The Wheel is Ireland’s support and representative umbrella network for community, voluntary and charitable organisations. We help them get things done, we represent their shared interests to Government and other decision-makers and we promote a better understanding by the public of them and their work. In one line – we are a one stop shop for and about the charity sector in Ireland.
Our vision is of an Ireland with a vibrant and dynamic community and voluntary sector...
What excites us is our vision of a vibrant, dynamic and healthy community / voluntary / charity sector. We believe passionately that it can act as a strong force in Irish society to improve the quality of our lives and our democracy. We value and cherish its diversity and we promote effective use of resources and high standards in all charitable organisations.
Following the collapse of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ in Ireland, community, voluntary and charitable organisations have a key part to play in building a more caring, just and inclusive society. We help them do that by promoting their role and helping to solve their shared challenges.
We are an independently governed membership based organisation operating with a national remit for the Republic of Ireland and our office is based in Dublin.
Our vision is of an Ireland where there is a shared idea of, and commitment to realising, a fair and just society; and where the role and contribution of the community and voluntary sector in doing this is valued and understood.
Our mission is to increase the community and voluntary sector’s capacity and capability to play its part in achieving a fair and just society in Ireland.
We do this by:
Representing the shared interests of community and voluntary organisations
Supporting these organisations to do their work
Promoting the importance of active citizenship as vital in making Ireland a better place to live.