Our Four Campaign Asks
1. Recognise and support the value the sector adds to society:
- Provide ring-fenced funding for the sector
- Retain a Senior Cabinet Minister for the sector
- Protect civil society voice by reforming the electoral acts
- Develop a strategy for skills building in the community and voluntary sector.
2. Support sustainable funding models:
- Introduce multi-annual funding
- Fund the full cost of delivering services, including quality and oversight overheads
- Ensure sustainable funding for HSE Section 39 and Tusla Section 56 organisations
- Increase the VAT Compensation Scheme for Charities
- Bring down the cost of insurance
- Commission for highest quality – not lowest cost – services
- Establish a working group on positive commissioning and procurement
- Reform charitable giving and incentivise philanthropy.
3. Enable responsive services through streamlined compliance systems:
- Provide for the cost-of-compliance (and good governance) in funding agreements
- A review of compliance and regulatory requirements to streamline procedures,
- reduce duplication and make better use of resources
- Improve information-sharing and communication systems between state bodies
- to reduce duplication of information requests and increase efficiency.
4. Embrace collaborative partnership working:
- Develop and implement a collaborative framework for partnership working
- Implement the Department of Health’s Independent Review Group report recommendations.
The Wheel’s Stronger Communities Stronger Ireland campaign is apolitical and we do not endorse any particular candidate or political party. All candidates are welcome to sign our pledge and this does not serve as an endorsement of their candidacy or views.