Become a Gaisce
Award Partner

Gaisce Award Partners are organisations who deliver the Gaisce Programme and where young people register to complete their Gaisce Award.

Throughout their journey they are supported by Gaisce President’s Award Leaders (PALS).

“To me, Gaisce is wellbeing in a box. It gives you a set of social competencies that are invaluable. We all know that you can’t build resilience from discussing it. You need to get out of your comfort zone and develop yourself through new experiences”

School Principal, Tullamore College, Edward McEvoy

Why become a Gaisce Award Partner?

  • Gaisce is the most prestigious youth award in Ireland and is a challenge to young people from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to dream big and realise their potential.
  • Gaisce provides a structured approach to measuring and recognising a young person’s personal development. It’s not about the additional work but more the additional value Gaisce adds to a young person’s life.
  • Gaisce celebrates the individuality of each participant and ensures there are many pathways to achieving a Gaisce Award.

How to become a Gaisce Award Partner

  • In order to become a Gaisce Award Partner, you must have a trained President’s Award Leader (PAL) in your organisation.
  • PALs develop leadership skills by supporting young people through their Gaisce Journey, and are supported by our dedicated Operations and Development team.
  • PALs take on the responsibility of delivering the Gaisce programme, supporting the personal development of young people all over Ireland.

Learn more about becoming a PAL HERE.

To find out more about becoming a Gaisce Challenge Partner email

Gaisce has over 850 active Gaisce Award Partners working with young people in several areas such as schools, community and voluntary sector, disability services and garda youth diversion projects.

© 2023 Gaisce – Gradam an Uachtaráin, The President’s Award is a company limited by guarantee (CRO 251020) and with a CHY and CRA number (8482 and 20020903 respectively)