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Applications for Funding: Global Games Development Fund 2018


Applications are now being accepted for the Global Games Development Fund 2018. 

What is the Global Games Development Fund?

The Global Games Development Fund is co-funded by the GAA and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade through the Emigrant Support Programme. The Fund provides financial support specifically for projects and initiatives that increase or improve opportunities for the Irish Diaspora and other communities abroad to play Gaelic Games. Through the provision of financial assistance, it is the aim of the Fund to support the Irish Diaspora and strengthen Irish networks and Irish identity internationally. 

Who can apply for the Global Games Development Fund?

Since 2013, through the Fund, the GAA and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade have provided financial support for developmental projects and initiatives in GAA Clubs and Units across Asia, Australasia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America. For 2018, the Fund will be expanded to support projects in the 6 Divisions of the USGAA: Heartland, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West, Northwest, Southwest and Southeast. 

What type of projects are supported through the Global Games Development Fund?

Over the past three years, more than 100 projects have received funding through the Global Games Development Fund. The projects are varied and reflect the needs of the Irish Diaspora and GAA in a particular area or region. Some projects are one-off events, others have activities lasting the course of the year. All have been truly inspirational and beneficial. Please download the International Reports for 2015 and 2016 to get a flavour of the type of projects that have been funded.

How to apply?

In November every year, the GAA issue an Open Call seeking applications for funding from Clubs and Units that intend to run a developmental project or initiative during the following calendar year. The Application Form is available to download here.

If your Club is interested in applying or requires further information please contact the Board of the relevant International Unit in the first instance. 

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