Getting Ready for Charity Regulation

Posted on October 21st, 2014

All charities with a CHY Number will be automatically registered as charities under the Charities Act 2009. Over the coming months all CHY charities will receive a letter from the CRA inviting them to create an online profile to supply additional information for the Register of Charities, including annual reports, accounts and governing documents. See The Wheel for more information.




Introduction to Social Media for Charities

Posted on October 15th, 2014

This workshop will introduce you to social media and provide you with examples of best (and worst) practices in the community and voluntary sector. Participants will learn how Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and other social networks can be used to promote your work and build your organisation’s support base.

Date / time: 23 Oct 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel/ 95 Euro Non-Members




An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for International Youth Work

Posted on October 1st, 2014

1-5 February 2015 | Manchester, United Kingdom

Appetiser aimes to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

  • To taste non-formal and intercultural learning
  • To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience
  • To exchange local youth activities in the international context
  • To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
  • To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
  • To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.

The application deadline is 30th November, visit salto-youth for full details 




Upcoming Training at The Wheel

Posted on October 1st, 2014

There are a number of training events forthcoming from The Wheel. Below are details, with links onto more information.

Writing a Business Plan for Your Social Enterprise

Date / time: 6 Oct 2014 – 10:30am – 10 Oct 2014 – 5:30pm
Venue: Sophia Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8
Price details: 650 Euro

Date / time: 13 Oct 2014 – 10:30am – 16 Oct 2014 – 5:30pm
Venue: Kerry Venue TBC
Location: Kerry
Price details: 650 Euro

Full details from The Wheel for Kerry and for Dublin.


Diversifying Your Income Streams and Securing Your Organisation’s Financial Future

Date / time: 14 Oct 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Waterford Marina Hotel, Canada St, Waterford
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel/ 95 Euro Non-Members

Full details here.


The Power of Focus – Time and Self Management

Date / time: 15 Oct 2014 – 2:00pm – 5:30pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel/ 95 Euro Non-members

Full details from The Wheel


Getting Your Message Across in the Media Spotlight

Date / time: 16 Oct 2014 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Price details: 195 Euro for Members of The Wheel/ 250 Euro Non-Members

Further details here




Certificate in Child Protection and Welfare

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

The Department of Applied Social Studies in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in partnership with the National Youth council of Ireland’s Child Protection programme offers applications for the Certificate in Child Protections and Welfare.

The course is aimed at those working in organisations with child protection and safeguarding responsibilities. It will run over 15 days (5×3 day blocks) from Jan – June 2015.

If you wish to apply, complete the application form by 31st October 2014. You can also download the brochure for more information.




Certificate in Youth Arts

Posted on September 23rd, 2014

The Certificate in Youth Arts is a part time, year long university accredited course of study in Irish Youth Arts Practice managed and delivered by the Arts Programme at NYCI.
(Accrediting body: NUI Maynooth, Dept of Applied Social Studies)

The Certificate in Youth Arts aims to introduce those working in the non-formal education sector to the concepts, principles and practice of youth arts using a context and practice approach.

Applications are now open for the Certificate in Youth Arts 2014-2015. The downloadable Prospectus for 2014-2015 includes information on Certificate content, dates and assessment. You can access the prospectus, application form and frequently asked questions at

If you have an application related query please contact Anne O’Gorman, Senior Project Officer, Youth Arts: or 01 4255932.




The Alexander Technique Interactive Teaching Method Workshop

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

This informative and enjoyable workshop will introduce you to the ITM approach to The Alexander Technique and teach you tools that you can use to improve your mental and physical performance and achieve your potential.

It takes place in CIT Cork School of Music from 14 to 16 November. There is an introductory lecture demonstration on Friday 14 November from 7-10pm. There are workshops with experimental lessons on November 15 and 16 at 10pm and 6pm respectively.

Early booking is encouraged as places are limited. Contact or 086 2400312. There is a 10% discount for those who book and pay in full before Friday 24 October.

Workshop fees:
Introductory Lecture (Fri) and 1 day course (Sat or Sun) €130
Introductory Lecture (Fri) and 2 day course (Sat and Sun) €200
Concession for CIT* Staff and students




NYCI Information Seminar on Garda Vetting

Posted on September 10th, 2014

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Child Protection Programme is hosting an information seminar on the 3rd December 2014 from 10 am – 4pm at the Aisling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.

The seminar will provide information on Tusla, The Child and Family Agency and local structures responding to welfare and protection concerns.

There have also been recent changes to the Garda vetting process, so it will provide information on Garda vetting legislation, amendments and developments in vetting, including e-vetting.

The draft programme is as follows:

  • An overview of Tusla, Prevention, Partnership and Family Support by Fred McBride, Chief Operating Officer, Tusla, Child & Family Agency
  • A Youth Organisations Experience of Local Area Structures by Cora Horgan, CEO, Tipperary Regional Youth Service
  • Overview of Garda Vetting Legislation, Amendments and Implications by David Brennan, Department of Justice and Equality
  • Developments in Garda Vetting including E – Vetting by Superintendent Sarah Meyler, Garda Central Vetting Unit

In advance of the on line booking facility opening in November, please email your expression of interest to

This seminar will proceed subject to commencement of the Garda Vetting legislation.
If legislation is not commenced before the end of 2014, the seminar will be re-scheduled for 2015.




Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Financial management can be intimidating task to grapple with. But, as this workshop will demonstrate, it is possible for those without specialist training to learn how to learn how to manage their non-profit’s finances in a prudent and effective way.

In particular, the workshop will provide participants with:

  • A comprehensive overview of the finance function within a small to medium size non-profit organisation (of up to €1m in turnover).
  • A set of practical exercises that will help your non-profit to:
  1. Prepare a budget based on various information
  2. Set up a simple cash-flow tool to manage any risks
  3. Review a financial report and prepare a commentary for the board.

The facilitator is Aonghus Sammin, the principal of Bradán Consulting based in Galway and Dublin. He is a qualified accountant with over 20 years business experience.

Training provider: The Wheel
Date / Time: 18 Sep 2014 – 9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Wheel, 48 Fleet Street (entrance on Parliament Row), Dublin 2
Location: Dublin
Price details: 60 Euro for Members of The Wheel 95 Euro Non-members




National Volunteer Management Conference 2014

Posted on August 11th, 2014

The premier conference for volunteer management in Ireland, the National Volunteer Management Conference takes place on Tuesday 4th November at Dublin Castle Conference Centre and will provide attendees with an affordable day of professional development, networking and informative, thought-provoking workshops.

The speaker for this year’s conference is volunteer management expert Rob Jackson. Rob has worked in the volunteer movement for more than 20 years, during which time he has led and managed volunteers and volunteer programmes in education, advice, fundraising and children’s services settings at local, regional and National levels.

Early bird tickets are available for a price of €60 until Friday 19 September. Tickets can be purchased here.

For further information on the National Volunteer Management Conference or to download the full programme for the event, visit the website.