Official GAA Charity Partnerships

Croke Park Staff Cycle - Donation to GAA Official Charities
Croke Park Staff Cycle - Donation to GAA Official Charities

As the country’s leading 32-county sporting/community organisation, each year the GAA receives a large volume of requests to work in partnership with charities and other worthy causes.

To maximise our potential as a supporting partner, the Association now selects each year, five official charities. Each chosen charity receives a €20,000 donation. This is part of an on-going GAA initiative stretching back to 2008 that has seen the GAA select a number of specific charitable organisations and foundations each year in a bid to assist them in raising awareness about their work and also champion them in their fund-raising efforts throughout the coming year. In recent years, the work of the official GAA charities has also been highlighted on national match days such as the GAA’s annual health-themed Senior All Ireland semi-final in Croke Park.

Any good partnership depends on shared understanding, values, and goals. The official GAA charity application form is designed to assist us in better understanding why a charity is seeking to partner with the Association and what values and goals we share. It also seeks to ascertain basic information about how a partnership might benefit the charity’s target audience and the GAA membership, while also offering an opportunity to highlight how you see the Association supporting your activities, and vice versa.

Please note only registered charities will be considered. If you are interested in being considered as an official GAA charity for 2023 please click the link here to access the online GAA Charities 2023 Application Form

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide the GAA with a copy of their audited accounts from the previous year. Successful charities are announced in the weeks following GAA Annual Congress, which usually is held over the last weekend of February.

Deadline for completed applications is close of business on 31st January 2023