September 20, 2019 Back to all news
An athlete competing in the high jump in the Dublin Community Games


Dublin Airport’s Community Fund is currently open and accepting applications from local groups that make a positive contribution to our neighbouring communities.

Applications are invited from the 13 eligible areas located from Santry south of the airport, Rolestown in the north, Tyrrelstown on the west to Portmarnock on the east.

The €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.

“We are delighted with the number of applications received to date and look forward to receiving many more before the fund closes on October 14,” said Dublin Airport Community Liaison Manager Maura Cassidy.

“Organisations who have received funding in the past are welcome to submit applications for new projects. The team is available to answer any queries applicants may have on,” 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.

The Fund also supports up to 10 students per year from economic disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to attend Dublin City University (DCU) via its Access Programme.

Groups applying for funding can find an easy how-to-apply guide along with an application form on the airport’s website HERE.

Dublin Airport plays a vital role in the local and national economies, supporting 117,300 jobs and making an €8.3 billion contribution to the Irish economy.

Image: Dublin Airport’s Community Fund has funded Dublin Community Games, offering young athletes across Fingal an opportunity to compete in friendly rivalry, in a fun and healthy way.