The Wheel: Training Links Programme 2020 – 2022 Opens for Applications

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The Wheel is pleased to inform our members that the 2020-2022 Training Links programme has now opened for applications!

The Training Links programme offers funding opportunities to groups of organisations that choose to come together and work collaboratively to address their shared training needs as a Training Network. The Training Links Programme is part-funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.


It is anticipated that up to 20 networks will be chosen and will receive grants of between €10,000 (minimum) and €20,000 (maximum) each.

The funding covers the development and implementation of strategic, innovative and cost-effective training and development solutions for organisations that work collaboratively through networks, which they would be not be in a position to undertake as effectively on their own.

In addition to the provision of substantial financial subsidies to the Training Networks – directed at training provision – this programme provides much-needed opportunities for sectoral co-operation and shared learning.



A Training Network is a group of independently run and governed community and voluntary sector organisations who decide to come together to co-operate as a group in order to undertake training that they may not be able to do individually.

A minimum of ten organisations in total must be involved in the network, including one Lead Organisation. Each network requires a Network Committee, to help steer the training focus, and must also identify a suitable person to coordinate network training activity.

To date, Training Links has supported the establishment of over 70 training networks involving in excess of 40,000 employees and more than 850 community and voluntary organisations.

***If anyone is interested in forming a Training Network from Meath PPN groups, please contact danielle.monahan@meathcoco.ie 


Application Process

The first step for anyone interested in applying to the programme is to download the full application pack.

This document will provide you with completed guidelines, eligibility considerations and details for making your application.


Completed application forms must be submitted to applications@wheel.ie by 5pm on Wednesday, 30 September 2020.

For further information and support, please contact Bridie Corrigan Matthews on bridie@wheel.ie.




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