Applications are now open for the 2024 Global Games Development Fund
What is the Global Games Development Fund?
The Global Games Development Fund is co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Emigrant Support Programme and the GAA. 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 Global Games Development Fund, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the GAA 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. In 2018, the Fund was expanded to support projects in 6 Divisions of the USGAA: Heartland, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-West, Northwest, Southwest & Southeast.
What type of projects are supported through the Global Games Development Fund?
Over the past eight years, almost 600 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 and tournaments, others have activities lasting the course of a year. All have been truly inspirational and beneficial.
How to apply?
This 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 2024 calendar year.
If your Club is interested in applying or requires any further information, please contact the International Board of the relevant International Unit in the first instance. Application deadline in Wednesday 22nd November 2023.