Access Europe

Access Europe is an EU funding support service for the Irish civil sector. The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises, is the national contact point. They will play a key role in publicising EU funding opportunities and improving the capacity of civil society to apply for these opportunities.

Access Europe aims to assist organisations like NGOs, community-based organisations, trade unions, professional associations, social movements and networks, media, academia, as well as city and county councils, to better access EU funding.

The Access Europe programme is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Membership of the programme is free and provides access to

  • updates on EU funding calls and opportunities
  • free training and information events
  • one-to-one support for applications
  • networking with potential partners

Find out more about the programme and sign up for free at