Training Links Programme, 2014 - 2016
Programme is now closed to applications. Successful awardees are listed below.
Click here for a list of the Training Networks from earlier Training Links programmes.
2014 - 2016 Training Links Awardees
The Wheel is pleased to confirm that the following 17 networks have been successful in their Training Links grant applications.
35 quality applications were received in all during the submission phase, at the end of which our independent assessment panel made the final decision on the successful awardees.
|1.||Clare & Limerick Community & Family Training Network|
|2.||Comhlámh Code of Good Practice Network|
|3.||Community Participation Training Network|
|4.||Corporate Fundraising Mastery Network|
|5.||County Longford Social Inclusion Network|
|6.||County Wexford Training Links Network|
|7.||eCASS Learning Network|
|8.||Galway Community Excellence Network|
|9.||North Dublin Social Enterprise Network|
|10.||Our Voices In Europe|
Plain English Network
|13.||SCDP Social Enterprise Network|
|14.||Sustainable Living Network Wicklow|
|15.||Volunteer Ireland Training Links Network|
|16.||Water Polo Volunteer Development Network|
|17.||Youth Theatre Training Network|
Objectives, Rationale and Approach
- To promote increased participation in training and up-skilling activities in order to build skills, improve adaptability and long-term employability of those currently working and those hoping to work and volunteer in the sector.
- To promote and support a cohesive and organisational-led approach to training and learning especially within small and medium organisations, enabling increased awareness of and access to training options through the establishment of Training Networks across the sector.
- To promote and encourage collaboration within and between networks of members so that ideas, initiatives and best practice in training and development can be identified and shared, resulting in cost-effective and/or innovative solutions to joint training needs.
- To facilitate the provision of quality customised training by supporting the development of new, or innovative, or flexible training methodologies, in order to deliver more relevant, effective, efficient and user-friendly training solutions.
- Training Links
- Web-based Training and Other Supports
- Leadership Development
What is a Training Network?...
- The Training network identifies a Network Coordinator (most likely, but not necessarily, a person associated with the Lead Organisation) to co-ordinate network activities and have overall responsibility for the project.
- The Lead Organisation is the main applicant for the Training Links funding. It will have overall responsibility for meeting the Training Links Network objectives, co-ordination of network activities for the member organisations listed in the application document, monitoring of progress and targets, and evaluation of all training delivered. It also holds accountability for all funding received and associated reporting to The Wheel.
- The Training Network’s member organisations share in the decision-making, design and implementation of training (i.e. training developed by the network members for the network members). This is facilitated through the establishment of the Network Committee to oversee the work of the Network and to guide and support the work of the Network Coordinator.
- The member organisations of the Training Network must be stand-alone organisations, independently run and governed. The full network cannot purely be branches of an organisation. A minimum of ten members is required for eligibility. There is no maximum number of organisations that can be members of a Training Network; however, the network must be a manageable size for the Network Coordinator.
- Training Networks may be from the same town or area (regional); may be involved in similar activities (sectoral); or may all be involved in a specific subject (theme).
- Training Networks considered for this programme can be existing networks within the community and voluntary sector or new networks developed to take part in this programme.