YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages you to find your passion, get active and make a difference in your community! Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy you give, the greater the reward! By taking part in Gaisce, you will take on exciting personal, physical and community challenges and develop new skills and new friendships. Here you’ll find everything you need to to get started, find inspiration from past participants and their adventures and keep up to date with Gaisce news!

 So dive right in and see where Gaisce can take you!

gaisce-parachute

Award Levels

There are three levels to the Award programme, starting with Bronze and progressing to Silver or Gold, with the time and investment required increasing as the participant moves from Bronze towards the Gold Award.

While you are able to begin straight away with the Gold Award (depending on your age), most participants begin with the Bronze Award and work up from there to the higher levels.

Level Minimum Starting Age Regular Length of Award Length if Previous Level Achieved
Bronze 15 26 weeks
Silver 16 52 weeks 26 weeks
Gold 17 78 weeks 52 weeks

An application fee of €15 applies for the Bronze Award, €20 for Silver, and €25 for Gold.

    • A message from the president
    • Twitter
    • Facebook

      Gaisce - The President's Award

      Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in personal, physical and community challenges. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to dream big and realise their potential. Gaisce is non-competitive, participants are encouraged to choose their own activities and goals with the support of a trained, adult President’s Award Leader (or PAL). The Gaisce programme is delivered by over 1,500 PALs working and volunteering in a variety of organisations across Ireland. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy participants give, the greater their reward.
      Gaisce - The President's Award
      Gaisce - The President's AwardSunday, October 15th, 2017 at 4:00am
      Only 1 more day left to enter this brilliant competition!

      *Exciting Competition for Gaisce PALs*

      We are thrilled to announce that we have a free place to win at our upcoming Adventure Journey Supervisor Course on Saturday 11th Nov 2017🙌
      All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is ‘like’ our Facebook page and share this status!
      Competition closes at 4pm on Monday 16th October.
      Find out more about our Adventure Journey Supervisors Course here: http://www.gaisce.ie/4089-2/
      Best of luck 🎉
      Terms & Conditions:
      • Entrants must be Gaisce PALs
      • Anyone who has already signed up for a course will be automatically entered in this competition
    • #Gaisce Pic Of The WeekThe access_token provided does not match an approved application.
  • Participant Stories

    Send Us Your Snaps!

    Send us your photos and we will feature them on our site and on our social media channels.

    Photo Submission Guidelines

    #GAISCE

    Main Menu

    By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

    The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

    Close