Join the GAA Green Club Programme this January
Applications for Phase 2 of the GAA Green Club Programme are now being accepted and must be submitted by midnight Sunday, January 29th at https://greenclubs.gaa.ie/
The Green Club Programme has been established to support GAA, LGFA and Camogie clubs in taking simple and effective sustainability action in their grounds and activities. The Programme is structured around the themes of Energy, Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Travel & Transport.
Phase 1 of the Green Club Programme ran from 2021 to 2022 with the participation of over 30 clubs from across Ireland. These trail-blazing Green Clubs established Green Teams, carried out club audits and engaged in exciting sustainability partnerships and projects. The experience and input of the Phase 1 Green Clubs led to the development of the GAA’s firstever Green Club Toolkit which includes numerous case studies across each of the thematic areas. (https://learning.gaa.ie/greenclub/casestudies)
Phase 2 of the Programme will run for 2023 and 2024. Any Club that wishes to be recognised as a Green Club must apply through greenclubs.gaa.ie.
Clubs will be required to follow a series of steps over the 2-year cycle in order to achieve Green Club status.
Additionally, 75 Clubs representing all Counties will be selected from those that apply to participate in a number of specific projects. These Clubs will be eligible for seed funding and extra support from our expert partners including the SEAI, Action Renewables, LAWPro, Irish Water, NI Water, the Regional Waste Management Offices, the National Biodiversity Data Centre, RSPB NI, the NTA, the RSA, Keep NI Beautiful and Sustainable NI.
Applications must be submitted by midnight Sunday January 29th by completing a short form and requires your club secretary’s contact details to be included. The Green Clubs portal will automatically close at this time and incomplete applications cannot be accepted after this
Clubs who will be offered the programme will be notified by email and required to accept the offer of participation by Friday February 10th.
An orientation day for Phase 2 Clubs has been scheduled for Saturday, 4th March in Croke Park.
The GAA Green Club Programme is funded by the Dept of the Environment, Climate and Communications.
For more information visit: www.gaa.ie/greenclub or email: firstname.lastname@example.org