Irish Heritage Granted Registered Charity Status
Irish Heritage was pleased to learn on the 19th May that it had been granted registered charity status by the Charity Commission.
Achieving official charity status has been a long-standing objective of the organisation and is one that will bring considerable benefits, in particular in terms of improved perception in the cultural sector, and in the financing of programmes and fundraising.
In accordance with the Charity Commission’s requirements, Irish Heritage’s objective is to advance public education and appreciation of the arts, particularly that of Irish and Anglo-Irish music, arts, literature and drama of all genres and traditions to the benefit of the community.
Commenting on the recognition by the Charity Commission, Patrick Lennon, Chairman of Irish Heritage, said, “This is one of the most exciting developments in the 45-year history of the organisation. We are very grateful to our legal advisers at Muckle LLP and to all those who provided support and guidance throughout the application process that helped bring it to a successful conclusion.
“We are looking forward to the relaxation of the current Coronavirus restrictions when we can begin to capitalise on our new registered charity status, especially with regard to benefiting from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Gift Aid donations.”
A full programme of events has been prepared for Irish Heritage’s 2020/21 season which will start in late September subject to the lifting of the current Coronavirus restrictions.
Irish Heritage is registered charity number: 1189508.