September 11, 2018 Back to all news


Dublin Airport’s Community Fund has reopened for applications until Monday October 15, 2018.

The airport’s €10 million Community Fund was launched in 2017 with an annual investment of €400,000 over 25 years. Support is focussed on areas such as: environment and sustainability, sports and recreation, social inclusion and community development, health and well-being, and culture and heritage.

The Community Fund supports projects in the neighbouring communities around Dublin Airport. 

“A total of €647,000 has been invested in 100 community groups since the Fund was launched in September 2017,” said daa’s Community Liaison Manager, Maura Cassidy. “The Grant Making Panel is hugely impressed by the variety of initiatives and great work being doing in local communities which make a real difference to clubs and groups.” she added.

Awards from the Community Fund are made by an independent Grant Making Panel, comprising Chairperson Marion Burns, HR Director DCU; General Manager of Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Guy Thompson; Managing Director of Country Crest, Michael Hoey; daa Chief People Officer, Brian Drain and Dublin Airport Head of Marketing Louise Bannon.

Projects supported in the last round of funding included the installation of a defibrillator at St. Margaret’s NS by the school’s Parents Association, an Outdoor Classroom at An Naíonra pre-school in Tyrellstown, a Playing Surface Upgrade for Portmarnock Indoor Bowling Club and funding for a Polytunnel at Santry Community Garden.

Organisations can apply for grants under two different headings, minor grants of €5,000 or less to suit smaller initiatives and major grants of €5,000 or over for projects that have medium or long-term benefits.

A clear step-by-step application guide for the Dublin Airport Community Fund and application forms can be found HERE or via

Applications close at 17.00 on Monday October 15, 2018.