Training Links Programme
Training Links funds and supports networks of community and voluntary organisations to undertake training together.
Since 2005 The Wheel’s Training Links Programme has supported the training and development needs of nonprofit workers. This includes volunteers and employees of charities, community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Training Links has funded the establishment of 111 Training Networks involving in excess of 40,000 workers and 1,189 community and voluntary organisations.
An event was held in Wicklow last June to celebrate the work of our Training Networks. Take a look at a video of Minister Simon Harris T.D congratulate those involved in the Training Links programme 2022-2024.
"As a QQI provider, funding from The Wheel Training Links Grant has strengthened Craol’s training quality and delivery.
This grant allowed us to revise the teaching practices of the courses we deliver, bring them in line with current methods and technologies, update and revise our training materials, train new trainers to deliver our courses and deliver GDPR and Data protection training to member station volunteers, boards and staff.
The Training Links Grant is supporting Craol in delivering QQI Certified courses across our network to 2,500 volunteers, 200 staff and members of the communities our 21 member stations broadcast to.
This in turn increases Community Radio Station’s capacity to deliver Social Benefits that is the remit of Community Radio. "
- Mary Lennon, Craol Training Network (2022 - 2024 Training Links Programme)
"It has helped establish a culture of learning and capacity building across a sector that was previously notable for its absence"
- Brendan Mulry, Meals on Wheels Training Network Coordinator (2021-2023 Training Links Programme)