THE WHEEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Notes on filling out this form:
  • This form must be completed in one sitting, but should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
  • You will need to have the following information at hand: the legal status of your organisation, your organisation's turnover and the number of employees and volunteers in your organisation.
  • Please note that the fee for this application may be subject to change, if the incorrect fee category is selected under the membership category below.

Every effort has been made to make this application form as user-friendly as possible. However, if you have any queries or suggestions regarding this form, please contact The Wheel at membership@wheel.ie or on 01 454 8727. Likewise, if you would find it easier to complete this form over the telephone, please call the Membership Officer, Alex McMahon at The Wheel, 01 2453943 and she will be happy to assist.

For more details on the different membership types available, please read more about joining The Wheel.

Please answer questions in order.
1. Principal Contact Details
1.1 The Most Senior Manager's Contact Details

Please specify the contact details for the most senior manager.

2. Type of Organisation

As you have chosen "individual", above, you can apply for Individual Membership and skip straight to question 7.

3. Other Contacts

We would like to occasionally contact people in your organisation with information on specific issues. - e.g. if we are promoting an event on fundraising, it might be more beneficial if we send the information directly to the person who looks after that specific area in your organisation.

If so, please complete the details below. We understand that a number of functions may be carried out by one person, and/or a number of people may be interested in receiving information in the same area.

Finance & Accounts

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Communications/Public Relations/Marketing and branding

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Human Resources

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Education and Training

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Management Information Systems and Information Technology

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Fundraising

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Governance and Strategy

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Regulation, Research and Policy

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Administration

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4. Profile of your Organisation

Please indicate the number of staff in your organisation.

4.1 Geographical Area
4.3 Charity
5. Description
5.1 Areas of Work

Please mark your organisation's three main areas of activity, in order of importance.

6. Target Groups

Please mark the three main target groups on which your organisation focuses.

7. How did you hear of The Wheel?
8. Membership Category

Membership rates are banded and based upon the turnover of your organisation, i.e. how much it spends in a year to operate including salaries, rent, activities & services etc. Please select your appropriate rate below.

Your membership rate is determined by your membership category and your organisation's annual income band (i.e. the total income received by your organisation in one year, including all sources of statutory and other funding, earned income, etc.)

Full Members

Full members are community and voluntary organisations.

All organisations which apply to become a Full Member of The Wheel have to be independently governed. This is defined as being where the board is independent (usually indicated by the fact that less than 50% of Board members are appointed by a government, statutory or other body) and that the organisation has the ability to be self-directional in terms of deciding its own mission and vision, and even ultimately that it can make the decision to cease operations.

Please choose the appropriate fee category.

Please note that the fee for this application may be subject to change, if the incorrect fee category is selected.

Associate Members

Associate members are: statutory agencies; government agencies; state departments; academic institutions; commercial organisations; other non profit organisations whose boards are not independent.

Membership rates are banded and based upon the turnover of your organisation, i.e. how much it spends in a year to operate including salaries, rent, activities & services etc. Please select your appropriate rate below.

Please note that the fee for this application may be subject to change, if the incorrect fee category is selected.

Individual Membership

Individual member - Individuals who are interested in or working for the community and voluntary sector in Ireland but not affiliated with a particular organisation can join as Individual members.

Please note that the fee for this application may be subject to change, if the incorrect fee category is selected.

8.1 Fundingpoint

Fundingpoint is The Wheel's online database of funding grants for the Irish community and voluntary sector. Containing comprehensive details for more than 800 funding grants from multiple funding sources, including foundations and corporate donation programmes, along with dozen of funding deadlines, Fundingpoint does the research so you don't have to.

Members of The Wheel can subscribe to Fundingpoint for €125 (a 40% discount off the non-member €200 rate).

SUBSCRIBE TODAY FOR EVEN BIGGER SAVINGS

Bundle your membership of The Wheel with a subscription to Fundingpoint today and you will receive 12 months of Fundingpoint access for the very special introductory rate of just €100.

To avail of this special offer, please copy the following coupon code now: FPMEM14.

(Paste the code into appropriate field in checkout).

Discount only valid when purchasing Fundingpoint and membership of The Wheel as bundle.

Check this box to add a one year discounted subscription to Fundingpoint to your membership.

8.2 Data Protection

Data Protection: In compliance with data protection legislation, any individual will be given a copy of their personal data when requested. You can choose to unsubscribe at any stage from any of our information services by emailing info@wheel.ie or by contacting The Wheel.

9. Membership Declaration

The Wheel's core values: Probity, Integrity, Inclusive, Facilitative, Proactive, Professional, Transparent and Knowledgeable.

Members of The Wheel are expected to subscribe to these core values. These values lie at the heart of everything we do and they direct every aspect of our work. Please also read carefully the following detailed list of values and indicate your agreement with them below.

  • We believe that a strong, vibrant, independent and autonomous community and voluntary sector is critically important for sustaining a fair and just society and a healthy democracy.
  • We believe better social outcomes are achieved when people are involved in making decisions that affect them.
  • We believe that people being active participants in their communities is good for the community and good for individuals.
  • We believe that citizenship generally could be better understood to society’s benefit.
  • We believe that a healthy democracy results from a vigorous and positive interplay between representative and participative democratic processes and structures.
  • We believe that people have a right to come together and form groups and associations to energise and support community life, and to be heard and respected when they speak.
  • We value volunteering and the vital role it plays in a healthy vibrant community.
  • We value the professionalism, skills, capabilities and dedication of people working in the community and voluntary sector.
  • We value the diversity of the community and voluntary sector and believe it is a strength.
  • We believe that a fair and just society is one where there is a commitment to social justice; a belief in the interdependence of lives and a sense of solidarity that comes from people acting together; a strong commitment to freedom and a strong engagement with the values of harmony and balance with nature.
Proceed to Payment

When you press the submit button it will take you to your shopping cart, please paste a coupon code if you have one, check the items in your basket, if you are happy to proceed press the checkout button to make an online payment or request an invoice. Thank you for applying to become a member of The Wheel. Your application will be reviewed, and our Membership Officer will be in touch with you.

We look forward to working with you to build a strong and vibrant community and voluntary sector in Ireland.

 

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