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Thursday 20 July 2017

Annual income increases at Concern Wordwide

Ellie Donnelly

Concern Worldwide’s annual income reached its highest ever level in 2016, with the charity raising €183.5m last year, according to financial statements revealed in its 2016 annual report.

The figure was up on the €182.2m raised in 2015, despite what the Concern ceo, Dominic MacSorley referred to as “difficult” recent year for the charity sector in Ireland and the UK.

“As an organisation, we understand the crucial importance of maintaining the highest standards of accountability and transparency as we deliver our programmes across some of the world’s poorest countries,” MacSorley said.

The organisation said that the increased income enabled it to expand the scope and depth of its work to provide essential support to the poorest people living in some of the world’s most volatile and hard to reach places.

Last year, MacSorley, who has worked with the charity for 35 years, and was paid a salary of €99,740.

Aside from public donations, Concern received a total of €147m from governments and co-funders in 2016, including the Irish Government, which donated €24.2m through Irish Aid.

Meanwhile the British Government donated €22.6m, the EU donated €28.6m, while €25.1m came from the US Government.

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