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Dublin Airport’s €10m Community Fund is Back Open for Applications

Community groups and clubs across Fingal have one week left to apply for Dublin Airport’s Community Fund which is once again open for applications. The application window will remain open until Friday, April 19.

The airport’s Community Fund was launched in 2017 with a total investment of €10 million to be distributed over 25 years. The Dublin Airport Community Fund makes a call for applications twice a year – normally in Spring and Autumn. There are two types of grants available: Minor Grants of less than €5,000; and Major Grants of more than €5,000. Applications are invited from 13 eligible areas from Santry, south of the airport to Rolestown in the north, and from Tyrrelstown on the west to Portmarnock on the east.

The Dublin Airport Community Fund supports local projects that make a positive contribution to communities around Dublin Airport with applications encouraged across six categories including Environment and Sustainability, Sports and Recreation, Education and Training, Health and Wellbeing, Social Inclusion and Community Development, and Culture and Heritage.

Organisations that have received funding in the past are welcome to submit applications for new projects. Awards from the Community Fund are made by an independent Grant Making Panel.

The Fund also supports up to 20 students per year from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to attend Dublin City University (DCU) via its Access Programme.

Dublin Airport’s Community Engagement Manager, Angela Flynn, said: “Dublin Airport is proud to support a large number of fantastic community activities and initiatives. In 2023, the fund gave out more than €500,000 and we’re excited to open it once again this year. We’re already seeing strong interest and the applications are flying in. Our Fund recognises the crucial role that our communities play in the success of Dublin Airport.  We are particularly interested in working with organisations to develop initiatives in areas such as the environment, sustainability, health, wellbeing and social inclusion. We look forward to another busy round of applications and to supporting more organisations and initiatives in our local community.” 

Groups applying for funding can find an easy ‘how-to-apply’ guide along with an application form on the airport’s website at https://www.dublinairport.com/corporate/corporate-social-responsibility/community-fund. Anyone with questions regarding the fund should contact: communityfund@daa.ie.

(Source: Dublin Airport)

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