Sector Big Picture

The Towards 2016 Agreement

The Government accepts that additional supports will be required for charities to meet their obligations in the new regulatory environment...

The Towards 2016 Agreement and the development of the community and voluntary sector

A New Framework for Partnership

“Productive relationships would be characterised by a coherent policy framework for the development of community and voluntary organisations”. 

 We need a new framework for partnership working between the sector and government.

The Need for a National Plan

We need a coherent policy framework and a national development strategy for the community and voluntary sector.

 We need a national plan to support community and voluntary activity!

Regulation of Charities

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Charities in Ireland work in a complex legal and regulatory environment that may involve organisations interacting with:

  • The Charities Regulatory Authority

The Charities Act

The Charities Act, enacted in February, 2009, represented a very significant milestone for community and voluntary activity in Ireland.

Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising

 ...a series of free resources that are designed to assist in the implementation of the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.

The Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising provides Irish charities with good practice standards for fundraising.

Big Issues

The Wheel's priority is assisting our members and the people and communities they serve to cope with the economic and social crisis.

Top of the list of issues that The Wheel is working to address at the moment is the effect of the economic and social crisis on the community and voluntary sector and on the people and iss

The Wheel's priority is assisting our members and the people and communities they serve to cope with the economic and social crisis.

Tax and Charities

Where a charitable organisation wishes to apply for exemption, it must submit a completed application form, CHY 1.

The Charities Regulatory Authority is the agency that makes the determination if an organisation is a charity - please see our Charities

Volunteering and Active Citizenship

 We need to focus now on supporting charities and community groups to develop the capacity to involve people who want to help. 

One positive side-effect of  the recession is that there has been a big increase in the number of people coming forward to volunteer their time and expertise to charities, people looking to ge

The Taskforce on Active Citizenship

The Taskforce conducted a nationwide consultation process to hear your views on what it means to be an active citizen in 21st century Ireland.

The Taskforce on Active Citizenship was established to advise the Government on the steps that could be taken to ensure that the wealth of civic spirit and active participation already present in I

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