Our structure and funding

President Michael D Higgins is patron of NALA

Our structure

Patron: Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland

Chairperson: Nuala Glanton

CEO: Inez Bailey

Registered company number: 342807

Charity number: CHY 8506

NALA membership is open to all people and organisations interested and involved in adult literacy development.  At our annual general meeting, members elect a Board, which makes sure our aims are put into practice. The Board includes both students and workers in adult and further education and training.

NALA is a registered company with limited and charitable status. We receive a grant from SOLAS that enables us to staff a national office in Dublin and carry out our work. All staff are paid according to public sector general service pay scales.

SOLAS also funds specific research and development work together with other government departments, state bodies, the European Union and the private sector. You can view our annual reports and accounts here.

Funding received from donations or sponsorship is used to fund literacy projects - see here for more information. 

Governance Code

NALA complies with the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations - you can download this document hereNALA has always sought to operate to the highest standards and, before the Governace Code was published in 2012, the organisation was engaged in benchmarking to best practice.

NALA is governed by a Memorandum and Articles of Association and a Constitution which you can view here

Feedback and Complaints

If you would like to get in touch with NALA to give us any feedback on our service please contact Patrick Gleeson, Communications Officer by emailing pgleeson@nala.ie or by telephone 01 4127900.

NALA works hard to maintain and improve the standard of service we provide. If you are not happy with some aspect of our service, please tell us about it. We welcome your comments as a way of helping us to continue to improve our services. For information on how to make a complaint, please see our complaints policy.