,006 1,869====== ======Amounts reported in the statement of total recognised gains and losses and statement offinancial activities:2015 2014€’000 €’000Current service cost - 308Interest on obligations 390 499Expected return on plan assets (395) (525)Past service cost - (1,413)Losses/(gains) on the curtailments and settlements - (690)———— ————Total cost recognised (5) (1,821)====== ======Actual return 2,286 1,345====== ======PAGE 72PAGE 73


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUEDNOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED22. PENSIONS (CONTINUED)Changes in present value of defined benefit obligation2015 2014€’000 €’000Opening defined benefit obligation 11,146 14,490Service cost - 308Interest cost 390 499Contributions by plan participants - 72Actuarial gain arising from experience being different than expected (433) (475)Actuarial loss arising from change in liability valuation assumptions 4,844 2,864Liabilities extinguished on settlements - (5,196)Liability increase due to Past Service Costs - (1,413)Benefits paid (1,161) (3)———— ————Closing defined benefit obligation 14,786 11,146====== ======Changes in the fair value of plan assets2015 2014€’000 €’000Opening fair value of plan assets 9,277 11,919Expected return 395 525Actuarial gains/(losses) 1,891 820Contributions by plan participants - 72Contributions by employer 378 450Benefits paid (1,161) (4,509)———— ————Closing fair value of plan assets 10,780 9,277====== ======22. PENSIONS (CONTINUED)Amounts for current and previous four periods are as follows:2015 2014 2013 2012 2011€’000 €’000 €’000 €’000 €’000Defined benefit obligation (14,786) (11,146) (14,490) (15,300) (14,017)Fair value of plan assets 10,780 9,277 11,919 12,168 11,023———— ———— ———— ———— ————Deficit in the plan (4,006) (1,869) (2,571) (3,132) (2,994)====== ====== ====== ====== ======Experience adjustmenton plan liabilities 433 475 1,674 530 964Experience adjustmenton plan assets 1,891 820 376 (714) 422Changes in assumptions (4,844) (2,864) (1,966) (466) -———— ———— ———— ———— ————Total actuarial (loss)/gainrecognised in STRGL (2,520) (1,569) 84 (650) 1,386====== ====== ====== ====== ======The major categories of the plan assets as a percentage of total plan assets are as follows:2015 2014% %Equities 58.50 59.50Fixed interest 41.50 40.50Property 0.00 0.00Cash 0.00 0.00Principal actuarial assumptions at the balance sheet date:2015 2014% %Discount rate 1.90 3.50Expected return on plan assets 1.90 4.20Future pensionable salary increases n/a n/aFuture pension increases for service prior to 1 May 2007 5.00 5.00Future pension increases for service after 1 May 2007 3.00 3.00Inflation rate 1.50 2.00Future revaluation 1.50 2.00PAGE 74PAGE 75


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESTRÓCAIRE ANNUAL REPORT 2014-15our Trustees andother informationTRUSTEES OF TRÓCAIRE: Archbishop Eamon Martin (Chair) (App Sept 2014)Cardinal Seán Brady (Chair) (Resigned June 2014)Archbishop Diarmuid MartinArchbishop Dermot Clifford (Resigned March 2015)Archbishop Michael NearyArchbishop Kieran O’Reilly (App March 2015)Bishop John KirbyBishop Noel TreanorBishop William CreanEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:Éamonn MeehanBOARD:Bishop William Crean (Chair)Harry CaseySr. Geraldine HenryÉamonn MeehanMargot LyonsProfessor Monica McWilliamsRonan MurphyFiona TierneyChris QueenanJohn Carr (Resigned May 2014)Ita Lehane (Resigned Sept 2014)Ronan O’Loughlin (Resigned May 2014)Bishop Donal McKeown (App Sept 2014)Conor Carmody (App June 2014)Deirdre Kenny (App June 2014)Fionnuala Waldron (App June 2014)The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina visiting WISE - Women in Self Employment, the Trócaire-supported project inEthiopia, during his official visit to that country in November 2014. Also pictured is Trócaire Country Director, Patricia Wall (right).BOARD SUB COMMITTEES:Audit CommitteeMargot Lyons (Chair)Chris QueenanDeclan KennyAnne Marie McKiernanFinance & Investment CommitteeChris Queenan (Chair)Donal FlynnYvonne HillFergal PowerPAGE 76PAGE 77


