GAA announces charity partners for 2023
The GAA has announced its list of charity partners for 2023. Following a formal application process, five charities delivering work across a broad range of causes and important social issues were selected by the Association.
In place since 2008, the GAA charity partner process has now delivered almost €1.5m to over 50 charities. The charities were unveiled at a special photo call at Croke Park.
The GAA charity partners for 2023 are:
• Women’s Aid
• Young Lives v Cancer
Each of the five charities will receive a donation from the GAA of €20,000 in addition to some opportunities to raise awareness about the important work they undertake.
Larry McCarthy, Uachtarán CLG, said: “Supporting charities is engrained in the GAA, its clubs and members. For example, during the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, when many charity fundraising opportunities were shut down, a survey responded to by 834 GAA clubs in Ireland revealed they had raised a collective €5,301,895 for charitable causes during that year. Considering there are 1,616 clubs on the island, this likely only represents a percentage of the overall amount raised.
“I am delighted that we are in a position to make donations to charity again and look forward to working with the nominated charities of 2023 and working with them in forging a successful partnership that raises awareness about their initiatives and impact.”
About the GAA’s charity partners 2023:
Women’s Aid is a national organisation working to prevent and address the impact of domestic violence and abuse including coercive control, in Ireland since 1974. We do this by advocating, influencing, training, and campaigning for effective responses to reduce the scale and impacts of domestic abuse on women and children in Ireland and providing high quality, specialised, integrated, support services. The vision of Women’s Aid is an equal Ireland, with zero tolerance of domestic abuse and all other forms of violence against women. For more details visit: www.womensaid.ie.
Young Lives vs Cancer
Young Lives vs Cancer are the charity that helps children and young people (0- 25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. We know everyone's different, so we work hard to make sure each family has what they need to get through cancer. Children and young people with cancer deserve the same opportunities as anyone else. We’ll always have their back, because we’ve been there before. For more details visit www.younglivesvscancer.org.uk.
ALONE is a national organisation that enables older people to age at home. Our work is for all older people and aims to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. We use individualised support plans, to address health, financial benefits and supports, social care, housing, transport and other arising needs using technology and through harnessing other services. We work to empower community support for older people through our Community Impact Network that provides training, IT support and resources to other organisations. For more details visit www.ALONE.ie.
Movember is the leading global charity changing the face of men’s health. It exists to stop men dying too young by tackling some of the most complex health issues facing men today – mental health, suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. With global support from its Mo Bros, Mo Sisters and Mo community, Movember funds and delivers biomedical research, cancer survivorship programs, innovative community mental health programs and digital health products that work for men. For more details visit ie.movember.com
2023 is a special year for Trócaire as it marks 50 years in operation made possible through the generosity and unwavering support of the Irish public. Working in over 20 countries worldwide, Trócaire supports communities living in extreme poverty by tackling the root causes of poverty, injustice and violence to bring about long-term lasting change. The GAA’s financial donation will directly support Trócaire’s response to the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. As an intrinsically Irish organisation, we feel a collaboration with the GAA for the occasion of Trócaire’s 50th anniversary is a wonderful fit for both organisations and are delighted to be chosen as one of the GAA’s charity partners for 2023. For more details visit www.trocaire.org