RCNI is grateful to the range of funders who support our work in innovation, development and national services. The organisation is mainly funded through statutory bodies including The Department of Justice and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

If you would like to make a donation to RCNI, please click the “Donate” button opposite.

Pobal is a not-for-profit company that manages programmes on behalf of the Irish Government and the EU. Funding through the SSNO Grant  programme helps fund RCNI core roles.

“The Scheme to Support National Organisations is funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of Rural and Community Development”,

RCNI’s other funding partners include:


Cosc: the national office for the prevention of Domestic, sexual and gender based violence, which supports RCNI to deliver a specialised legal response, and funds public awareness campaigns.


The Commission for Support of victims of Crime funds RCNI to deliver national training to specialist Court and Garda accompaniment volunteers in all specialist services and to administer the support for that service nationally.

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RCNI have been in an ongoing collaborative partnership with an expert IT company since 2005. They have contributed generously over the years but wish to remain anonymous and have been integral to the development of the RCNI national knowledge and data collection system, thus supporting RCNI in providing groundbreaking evidence bases for service delivery and policy change.


UCD School of Social Justice – Dr. Maureen Lyons, B. Soc.Sc, M. Soc. Sc, PhD has been advising RCNI quantitative data gathering and analysis since 2005 ensuring external scrutiny and verification of RCNI statistics and data analysis.

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