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Community Fund

Dublin Airport Community Fund

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The Community Fund is closed for applications. It will reopen for a six week period from September 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

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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.

 

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.

We have had a Staff Charity Programme since 2007. Under this programme staff vote on their charity of choice in December each year and the three charities that receive the highest votes are selected as our staff charity partners for the following year. As all our charity giving is focused on our staff charity partners registered charities are not eligible to apply for funding through our Community Fund

Apply for Funding

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The Dublin Airport Community Fund makes a call for applications twice a year – on January 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:

Successful Major Grant applicants are required to sign and return this Grant Agreement upon receipt of approval. (Please note: you should not sign this agreement until a letter of approval has been received and you are requested to sign the Grant Agreement)

 

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 NS18th 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 GFCThornleigh Educate Together NS  Swords Celtic FC
 Malahide Tidy Towns Santry Community Garden Holywell Community CentreCentre Parents & Teachers Association-Holywell Educate Together National School
 Tyrrelstown Cricket Club Northern Star TwirlersTyrrelstown 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 reopen for a six week period from September 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 ClubAer Lingus Ladies Basketball Club LIR Swim Club  Holywell Junior ParkRun
 
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Portmarnock Indoor Bowling ClubWoodlawn Residents’ Association Coláiste Choilm CBS
 
Portmarnock Community School
Swords Basketball Underage Section Swords RFCMalahide Portmarnock Educate Together Secondary School
 Scoil an DuinnínighParents’ Association - St. Margaret's National SchoolAulden Grange Residents’ AssociationSantry 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 2019.

2018 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 ClubSt. Colmcilles Gaelic Football 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 TownsComhaltas 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, Tyrrellstow
 St. Cronan’s Junior National School, Swords Tyrrellstown Community Centre  Fingal Ravens GAA Club 


Congratulations we look forward to working closely with you in 2019.

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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