Who are we?
The Wheel acts as the national contact point for the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme in Ireland.
We are Ireland’s national association of charities, community groups and social enterprises. As a representative voice, The Wheel provides leadership to the charity and community sector and we advocate on behalf of our growing community of members. As a supportive resource, we offer advice, training and other opportunities to people working or volunteering in the charity and community sector.
The Wheel is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number: 20040963) and Company Limited by Guarantee (Company Number: 302282).
What is our EU funding experience?
Our European journey began in 2015 with the launch of the Access Europe project, a civil society support service to assist Irish NGOs to access EU funding supports. In this period, we have grown in other areas of EU policy and programmes, including:
Delivering three Erasmus + projects as project coordinator;
Serving as the National Contact Point for the Europe for Citizens programme (2015-2021);
Delivering the European Parliament Ambassador Schools Programme;
Serving as International Capacity Development and Networking Supervisor/Consultant on an EU funded skills capacity programme in partnership with Civil Society Development Centre Association (STGM) in Turkey.
What services do we provide as EaSI National Contact Point in Ireland?
As EaSI NCP, we provide:
basic guidance on EaSI regulations
assistance finding project partners
help with development of project ideas
advice on concept notes
updates to applications on calls for proposals and other EaSI programme news.