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posted 19 Oct 2013, 13:49 by Unknown user
Further to a successful Open Call for Global Games Development Projects in 2013, it has been decided to continue to allocate joint GAA/DFA Emigrant Support Programme funding to Global Games Development Projects in 2014. 

It is anticipated that approximately €90,000 will be distributed to projects in the following International units in 2014:  

Middle East
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 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:

a) The organisation, delivery and promotion of Developmental Hurling Leagues (Child/Youth/Adult);
b) The organisation, delivery and promotion of Developmental Football Leagues (Child/Youth/Adult);
c) 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.

If a Club or Divisional Board is making an Application they must receive a letter of Endorsement from the Executive of the International Unit to whom they are affiliated.  Submissions of Project Applications to the Canadian County Board are due by November 15, 2013 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 to 

Caoimhe Ní Néill 

Games Development Operations Coordinator/Comhordaitheoir Feidhmiúcháin Fhorbairt Cluichí

Games Development & Research Department/Roinn Forbairt na gCluichí & Taighde  by Friday, November 29, 2013. 

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19 Oct 2013, 13:49