Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board

Who we are

The Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board was established on 25 March 2013 under the provisions of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Act 2012. The Board adopted the service name “Caranua” in October 2013.

What we do

The Board oversees the use of cash contributions of up to €110m pledged by the religious congregations to support the needs of some 15,000 survivors of residential institutional child abuse. These survivors have received awards from the Residential Institutions Redress Board or equivalent court awards.

The RISFB is required to comply with the provisions of the 2012 Act and Government policy in relation to the performance of its functions. The Residential Institutions Statutory Fund (RISF) has taken the place of the Education Finance Board, which has been dissolved.

The key functions of the RISFB as defined in the Act include:

The payment of grants to former residents in order that they may avail of approved services, which include; mental health services, health and personal social services, educational services and a housing support services. It will also promote understanding, among persons involved in the provision of approved services and publicly available services to former residents, of the effects of abuse on former residents.


Address:Caranua, PO Box 12477, Dublin 1, Ireland

Freephone from Ireland: 1800 212477

Freephone from UK: 0808 234 1303 (Charges may apply from some mobile networks)

From anywhere: +353 1 8742277 (not a freephone number from outside Ireland and the UK)

Fax: (01) 874 5709

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