Sector Big Picture

Overview of the Irish Community and Voluntary Sector

The community and voluntary sector clearly makes a big contribution to sustaining what is often referred to as ‘civil society’ in Ireland.

With two-thirds of Irish adults (that’s over two million people) engaging annually in the social, cultural and humanitarian activities offered by our 19,000 community and voluntary organisations, i

Facts and Statistics About the Irish Community and Voluntary Sector

More than half of the organisations in existence today have been formed since 1986...

Governance and Company Profile 

1. 59,600 directors serve on the boards of Irish nonprofit companies. Board membership in the sector is almost invariably unpaid.

Social Partnership

new potential mechanism proposed for dialogue between sector and state

The Wheel is a member of the Community and Voluntary Pillar of the national Social Partnership process, and was centrally involved in negotiating the current national agreement, Towards 2016.

The Sector and the Government

People come together to form community  voluntary organisations for a myriad or reasons - but often it's to solve a problem or address a situation that involves working in some sort of  p

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

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.

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