Meet The Wheel in Clare - Networking and Supports for Nonprofits: 29 November 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
29 Nov 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Clare Youth Service, Carmody Street, Ennis
Price details: 
This event is free and for all community and voluntary organisations in and around Clare and Galway, but registration is a must.
Meet The Wheel Galway 29 Nov

This is a special opportunity to network with members of The Wheel and other nonprofits in Galway and Clare. Hosted by The Wheel's Regional Champion for Galway and Clare, Donncha Foley, this event will explore challenges and opportunities for accessing EU funding, as well as highlighting the range of services and supports available from The Wheel.

This is a free event for all community and voluntary organisations in Galway and Clare. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.
Course details: 

This two-hour interactive forum is an opportunity to learn about The Wheel's Regional Support Programme, meet our Regional Champion for Galway and Clare, Donncha Foley, learn about opportunities for EU funding and to hear about how community, voluntary and charitable organisations can get the most from the services offered by The Wheel.

Participants can also look forward to networking, and renewing acquaintances, with other community and voluntary organisations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants will be:

  • Familiar with The Wheel regional support programme and the role of the Regional Champion for Galway and Clare
  • More aware of EU funding opportunities for community and voluntary organisations
  • Aware of the supports provided by The Wheel and the benefits of membership.
  • Able to identify key issues affecting the community and voluntary sector.

Participants will also have the opportunity to share - with each other and The Wheel - the issues they face and the supports needed to do their work better.


Johnny Sheehan recently joined The Wheel as Membership and Regional Johnny SheehanCoordinator. The main focus of his work is to drive the development, presence and participation in The Wheel’s programmes regionally, support the work of the National Rural Network and to support member engagement in The Wheel.
Johnny has more than 20 years’ experience working in the development, youth work and environmental sectors. He worked with Dóchas as Project Coordinator for the European Year for Development 2015 and with the National Youth Council of Ireland as Development Education Programme Coordinator from 2004 to 2012.
He was chairperson of Comhlámh from 2013-2016. He has a background in Environmental Science and worked as a volunteer in Central America during the 1990s.
Emma Murtagh joined The Wheel in February 2017 as European Programmes Officer. 
She is an experienced EU project manager and, prior to her role at The Wheel, Emma Murtaghmanaged and assisted in nine EU funded projects for the Galway-based organisations, ProActivate Ireland and Translex Languages Services.
She currently manages the Access Europe project for The Wheel, an initiative that was born in 2013 to build the capacity of Irish organisations to access EU funding. She also manages the delivery of the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme for The Wheel on behalf of the European Parliament. 
Along with project management, Emma has a background in training and facilitation, editing, and communications.
Donncha Foley is The Wheel Regional Champion for Galway and Clare.
Donncha Foley
Donncha will support you to learn more about The Wheel and how membership can benefit your organisation and advance the work you do.
To contact Donncha, who is based in Galway with Volunteer Galway, please phone (091) 581727 or email

Feedback from previous attendees of The Wheel's Regional Forum events:

"I felt that the information was presented in a very understandable manner and the opportunity to workshop was very helpful. It felt as if the Wheel was on 'our side' as a charity. I really enjoyed meeting representatives of organisations of all sizes" A. Colreavy, Galway Autism Partnership

"Excellent platform for information exchange, knowledge update & capacity building" I. Muheeb, Brothers of Charity Galway & GRETB

Who Should Attend: 

Suitable for everyone working in community and voluntary organisations in Clare and Galway.

How to Register: 

This event starts at 6pm with registration from 5.45pm.

This is a free event for all community and voluntary organisations in Galway and Clare. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course contact details

01 454 8727