Edwards Lifesciences - Grants for Clare & Limerick Clubs
GAA Calls for Clubs in Limerick and Clare to Submit Expression of Interest for Financial Grant and Volunteer Time
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation to Donate €45,000 and 100 hours of volunteer hours to the GAA
As Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, extends its presence in the Mid-West of Ireland, the company has pledged a donation of €45,000 and an estimated 100 hours of volunteer hours to the GAA in the Limerick and Clare regions to be shared among four clubs. Link to application form HERE.
The donation, of just over €10,000 per club, will go to four GAA clubs and will fund club renovation or ground upgrades as well as a family fun day. Croi, the heart and stroke charity, will also collaborate with the successful clubs to provide free heart health checks for their communities. This will be supplemented with Edwards Lifesciences employees spending time at each club to carry out works. All GAA clubs in Clare and Limerick are invited to submit an expression of interest to the GAA, to be considered by the adjudication panel, consisting of representatives from Edward Lifesciences Foundation, the GAA Community & Health department in Croke Park and an independent contributor.
The adjudication panel is particularly looking to support clubs across three key areas: serves areas of high socio-demographic and economic need; active in their community beyond the promotion and delivery of Gaelic Games; and can best demonstrate how their club and members will benefit from such an opportunity.
Commenting on the announcement, GAA Community & Health Manager, Colin Regan, said, “This is a great opportunity for four clubs in the Limerick and Clare region to benefit from investment into renovations and to hold a family fun day. We are grateful to Edwards Lifesciences for both the financial donation and for the volunteering hours which will make a real and meaningful difference to our awarded clubs and the communities they serve. We look forward to receiving expressions of interest ahead of the deadline of 19th July.”
Nathan Tenzer, Plant Manager, Edwards Lifesciences said, “Since we set up our operation in Clare, and more recently broke ground on our purpose-built facility in Limerick, one of our priorities was to ensure that we support the local communities in which we work and live every day. Our commitment to charitable giving, and participation in philanthropic causes, is one of the defining elements of Edwards Lifesciences’ culture. We feel fortunate to now be able to make this a reality in Ireland as we increase our footprints in these local areas. Our team looks forward to making a lasting contribution to the local communities through the GAA.”
GAA Clubs in Limerick and Clare can submit an expression of interest here: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES GRANT APPLICATION 2019
The deadline for making a submission is close of business on 19th July. The successful clubs will be notified by August 2nd.