Meet The Wheel in Waterford - Networking, Funding and Supports for Nonprofits: 7 November 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
7 Nov 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Waterford venue to be confirmed
Price details: 
This event is free and for all community and voluntary organisations in the South East but registration is a must.
Meet The Wheel Waterford 7 Nov

This is a special networking and information sharing session for nonprofits with Niall Walshe, The Wheel Regional Champion for Waterford, Cork & Kerry and other members of The Wheel team.  Find out how The Wheel can support you with EU Funding advice, services and networking opportunities.

Participants will learn about The Wheel Regional Support Programme, and the range of services and supports available from The Wheel.

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

This two and half hour interactive forum is an opportunity to learn about The Wheel's Regional Support Programme, meet our Regional Champion for Waterford, Cork & Kerry , Niall Walshe, 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

  • Funding: Information on European funding grants available under the 'Europe for Citizens Programme' for town twinning and networks of towns
  • The Wheel Supports: Presentation and discussion on what our organisation can do for you in your area
  • Networking: Meet acquaintances old and new and learn about The Wheel Regional Support Programme and the role of the Regional Champion for Waterford, Cork & Kerry.

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.

Facilitators: Johnny Sheehan and Deirdre Finlay, The Wheel & Niall Walshe, Regional Champion for the Waterford, Cork & Kerry.


Johnny Sheehan, The Wheel

Johnny 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.


Deirdre Finlay, The Wheel

Deirdre joined The Wheel in August 2015 as its dedicated European Deirdre FinlayProgrammes Coordinator. A lively facilitator, she provides advice and training to members on EU funding, with a particular focus on the Europe for Citizens Programme for which she is the National Contact Point in Ireland. She also contributes to business development objectives at The Wheel, supporting EU funding applications.

With over 12 years' international work experience spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors, Dee holds particular specialisms in institutional funding and public engagement. Before working at The Wheel she was Head of Programmes at VSO Ireland, an international development NGO.

Niall Walshe is The Wheel Regional Champion for Waterford, Cork and Kerry

Niall Walshe

Niall will support you to learn more about The Wheel and how membership can benefit your organisation and advance the work you do.

To contact Niall, who is based in Castletownroche, Co. Cork with Avondhu Blackwater Partnership, please phone (022) 46580 or email



About Europe for Citizens Programme

Europe for Citizens funding

Europe for Citizens Programme funds pan-European activities such as town twinning, town networks and civil society projects.

The Europe for Citizens information service is operated by The Wheel and can be accessed online at, through Twitter  and LinkedIn, or by contacting The Wheel at

Who Should Attend: 

This is a free event for staff and volunteers from the nonprofit, community and voluntary sector in the South East.

How to Register: 

Registration on the day from 1.45pm and the event begins at 2pm.

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

Course contact details

01 454 8727