Conversion to DAC
The Companies Act 2014 was commenced on the 1st June 2015.
This was the single largest piece of legislation enacted in the history of the State and it represents significant changes for Irish Companies and Irish Company Directors.
One of the new requirements of the legislation in the case of The Care Trust, is to replace the old designation of Limited (Ltd), to the new title of Designated Activity Company (DAC). So, with effect from the 13th October 2016, The Care Trust Ltd, becomes The Care Trust DAC.
The Charities Act 2009 is the primary piece of legislation governing charitable organisations.
As part of the conversion process, we have reviewed and updated our memorandum and articles of association, to reflect not just the provisions of the Companies Act 2014, but also the bespoke provisions of our charitable status.
Our new Constitution and our Certificate Of Incorporation On Conversion To A Designated Activity Company can be found on our dedicated Governance page.
Message to our all our supporters
The Board of Directors, management and all the staff of The Care Trust take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our supporters and contributors for their ongoing generous support and donations. Your contributions are vital to the good services being provided, on a daily basis, by our Beneficiaries – the Central Remedial Clinic, Rehab and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
We would like to reassure you by confirming that The Care Trust is compliant with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations (GC) and is also compliant with The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising (SGPF). The accounts are audited by EY (formerly Ernst & Young). Taken together the GC, SGPF and SORP are a triple-lock both to prevent and identify any potential fraud. All expenses of employees are rigorously checked and our Board comprises independent Directors who receive no remuneration for their work.
The Care Trust 2015 Annual Report and Financial Statements have adopted reporting disclosures in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice for Financial Reporting by Charities.
For more information, please go to our Governance page http://www.thecaretrust.ie/governance/docs.html.
The charity sector is experiencing very challenging times. Now, more than ever, we need your continued support and generosity.
Please support our Fundraisers when they call to your door.
If you have any worries or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at www.thecaretrust.ie or (01) 20 000 60.
The Care Trust
The Care Trust is a Company limited by Share with Charitable Status and is jointly owned by The Central Remedial Clinic and The Rehab Group.
The Care Trust is committed to the standards outlined in the Principles of Good Governance, as set out in the Code of Governance for Community and Voluntary Organisations in Ireland.