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Dublin Airport Community Fund

Your ideas, Our Support

The Community Fund will reopen for applications for a six week period on January 1, 2019.

The Dublin Airport Community Fund supports local projects that make a positive contribution to our neighbouring communities.

 

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About the Dublin Airport Community Fund

For decades, Dublin Airport has been a supporter of community activities, promoting development in education, literacy, sports and the arts. Through the Fund we will be continuing this important work and also offering additional support to many more local initiatives, in recognition of the crucial role that our communities play in the success of Dublin Airport.

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We will support applications from organisations located in the following areas:

  • Ballymun
  • Cloghran
  • Forrest Little
  • Greater Baskin
  • Hollystown
  • Malahide
  • Portmarnock
  • Rolestown
  • Santry
  • St. Margarets
  • Swords
  • The Ward
  • Tyrrelstown

We are interested in working with communities on developing initiatives around, for example, environmental and sustainability, health and wellbeing and social inclusion.

Apply for Funding

The Dublin Airport Community Fund makes a call for applications twice a year – on February 1 and September 1. Once open, applications are accepted for up to six weeks. Applications made outside of these periods will not be accepted.

There are two types of grants available:

  1. Minor Grants of less than €5,000
  2. Major Grants of more than €5,000

Applications are reviewed and assessed by an independently chaired Grant Making Panel comprising of four representatives. Major Grant applicants will be required to engage in a second stage process.

Key Documents:

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2018 Third Round Community Fund Awards

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations have been approved for a grant from the 2018 third allocation from Dublin Airport’s Community Fund:

Approved Organisations

Gaelscoil an Chuilinn The Lambay Singers Trinity Gaels GAA Club Rivermeade FC
Malahide Yacht Club Newbury Enhancement Group St. Nicholas of Myra NS Swords Thunder Women's Basketball
Holly and Kavangh Dance Academy St. Helen's Snr NS 18th Dublin (Santry) Scout Group Naíonra Cholmcille
Holywell Badminton Club Swords Fingal Liam Rodgers Centre Swords Manor Football Club Swords Men's Shed
Cloghran Historical Society Ballymun Kickhams GFC Thornleigh Educate Together NS Swords Celtic FC
Malahide Tidy Towns Santry Community Garden Holywell Community Centre Parents & Teachers Association-Holywell Educate Together National School 
Tyrrelstown Cricket Club Northern Star Twirlers Tyrrelstown GAA Club Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together National School
Fingal Community College Starlights GFC Swords Tidy Towns Innisfails GAA Club

Congratulations we look forward to working closely with you in 2019. Dublin Airport’s Community Fund will open again for applications on January 1, 2019.

2018 Second Round Community Fund Awards

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations have been approved for a grant from the 2018 second round of applications from Dublin Airport’s Community Fund:

Approved Organisations

Swords Men’s Shed Mary Queen of Ireland NS Newbury Enhancement Group Swords Tidy Towns
St. Margaret's NS Malahide Sea Scouts C.L.G Cairde St Luke’s National School
Malahide Yacht Club 120th Portmarnock Scout Group St. Margaret's Game Association Cloghran Historical Society
Holywell Badminton Club Aer Lingus Ladies Basketball Club LIR Swim Club Holywell Junior ParkRun
CCÉ Port Mearnóg Portmarnock Indoor Bowling Club Woodlawn Residents’ Association Coláiste Choilm CBS
Portmarnock Community School Swords Basketball Underage Section Swords RFC Malahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School
Scoil an Duinnínigh Parents’ Association - St. Margaret's National School Aulden Grange Residents’ Association Santry Community Garden
Malahide Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club St. Colmcille’s Scout Group Griffith College Swords Thunder St. Andrew's NS

Congratulations we look forward to working closely with you in 2018.

2017 Community Fund Awards

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations have been approved for a grant from the first allocation from Dublin Airport’s Community Fund:

Lorcan Celtic, Santry St. Colmcilles Gaelic Football Club Buasonas Malahide Foróige Youth Club The Ripple Effect, Santry
18th Dublin Santry Scouts Griffith Swords Thunder Basketball Kinsealy United Football Club Malahide Basketball Club
Malahide Park Run Malahide Sea Scouts St. Margaret’s National School Swords Karate Club
Portmarnock Youth Adventure Club Swords Woodland Association Applewood Foróige, Swords Innisfails GAA Club, Malahide
120 Portmarnock Scouts Newbury Enhancement, Cloghran North Dublin Pirates American Football, Malahide Mary Queen of Ireland, St. Margaret’s
Old Borough School, Swords St. Finian’s GAA Club, Swords Swords Historical Society Rivervalley Community Centre, Swords
Malahide United Football Club Fingallians Athletic Club, Swords Malahide Tidy Towns Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann, Portmarnock
Santry Community Association Portmarnock Rangers Basketball Club Rivervalley Rangers, Swords Starlights GAA Club, Cloghran
Fingal Triathlon Club Tyrrellstown GAA Club Broadmeadow Garden, Swords Holy Family National School, Swords
Swords Manor Football Club Rivervalley Park Run Trinity Gaels GAA, Portmarnock Gaelscoil an Chulinn, Tyrrellstown
St. Cronan’s Junior National School, Swords Tyrrellstown Community Centre Fingal Ravens GAA Club

Congratulations we look forward to working closely with you in 2018.

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Dublin Airport Local Community Access Scholarship

We have partnered with Dublin City University (DCU) to provide scholarships through DCU’s Access Service, to those students that may be marginalised in our community, giving them a unique opportunity to access third level education.

The Community Fund will also support up to 10 students per year to enable them to attend DCU via its Access Programme. To find out more about the DCU Access Service, you can visit its website on www.dcu.ie/access.

 

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Transitional Process

Dublin Airport has been a key supporter of many projects, activities and organisations over the past number of years. We are keen to ensure that the long term support provided to many of these initiatives is not immediately impacted by the transition from our former funding arrangements, to the newly created Dublin Airport Community Fund.

Therefore, we will be implementing appropriate transitional arrangements for a number of initiatives, which will ensure that relevant funding is provided in order to maintain these projects and activities into 2018.

The following organisations received funding under the transitional process in November, 2017.

  1. Naomh Mearnog GAA Club, Portmarnock
  2. St. Margaret’s GAA Club
  3. St. Sylvester’s GAA Club
  4. Malahide Young Musician of the Year
  5. Dublin Community Games Athletics Finals
  6. Promise Drama Group
  7. Ballyboughal GFC
  8. CCE Port Mearnóg
  9. St. Margaret’s Parish
  10. Swords Young Musician
  11. Kilcoskan National School
  12. Forrest Little Golf Club
  13. Southern Cross Day, Portmarnock
  14. Parish of St. Colmcille, Swords
  15. Santry Commuity Resource Centre

The following organisations received funding under the transitional process in April, 2018.

  1. Naomh Mearnog GAA Club, Portmarnock
  2. St. Margaret’s GAA Club
  3. St. Sylvester’s GAA Club
  4. Malahide Young Musician of the Year
  5. Dublin Community Games Athletic Finals
  6. Southern Cross Day, Portmarnock
  7. Swords Young Musician of the Year
  8. Portmarnock Community School/Action Ireland Trust

Contact Us

If you require assistance or have any questions related to the fund, you can contact us directly: communityfund@daa.ie