A message from The Wheel
“Budget 2023 provides an opportunity to build a future shaped by community; one in which charities, community groups, and social enterprises can efficiently and effectively work with those they serve. #FutureIsCommunity
We made our Pre-Budget Submission to Government earlier this year. You can read it in full here.
Our recommendations for Budget 2023 focus on enabling organisations to continue to provide stable, much-needed services in the uncertain economic period ahead. These recommendations include calls on government to:
Additional measures we are seeking in Budget 2023 include:
The complete list of recommendations, along with more details and costings, can be found in the full submission linked above.
Take Action Today
We know what can be achieved when our members and the sector speak as a community, so we are asking you to support the campaign by joining us in three actions:
Please contact your local TDs and reiterate how important it is that the sector is resourced in Budget 2023 so that the sector can continue to support, advocate and deliver services. You can do so by using the simple email form here. It will only take a few minutes and can have a big impact.
Please use the hashtag #FutureIsCommunity over the coming weeks to show your support for the campaign.
Your post can be as simple as, “We support the call for a budget that resources Ireland’s charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises. #FutureIsCommunity @The_Wheel_IRL.” Here is an image that you can include, too.
The event will include a presentation of The Wheel’s priorities for Budget 2023 and a short panel discussion with member organisations on the most pressing issues they face (such as addressing the pay and recruitment and retention crisis in the sector) in the run-up to the Budget.
This will be followed by a photocall outside the gates of Dáil Éireann (attendance optional). We invite all members of the sector to join us in calling for a Budget that supports the work of the community and voluntary sector.
If we can be of any support with your organisation’s own Budget 2023 campaign, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.