The Wheel: Training Links Programme – FAQs

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Training Links funds community and voluntary organisations to form Training Networks — groups of a minimum of ten organisations who come together to undertake training that they may not have the opportunity to do individually.

Please find details here: Training Links programme

Applications for funding are now open under the Training Links programme. Training Networks are invited to apply for grants ranging from €10,000.00 to €50,000.00.

Applications remain open until 5pm on 13 August 2021.  

Let’s answer some of your frequently asked questions about the programme…


Frequently Asked Questions  

What is Training Links?

Training Links is a funding programme that supports community and voluntary organisations to form Training Networks – groups of a minimum of ten organisations who come together to undertake training that they may not have the opportunity to do individually.


Who can apply?

Applications are welcome from community and voluntary organisations based in the Republic of Ireland. In order to apply, organisations must come together and form a Training Network with a minimum of ten members.


What is a Training Network?

A Training Network is a group of independently run and governed community and voluntary sector organisations which decide to come together as a group to undertake training that they may not be able to do individually. The term ‘community and voluntary’ in this instance includes: registered charities, social enterprises, independently run nonprofit organisations who are not charities, and incorporated entities.


What type of training is supported under Training Links?

There are a range of priority training areas covered under the Training Links programme. They are listed in full on pg. 3 of the Programme Overview. Training Links is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. The National Skills Council, an advisory group to this department, sets national priorities for skills needed across all sectors of the economy.


How will I know if my organisation is eligible?You can read a list of Eligibility Criteria on pg. 6-7 of the Programme Overview.


Where can I find the application form? Applications are open until Friday, 13 August 2021 at 5pm. The application form and application checklistare available on the website.


Visit The Wheel’s website for a full programme overview, plus, information about eligibility criteria and the selection process.

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