Gaisce – The President’s Award is a charitable organisation which relies on funding from different areas and sponsors. This funding plays a vital role in the ability of Gaisce to deliver its programme to young people all across Ireland. Gaisce’s main aim is to make its programme accessible to as many young people as possible throughout Ireland. With the help of our sponsors we are able to bring this vision to life. Together with their vital funding and continued support Gaisce can provide a programme that is open to all communities and sections of society and allows young people to realise their potential and empower their future. We believe the Gaisce programme has the ability to change young people’s lives and allows them to realise their full potential. The programme also has huge benefits to wider society as all participants will be involved with community work or volunteering at some point. If you believe in young people and want to support an organisation that does the same why not contact us at

Charity Information:

Registered Charity: CHY 8482

Other ways to support Gaisce:

You can now support Gaisce by creating a Fundraiser on our Face Book page. So if you are a previous Gaisce participant or someone who simply believes in empowering young people why not support Gaisce through your social media activities. All monies raised will go directly to Gaisce. Follow the steps below to create your page:

  • Go to
  • Choose ‘Fundraisers’ tab on the bottom left-hand side to begin creating your page.
  • Fill in your reasons for supporting Gaisce.
  • Choose a target you wish to raise.
  • Lastly, share your fundraising page with all your friends.

You can also donate to Gaisce through our Donate Button on our Face Book banner. Gaisce would like to thank you for all your support as without you we would not be able to deliver our programme and give young people the opportunity to realise their full potential. Thank You.

Current Sponsors

Gaisce is delighted to acknowledge its hugely valued supporters for their backing of Gaisce’s activities, helping the Award programme to reach as many young people as possible.

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Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Gaisce is indebted to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and its dedicated staff for their long-standing and ongoing support of our endeavours to enhance the personal development of young people to facilitate their transition from young people to young adults.



As Europe’s largest sofa specialist, DFS is now a proud supporter of Gaisce – The President’s Award. As part of our aim to build a brighter future, DFS is a Gold Partner, working closely with us to pass on the benefits of the Award to even more young people.


MMI Group

MMI sponsor Gaisce —The President’s Award medals which we present to thousands of young people each year. Gaisce —The President’s Award have been doing business with MMI group for over 20 years. We would like to extend our gratitude to MMI for providing such beautiful awards every year.


Central Bank of Ireland

The Central Bank is the single integrated structure for both central banking and regulatory activities. As a long-standing sponsor of Gaisce, the Bank assists the personal development of young people in the local community.

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Irish Life

Established in 1939, Irish Life is Ireland’s leading life and pensions company. Irish Life is now part of the Great-West Lifeco group of companies, one of the world’s leading life assurance organisations.


The Ireland Funds

The mission of The Ireland Funds is to be the largest network of friends of Ireland dedicated to supporting programmes of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland. Gaisce is particularly honoured to have them on board as a valued supporter.

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Norma Smurfit

Norma is a long standing supporter of the activities of Gaisce, is a former member of the Gaisce Council, and is a greatly valued partner.


Royal Sun Alliance

With a 300-year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational insurance groups.

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Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd

As a provider of financial services to many professions, particularly to teachers who form a substantial number of Gaisce’s volunteer President’s Award Leader network, Gaisce greatly values the fact that Cornmarket Group is a staunch supporter of the Award programme.


GFD Communications

GFD Communications are Gaisce’s Conference Technology Partners.



Basecamp is a 100% Irish owned and independent outdoor & adventure store for all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts.


Follow the Camino

Follow the Camino was the first ever Tour Operator to lead tours on the Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James.  Follow the Camino are proud to be official Gaisce sponsors – contact us for exclusive deals for Gaisce PALs and participants.


Thorntons Recycling

Thorntons Recycling is a value for money, Irish owned business in operation since 1979.  Thorntons Recycling is a proud sponsor of Gaisce – The President’s Award in the Dublin 10 area, in line with our strategic priorities of supporting local initiatives.