The Wheel

The Wheel is our partner in Ireland, in Meet and Code project.

The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. We are a registered charity in Ireland and are unique in our role as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for anything related to the charity and nonprofit sector. With over 1,380 organisations as members, we are by far the largest representative body for this vibrant and diverse sector.

Our Vision

We want to see a thriving community and voluntary sector at the heart of a fair and just Ireland.

Our Members

Inspired and empowered by our members, we represent, support and connect nonprofit organisations, from the smallest community and voluntary groups to the largest charities and social enterprises.

We are here to help our members make a bigger difference.

Our Work

Our simple but ambitious mission is to strengthen the capacity and capability of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises to play their part in changing Ireland for the better. We champion the sector by being its representative voice and we provide practical advice and training to help organisations be more impactful. Our core work programmes are:

  1. Public Policy and Advocacy Programme: we represent the sector’s interests to build public support and to secure the optimum legislative, policy and regulatory environment for community and voluntary action.
  2. Networking Programme: we facilitate the building of, and support for networks of people across the sector with common interests, and create opportunities for networking across traditional boundaries.
  3. Training and Development Programme: we make a wide range of affordable unaccredited and accredited training available to organisations and individuals in the sector and promote the highest standards in the paid and unpaid work that is done within the organisations in the sector.
  4. Information Services Programme: we provide an enormous range of information and advicetailored to the practical needs of people working in charities, community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

Focus areas

NGO capacity building & education

Countries served



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