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OPEN CALL - Global Games Development Projects 2015

posted 24 Sep 2014, 15:34 by Canada GAA   [ updated 18 Dec 2014, 16:29 ]
Further to a successful Open Call for Global Games Development Projects in 2014, it has been decided to continue to allocate joint GAA/DFA Emigrant Support Programme funding to Global Games Development Projects in 2015. 

It is anticipated that approximately €130,00​0 will be distributed to projects in the following International units in 2014:  
  • Asia
  • Australasia
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Argentina
  • South Africa
In this regard the Games Development Department in Croke Park is issuing an Open Call for project applications from the aforementioned International Units in relation to Games Development projects that deliver and promote meaningful, developmental, games opportunities. 

The Open Call ( see attached file) will seek applications relating to the following action:
The provision of meaningful, developmental, games opportunities in furtherance of the aims and objectives of the Emigrant Support Programme i.e. 
  • Supporting the development of the Irish abroad voluntary sector and encouraging best practice and capacity building;
  • Promoting the sharing of information and resources for the better delivery of services to the emigrant Irish;
  • Supporting Irish community based capital, heritage, sporting, cultural and community networking projects which foster a more vibrant sense of community and of Irish identity;
  • Supporting projects and initiatives which encourage closer links between Irish communities and networks abroad and Ireland, to the benefit of both.
Applicants must also have regard for the objectives of the GAA’s Grassroots to National Programme i.e.
  • Maximising participation levels;
  • Optimising performance standards;
  • Enhancing organisational structures and inputs around training and personal development;
This call for proposals will support projects put forward by the International Units - and constituent units thereof - which are of a developmental, games-based nature in the following areas:

  • The organisation, delivery and promotion of Developmental Hurling Leagues (Child/Youth/Adult);
  • The organisation, delivery and promotion of Developmental Football Leagues (Child/Youth/Adult);
  • The organisation, delivery and promotion of Recreational GAA Games.

Projects should include a clear strategy for enhancing the sustainability of the activity as well as clear promotional events/opportunities. Applicants must also undertake to provide funding for a minimum of 5% of the overall project costs. All activities must take place in the calendar year 2015. 
If a Club or Divisional Board is making an Application they must receive a letter of Endorsement from Canadian County Board.  

Submissions of Project Applications to the Canadian County Board are due by the end of the business day on Friday, November 14, 2014 to   Sean O'Floinn   Rúnaí - Canadian County Board

The completed Application Form with the County Board's Endorsement letter is to be submitted via email by the Applicant on or by Friday 28th November, 2014.

Sean O'Floinn
Secretary of the Canadian County Board
Canada GAA,
18 Dec 2014, 16:29
Canada GAA,
24 Sep 2014, 15:34