Gaisce Presidents Awards


Rise to the Gaisce Challenge!

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme for young people aged 15-25. Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people to dream big and realise their potential.
By taking part in Gaisce, you will take on exciting personal, physical and community challenges and develop new skills and friendships.

What is involved?

There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The more time and energy you give – the greater the reward!
Community Involvement – volunteer to help a charity or
community group.
Personal Skill – develop a skill you have or try something new.
Physical recreation – become more active with a sport or exercise.
Adventure Journey – discover the great outdoors on a team outdoor journey.
Residential Project (Gold level only) – a five night residential project to broaden your
horizons and challenge your outlook.

Planning for your next step after school? Go for Gold!

If you’re thinking ahead to your next step after school, a Gaisce Gold Award could be a great compliment to your plans! A Gaisce Gold Award is an amazing addition to your CV – employers see Gaisce as a sign of motivation and commitment, that you have the ability to set your own goals and work to achieve them. Gaisce is also an amazing way of meeting new people, developing new hobbies and finding your passion!

Did you know?

• If you have completed a Gaisce Silver Award, you can avail of Gaisce’s merit system – allowing you to complete a Gold Award in a minimum of 52 weeks.
• It is not necessary to have already completed Bronze or Silver to register for Gaisce Gold (minimum starting age – 17 years).

Couch to 25 Marathons!

Oliver Clare was interested in taking up
running as part of his Gaisce Gold
journey, he signed up with Drogheda
and District Athletics Club for his
physical recreation challenge. What
started as an interest in learning to jog,
became an incredible 25 marathon
challenge in aid of youth mental health
charity Reach Out Ireland.
“In the course of completing my Gaisce
challenges, I’ve gained experience, selfconfidence
and skills that I will carry with
me for the rest of my life.”
Oliver Clare, Gaisce Gold Awardee