Meet The Wheel in Sligo - Networking, EU Funding and Supports for Nonprofits: 18 January 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
18 Jan 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Northside Community Centre, Forthill
Price details: 
This is a free event for staff from community and voluntary groups and volunteers, but registration is essential.
This is a special opportunity to network with members of The Wheel and other nonprofits in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon.

Hosted by The Wheel's Regional Champion for Sligo, Mayo & Roscommon, Caroline Wilson, this event will also highlight key issues affecting the sector while 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 Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course details: 

This interactive forum is an opportunity to learn about The Wheel's Regional Support Programme, meet our Regional Champion for Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon, Caroline Wilson, 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

At the end of the session, participants will be:

  • Familiar with The Wheel regional support programme and the role of the Regional Champion for Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon
  • More aware of EU funding opportunities for community and voluntary organisations
  • Aware of the supports provided by The Wheel and the benefits of membership
  • Able to identify key issues affecting the community and voluntary sector
  • Able to access a number of practical tools to support organisations locally to make their communities more sustainable.

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 & Emma Murtagh, The Wheel and Caroline Wilson

Johnny Sheehan (Membership & Regional Coordinator, The Wheel)
Johnny Sheehan recently 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.
Emma Murtagh joined The Wheel in February 2017 as European Programmes Officer. 
She is an experienced EU project manager and, prior to her role at The Wheel, Emma Murtaghmanaged and assisted in nine EU funded projects for the Galway-based organisations, ProActivate Ireland and Translex Languages Services.
She currently manages the Access Europe project for The Wheel, an initiative that was born in 2013 to build the capacity of Irish organisations to access EU funding. She also manages the delivery of the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme for The Wheel on behalf of the European Parliament. 
Along with project management, Emma has a background in training and facilitation, editing, and communications.
Caroline Wilson, Regional Champions, Mayo, Sligo & Roscommon
Caroline Wilson
Caroline stands ready to assist each and every member of The Wheel in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon in getting the very most out of their membership and understanding fully the many ways that The Wheel can support and advance the work that you do.
To contact Caroline, who is based in Killala, Co. Mayo, please phone (096) 32484 or email
Who Should Attend: 

This is a free event for staff and volunteers from community and voluntary sector in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon. 

How to Register: 

Event starts at 2pm.

This is a free event for all community and voluntary organisations in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course contact details

01 454 8727