Promoting Community Sustainability - Meath: 22 February 2018

Training provider: 
The Wheel
Date / time: 
22 Feb 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Kells People’s Resource Centre, Old Carrick School, Lord Edward Street, Kells,
Location: 
Meath
Price details: 
This is a free event for staff from community and voluntary groups and volunteers, but registration is essential.
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This session will highlight some current issues affecting the Irish community and voluntary sector, services available from The Wheel, EU funding opportunities currently available and showcase good practice examples that contribute to community sustainability.
This is a free event for all community and voluntary organisations in Meath, Louth and Cavan. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.
Course details: 
This special event will be hosted by Marjan Boers, The Wheels’ Regional Champion for Meath, Louth and Cavan.
 
Johnny Sheehan, Membership and Regional Coordinator, will share good practice examples that contribute to community sustainability and highlight some current issues affecting the Irish community and voluntary sector. He will outline the services available from The Wheel that support sustainability, including training, webinars, publications, expert advice on regulation, data protection, funding and cost-cutting measures - and so much more. 
 
Also at this event will be Emma Murtagh, European Programmes Officer, who will be updating you on EU funding opportunities currently available to Irish civil society organisations, including the Europe for Citizens Programme, which provides funding for activities such as town twinning and advocacy initiatives.
 
This will be an invaluable opportunity to network with other community and voluntary organisations locally.
 

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 Meath, Louth and Cavan
  • 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 & Marjan Boers, Regional Champion for Meath, Louth and Cavan

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.
 

Marjan Boers,The Wheel Regional Champion for Meath, Louth and Cavan

Marjan will support you to learn more about The Wheel and how membership can benefit your organisation and advance the work you do.
 
To contact Marjan, who is based in Navan, Co Meath, with Claremont Stadium, please phone (046) 9029693 or email claremontmanager@eircom.net
Marjan Boers

Who Should Attend: 

This is a free event for staff and volunteers from community and voluntary sector in Meath, Louth and Cavan.

How to Register: 

Registration at 6:45pm.

This is a free event for all community and voluntary organisations in Meath, Louth and Cavan. Registration is a must. Book your place online here.

Course contact details

Telephone: 
01 454 8727
Email: 
info@wheel.ie