10 Steps to Sustainable Community Financing


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10 Steps to Sustainable Community Financing

Every community organisation, big or small, is faced with the question of their financial sustainability, on an almost daily basis. Funding cuts and increased demands on services are common problems that influence your ability to sustain your organisation.

It is important to look at funding and income holistically rather than focusing on finding a silver bullet solution. The challenges are universal, but the solutions should be tailored to your needs. This workshop will provide you with a process and tools to adequately asses your own particular situation and come up with a funding model that is stable, suitable and sufficient to your needs.

By the end of the training you will:

  • Understand what sustainable funding is and how it could work for your organisation 
  • Be able to recognise the main sources of income and their characteristics 
  • Have improved your knowledge on the trends in the voluntary sector economy, and how they affect your organisation
  • Have the skills to implement a more sustainable approach to funding in your work.
How to register

Bank of Ireland’s purpose is enabling customers, colleagues and communities to thrive. As part of this, we are working with the Wheel to support the delivery of a number of free workshops in selected Bank of Ireland locations in autumn 2019. These workshops are aimed at local community groups and leaders in helping them develop a more sustainable funding model for the future.


Hugh O'Reilly is the Director of Development with The Wheel. The Wheel is Ireland’s national association of community, voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises. They are a representative voice and a supportive resource that offers advice, training, influence and advocacy for the sector. Hugh’s main role in The Wheel is to drive and implement the organisations strategic funding plan. This means assessing new opportunities for the organisation and developing proposals for projects that we hope will help deliver greater support to the sector.

Supported by BOI
Who should attend

Local community groups and leaders.