The Awards are an occasion to highlight and celebrate the work of both serving and retired members of An Garda Síochána throughout their daily working lives and outside of their work in their communities. A portion of the proceeds of the event will go towards the work of the Garda Benevolent Fund who are the nominated charity of the event.
It is a feature of Irish life that many serving and retired members of An Garda Síochána play very active roles in social, sporting and charitable activities across the country. Many of them play leadership roles within these activities and a good few have made huge efforts across all parishes in Ireland to make a difference to the areas where they live.
The National Garda Awards in conjunction with the Garda Benevolent Fund were launched to celebrate these efforts and achievements by both serving and retired members of the force and bring a small amount of recognition to their volunteer work.