Compliance Unit - Non Statutory Sector

As part of a HSE wide initiative to improve governance arrangements for the funding of Non-Statutory Agencies, a national framework has been developed which will ensure a consistent approach.

This Framework seeks to provide a level of governance, which will link funding provided to a quantum of service, and provides for these services to be linked to quality standards, with continuous monitoring to ensure equity, efficiency and effective use of available resources.

A critical element of the Framework is the use of standard documentation to formalise the funding arrangements. This documentation is available for download under the following headings.

Section 38 Documentation

Section 39 Documentation

For-Profit Documentation

Out-of-State Documentation

Home Support Services Documentation

Nursing Home Documentation

Policies, procedures, guidelines and codes of practice legislation

Pilot documentation 

2024 Pilot Documentation for Section 38 and Section 39 Voluntary Agencies (mental health, palliative care, and chronic illness ONLY)

Compliance requirements for Agencies

Annual Financial Monitoring Return (AFMR) (This document is a requirement for Voluntary Agencies funded via a Service Arrangement and should be returned with the Annual Financial Statements each year)

Grant Aid Agreement Chairpersons Statement

Other documentation

Application form

Standard Templates / Forms

Memorandum of Understanding with Charities Regulator

Partnership Principles



Phone: 045 880 453


Compliance Unit – Non Statutory Sector, HSE
Oak House
Millennium Park
Co. Kildare
W91 KDC2