The GRADAIM recognition scheme is open to commercial businesses, sole traders, retailers and wholesalers.

Community organisations with the main aim of promoting the Irish language are eligible to enter the annual Glór na nGael competition, however groups registered as a company are eligible to apply to the GRADAIM scheme.

GRADAIM is a voluntary scheme and therefore state bodies with legislative responsibilities to the Irish language are not eligible.

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AWARD Process
Once you have registered your business with GRADAIM, one of the scheme's development officers will contact you to arrange a meeting with you to discuss the scheme and your business.

They will be available to guide you throughout the year and help you prepare for the assessment.

Glór na nGael staff will provide each business with a comprehensive scoreboard to prepare for the assessment.  This document will provide a detailed breakdown of how marks will be awarded and will provide guidance to the business on how best to submit information to the assessment team.

The assessment will take place in September. A member of Glór na nGael staff will visit your business and carry out the assessment based on the scoreboard on site. You will be given the date and time of the assessment in advance.

There will then be an awards event in November, where you will be presented with a plaque if you have passed the assessment.