More than half of NGOs’ €10.5 billion funding comes from the state

Figures contained in report from Benefacts - the social enterprise that promotes the transparency of NGOs

23rd April, 2017
The main sources of service contracts are the Health Services Executive Pic: RollingNews.ie

The government funds more than half of the €10.5 billion Ireland’s non-profit organisations generate annually, according to a report from Benefacts, the social enterprise that promotes the transparency of NGOs.

The €5.5 billion contributed by government to nonprofits amounts to 8.2 per cent of all current expenditure by the exchequer, according to the report which is due to be published this week.

Ireland has more than 19,500 registered NGOs, which are organisations without beneficial...

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