REPORT OF THE TRUSTEESOrganisation & Human ResourceCommitteeInternational Programmes AdvisoryCommitteeFunding & Public EngagementCommitteeEXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM:Executive DirectorFinance DirectorDirector of International DivisionDirector of Fundraising and MarketingDirector of Strategy, Programmes and AdvocacyDirector of Public EngagementPRINCIPAL OFFICE:PRINCIPAL BANKERS:AUDITORS:CHY NUMBER: 5883Fiona Tierney (Chair)Eimear KennyÉamonn MeehanBishop William CreanRonan Murphy (Chair)Su-Ming KhooSr. Geraldine HenryMairtin O’ FaininConall O’CaoimhNiamh GaynorRosemary McCreeryDeirdre KennyConor Carmody (Chair)Ronan MorrisFionnuala WaldronÉamonn MeehanBryan KellySean FarrellCatrina SheridanFinola FinnanFintan MaherMaynoothCounty KildareAIB Bank7/12 Dame StreetDublin 2CHARITIES REGULATORY AUTHORITY NUMBER: 20009601Bank of IrelandLower Baggot StreetDublin 2Crowe HorwathBastow CharletonChartered Accountants andRegistered AuditorsMarine HouseClanwilliam Court, Dublin 2picture creditsFRONT COVERChildren at school in Sebeya,northern Ethiopia where Trócaire issupporting rural farming families togrow crops and earn a living.Jeannie O’Brien.INNER COVERSunadei Nayk from the province ofOdisha, India, where Trócaire issupporting people to claim their rightsthrough working with their localgovernments. Alan Whelan.PAGE 3:Letay Glyohans aged 32 from Adwa,northern Ethiopia, who is benefittingfrom a poultry rearing project. Shebreeds her chickens as part of acooperative and sells the chicks andeggs. Jeannie O’Brien.PAGE 5:Nairobi’s Kibera is the largest slum inAfrica and home to up to one millionpeople, many of whom have fled ruralareas due to the impact of climatechange. Climate change has nowbecome a dominant cause of povertyin many of the communities wherewe work. Eoghan Rice.PAGE 7:Hussein Daher aged 10 at the buildingsite in Tripoli, Northern Lebanon,where he lives with his family sincefleeing Syria. The crisis in Syria is oneof the world’s worst humanitariandisasters. Trócaire together with ourpartner organisations has supported194,000 refugees who have fled withshelter, food and other assistance.Nick Harrop/CAFOD.PAGE 13:Tekilu Tesfay aged 60, the water andsanitation committee leader inSebaya, northern Ethiopia. Hiscommittee’s work is supported byTrócaire and our local partner, AdigratDiocesan Catholic Secretariat.Jeannie O’Brien.PAGE 17:Thiga Nanuaga from Kenya.Eoghan Rice.PAGE 19:Ayak Makwach from South Sudan.Faith Kasina.PAGE 21:Mihret Atsebeha from Ethiopia.Sarah Hunter.PAGE 23:Valentina Dones and her family fromGuatemala. Elena Hermosa.PAGE 25:Community leaders working onmining rights in Myanmar.Earth Rights.PAGE 27:Darren Kiely from MillstreetCommunity School in County Cork ata Trad for Trócaire session.Courtesy of the School.PAGE 29:Dubliner Billy Lavelle completed a28,000 kilometre cycle from Alaska toArgentina to raise funds for Trócaire.He raised over €21,000 to supportour work in Latin America. Terry andCynthia Julien of Northern ExposurePhotography.PAGE 33:Enestina, from Malawi, featured onthe 2014 Trócaire Box. The Lentencampaign highlighted the difficultiesfaced by Enestina’s community inaccessing clean water.Jeannie O’Brien.PAGE 35:A visitor at the Breaking the Silencephoto exhibition in Dublin’s TempleBar in summer 2014. Alan WhelanPAGE 40:Sam O’Keeffe (2), Aoife Hamilton (2)and Shay Coulter (2) from Belfasthelp promote Trócaire’s Christmasgift of school kits for children inSomalia. This gift was one of a rangeof ten Trócaire gifts at Christmas2014 and provided school fees,books, pencils and teachers’ salariesin the war-torn country, whereTrócaire supports 15 primary schools.Justin Kernoghan.PAGE 41:Children at a school in a camp fordisplaced people outside of Myitkyina,Kachin State in northern Myanmar.Conflict has displaced approximately100,000 people in the region. Churchagencies in Kachin State, supportedby Trócaire, are assisting people incamps by providing shelter and food.Eoghan Rice.PAGE 46:Trócaire Executive Director ÉamonnMeehan with the staff of CaritasSierra Leone. Éamonn travelled to thecountry in October 2014 to see howTrócaire was supporting people in theface of the Ebola crisis. Trócaire staff.PAGE 76:The President of Ireland, Michael DHiggins and his wife Sabina visitingWISE - Women in Self Employment,the Trócaire-supported project inEthiopia, during his official visit to thatcountry in November 2014. Alsopictured is Trócaire Country Director,Patricia Wall (right). Tamiru Legesse.PAGE 78

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