Post-Budget Briefing for the Community & Voluntary Sector - Dublin, 12 October 2017

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
12 Oct 2017 - 8:00am - 9:15am
Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Price details: 
This event is free and for members of The Wheel who are interested in the impact of the budget on the nonprofit sector.
Post-Budget Briefing - Dublin, 12 October 2017

This essential post-budget breakfast event will provide an analysis of the implications of the 2018 budget for Irish society, the economy and in particular for the community and voluntary sector. 

This is a free event for members of The Wheel only and registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course details: 

Post-Budget Briefing for the Community & Voluntary Sector: 08:00am - 9:15am

How did the Irish community and voluntary sector fare in Budget 2018? What spending cuts were introduced and how will non-profits continue to provide their services in the difficult months ahead?

Budget 2016

Register now for this important event to receive the most up-to-date analysis and interpretation, including key insights and awareness that will help Irish community and voluntary organisations to keep one step ahead in 2018.


7:45am - 8:15amBreakfast & Networking
8:15am - 8:20amIntroduction & Welcome - Ivan Cooper, The Wheel
8:20am - 8:40amAn overview of the impact of Budget 2018 on the wider society - Grayson Buckley, Partner at Crowe Horwath
8:40am - 9:00amBrian Harvey, Independent Social Researcher - An overview  of the impact of Budget 2018 on the community & voluntary sector
9:00am - 9:15amDiscussion / Q&A - Ivan Cooper, The Wheel

Session Outcomes:

  • Discussion on the implications of the budget for Irish society, the economy and, in particular, for the community & voluntary sector
  • Information for managers & leaders in organisations when trying to make plans for our organisations for 2018.

Geared towards leaders, managers, senior staff and board members in member organisations, attendance at this early morning event is strongly recommended.

Registration on the morning for those already pre-booked from 7:45am.


Brian Harvey, Independent Social Researcher

Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey is an independent social researcher based in Dublin, working in the areas of poverty, social exclusion, equality, community development, the world of NGOs and European integration for voluntary and community organisations, government agencies and trusts and foundations in Ireland, Britain and continental Europe.

Ivan Cooper, Director of Public Policy with The Wheel

Ivan Cooper is charged with Ivan Cooperprogressing The Wheel's policy positions on cross-cutting issues affecting the community and voluntary sector, e.g. charity regulation, strengthening the sector, active-citizenship, standards and supports amongst others.

He oversees the research programme which The Wheel conducts about the profile and scope of the community and voluntary sector in Ireland and he represents The Wheel on a range of fora, national and international.

Grayson Buckley, Partner at Crowe Horwath 

Grayson Buckley
Grayson Buckley is an experienced Tax Director and Partner with Crowe Horwath. Grayson, a Chartered Accountant and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser joined Crowe Horwath after having gained extensive experience in another large practice.
Grayson provides tax planning and consultancy services to a wide range of individuals and corporate clients operating in Ireland and internationally. He also provides advice on all aspects of tax to the public sector and not-for-profit clients. 

Feedback from Participants at The Wheel's Previous Post-Budget Briefings

"A broad prospective on the fiscal situation was given. A good balance of speakers. A great deal of knowledge was imparted and the Q&A added greatly."

"Good useful session with relevant information. A great opportunity to network with key members of the not-for-profit sector."

"Brian Harvey was excellent. His analysis of cuts since 2008 was revealing (especially funding for Travellers)."

"Valuable to see the specific headlines that relate to voluntary and community organisations."

"Excellent analysis of the impact of Budget and extent of cut backs affecting the less well off in our society."

Who Should Attend: 

Managers, financial managers, fundraising managers, senior staff, board members and leaders in member organisations and those interested in the impact of the budget on the wider nonprofit sector.

How to Register: 

This is a free event for members of The Wheel only and registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Registration on the day from 7:45am.

Course contact details

01 454 8727