Applications for Global Games Development Fund 2017 now open

Since 2013 through the Global Games Development 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.

The Global Games Development Fund is co-funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade’s 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.

Over the past three years, more than 80 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 a year. All have been truly inspirational and beneficial.

Check out the video above for a flavour of one of the projects undertaken in Melbourne, Australia.

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 as well as a powerpoint presentation providing more information on the application process is available to download here.

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