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Leading Drug Treatment Centre Fears Further Funding Cuts

As a further indication of the tight times in which the Irish community and voluntary sector is operating, Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI), Ireland’s largest drug-treatment centre, has expressed concern that it is facing cuts in State funding. This is despite the fact that it is currently facing significantly increased demands for its services.

Go for Life Scheme Opens for Applications

Go for Life – the ever popular National Programme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People in Ireland – has once again opened for applications. 350,000 euro has been made available for the 2008 programme and applications are being accepted until 22nd October.

Headway Casts a Fundraising Spell for Halloween

Headway, the National Association for Acquired Brain Injury, has announced the details of it's 2008 Halloween fundraising event – an atmospheric Halloween soiree at Clontarf Castle hosted by the world famous illusionist Keith Barry.

Unleashing the Power of Online Giving for Irish Charities

Ammado, the global community website for people who care, has launched a new and innovative donation feature designed to unleash the potential of online giving. The Giving Circle allows charities to receive online donations via the Ammado website. Already numerous Irish charities have signed up to the service – and best of all, it didn’t cost them a cent to do so.

Carmichael Centre Announces Autumn Fundraising Training Schedule

The opportunities for getting your fundraising skills up to speed continue with news that the Carmichael Centre will be running a series of expertly run training courses this autumn covering a selection of key fundraising issues.

Major Training Opportunity for Fundraisers in Dublin this October

In what promises to be a productive autumn season for Irish fundraisers, Trinity College’s Centre for Nonprofit Management will be staging a major fundraising skills-building programme over the course of five days in October: “'Principles and Techniques of Fundraising”.

Fundraising Workshop & Awards on 30th September in Dublin

Anyone interested in fundraising for the Community and Voluntary Sector should keep the 30th September free in their diaries. Both the “Tops Tips for Corporate Fundraising” workshop (run by Fundraising Ireland) and the inaugural Irish Fundraising Awards will be taking place in Dublin at the Four Seasons Hotel on that day.

Causeway Scheme Seminar in September

Leargas will be staging a Causway: British-Irish Youth Programme Exchange in Dublin this September. The Causeway programme provides funding to organisations working to strenghten the ties between British and Irish youths through various exchange programmes and special projects.

New Report on Philanthropy in Ireland Launched

The Community Foundation for Ireland has published a new report, detailing the rise of philanthropy in the Republic of Ireland over the last few years. It is estimated that around €500 million is currently donated to charity each year. Those involved in the sector are hoping to double that figure over the next five years.

View the Fundingpoint.ie Launch Photos Online

As many readers will already be aware, Fundingpoint.ie was launched on July 4th in the prestigious confines of the The Royal College of Physicians. A photographer was on hand throughout the event to capture all the action. You can now view a selection of these photos by visiting The Wheel’s new Photo Wall feature.