In 2013, the GAA and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (through the Emigrant Support Programme) began a joint initiative, providing 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 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.
To date, over 60 projects worldwide have received funding, with 14 European projects benefiting from the Fund in 2015 alone.
Application details and additional information:
For details on how to apply for the Fund in 2016 and for access to a discussion forum on the Fund and application process, please search for the “Global Games Development 2016” group on Yammer (log in to Yammer using your gaa.ie email account details) or see http://www.gaa.ie/international/global-games-development-fund-2016.
GGE Development Officer & Global Games Development Fund Advisor