Mountain Rescue Ireland is a registered charity (CHY10412).
Donations are deposited into our fundraising account which can only be spent with the approval of a majority of the teams and are normally only devoted to developmental projects which advance the ability of the teams, as a body, to effectively and efficently serve the casualty.
While our national body receives a grant from government each year, much of this has to be spent on insurance premiums for the teams. The teams likewise get grants which goes to cover their annual operating costs and leaves little money to replace vehicles, equipment or to build a base.
The teams raise the balance of the funds needed to keep the mountain rescue service going by public fundraising, flag days, donations etc. Mountain Rescue Ireland receives some subs and levies from the teams to organise our meetings, training courses and major exercises. However we are conscious that every euro we get from the teams is one that could be used by the team to help a casualty. We therefore are seeking assistance, be it in cash or kind, from various sources to help in the development of the Mountain Rescue service in Ireland.