How Are We Funded?

The overwhelming majority of our income comes from individuals the world over.

These personal donations allow Amnesty International to maintain full independence from all governments, political ideologies, economic interests and religions. We neither seek nor accept any funds for human rights research from governments or political parties and we accept support only from businesses that have been carefully vetted.

Our yearly accounts are presented to members at annual conference. They are published online every year after they have been lodged with the Companies Registration Office.

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Broadly speaking, we have two kinds of income:

1)      General income – including donations, membership subscriptions and direct mail appeals –  which funds the day to day operations of the Amnesty International Ireland section and most of our international human rights work. This work includes campaigning for prisoners of conscience, individuals at risk and the abolition of the death penalty.

2)      We also receive income from philanthropic organisations to work on specific issues. Funding for these projects can only be spent in these areas. For example, our ‘It’s time. Repeal the 8th.’ campaign is in part funded by a grant from the Open Society Foundation.

Our expenditure covers general campaign work as well as a number of specific campaigns, including My Body, My Rights, Stop Torture and SOS Europe. Amnesty International Ireland is also obliged to contribute a portion of our income to the International Amnesty movement.

We rely on the generosity of our members, donors and supporters. This is what makes every contribution to support prisoners of conscience and human rights around the world so very valuable. The best way to support our work is to become a member today.

In line with its commitment to maximum possible transparency, Amnesty International publishes information about salary bands paid to its office based staff on our website, along with information about the general employment benefits for the section’s office staff.