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Explanatory Guides

The following Explanatory Guides are available for download.

Explanatory Guide to Service Arrangement (Revised Jan 2012) This document provides a simple explanation of the various clauses within the Section 38/Section 39, Section 10 and Commercial "For-Profit" Arrangement document.
Guide to Grant Aid Agreement (Revised May 2012) This document provides a simple explanation of the various clauses within the Grant Aid Agreement document.
Guidance for funded Agencies on Internal Audit (June 2012) This guidance note has been prepared by HSE Internal Audit to help agencies meet their obligations under clause 9.4.1 This clause requires the Service Provider to 'develop an internal audit capacity in consultation with the Executive and evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and value for money of the provision of its Services on a regular basis'.

Guide for Small Organisations

This guide can be used by small Organisations who wish to comply with the requirements of the HSE's Governance Framework for the funding of Non-Statutory Organisations.

Guide for Small Organisations (full guide revised November 2020)


Appendix 1 - Creation of a Constitution

Appendix 1a - Constitution Proforma Template

Appendix 2 - Example of a simple Constitution

Appendix 3 - Charitable Status Information

Appendix 4 - Application for Tax Relief

Appendix 5 - Tax Clearance Information

Appendix 6 - Application for Tax Clearance

Appendix 7 - Template for Agenda and Minutes

Appendix 8 - Garda Vetting Information

Appendix 9 - Complaints Procedure Information

Appendix 10 - Chairpersons Statement Proforma Template

Appendix 11 - Code of Governance - Additional Requirements for HSE Funded Agencies