GLOBAL GAMES DEVELOPMENT FUND
OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – NOVEMBER 2015
Guidelines for Applicants
Applications are sought from Clubs, Regional/Divisional Boards and Governing Board for funding under the Global Games Development Fund. This call for proposals is being issued by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in conjunction with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
In recognition of the fact that tremendous growth has occurred in recent years in the GAA’s International Units it has been agreed to distribute funding to Games Development projects in these areas. The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade through its Emigrant Support Programme (ESP) is partnering with the GAA on this project in recognition of the importance of the GAA in fostering closer links between Irish communities and networks abroad with Ireland.
This Open Call is seeking applications for funding for projects of a strategic nature. The focus of this open call is on the delivery and promotion of meaningful, developmental, games opportunities.
The main objective of the Global Games Development Fund is the provision of meaningful, developmental, games opportunities, which in turn supports Irish communities and fosters a more vibrant sense of Irish identity
Applicants must also have regard for the objectives of the GAA’s Grassroots to National Programme i.e.
This call for applications will support projects put forward by the International Units - and constituent bodies thereof - which are of a developmental, games-based nature in the following areas:
Projects should include a clear strategy for enhancing the sustainability of the activity as well as clear promotional events/opportunities.
The final date for submission of applications is Friday 11th December 2015. The intention is to inform applicants of the outcome of the selection process in February 2016.
Activities must take place in 2016.
Any funding unspent during 2016 or any funding that is not used for the agreed purposes must be refunded.
Applications may be submitted from Clubs, Regional/Divisional Boards and Governing Boards in the following International Units:
Applications from Club and Regional/Divisional Boards must contain a letter of approval from the Governing Board of the respective International Unit.
Submissions from Clubs, Regional/Divisional Boards and the Governing Boards of the Provincial Council of Britain, New York Board and North American County Board will not be accepted as other GAA/DFAT funding arrangements are already in existence within these regions.
The total budget earmarked for funding is approximately €180,000. Subject to applications received, it is proposed to fund one or more projects to the sum of €12,000 in the following geographic areas:
Eligible applications/projects will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Applicants must also undertake to provide funding for a minimum of 5% of the overall project costs.
The Award Criteria outlined above will be assessed as follows
Please note that as part of the assessment the views of the relevant Board of the International Unit as well as the relevant Irish Embassy or Consulate will be sought.
Applicants will be required to submit the Application Form (see below). Only Applications Forms will be processed. No other forms of application will be accepted.
The completed Application Form is to be submitted via email to John O'Flynn email@example.com and - firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 11th December.
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