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Intel Launch Pride of Place for 2018

Do you have an idea for a community based project, but lack the funding to get started?


Intel Ireland are excited to launch our latest Pride of Place competition to support projects in our neighbouring communities in North Kildare, where our main Irish campus is located.

We are offering to support and fund a number of community based projects up to the value of €5,000 each and we want to hear ideas that can help improve your organisation, while also benefitting your local community.

Scoil Mhuire and Scoil Bhride made a joint application to INTEL’s Pride of Place Competition for funding to transform a waste area at the back of our schools into a ‘Shared Garden’

Your idea could be anything from setting up a youth café that benefits the community, to restoring an old building in your town and converting it to a new meeting space for community groups. Perhaps you could add a new feature to your town to drive tourism in the area or pass on a skill from one generation to another? It could be an idea making use of technology to make your community more “smart,” developing apps to show traffic flow, for example. If your idea could benefit the community, we want to know about it.

Leixlip scouts used the prize money to build a traversing wall the scouts get immense satisfaction at completing the traversing wall themselves and earning the ‘Scout Merit Badges’ to prove it!

Previous winners include; Leixlip scouts, who used their Pride of Place funding to build a traversing wall. Scoil Mhuire and Scoil Bhride who transformed waste land between the schools to a fabulous shared garden with their prize money. San Carlo Junior School who added a sensory garden to their playground with their pride of place funding and Scoil Naomh Brid who considerably expanded their library.

About the competition
The Pride of Place competition is about enriching the lives of people in our neighbouring communities of Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth; by supporting projects that improve local organisations while also benefitting the wider community. Organisations from the eligible areas are invited to submit an idea for a community project.

The organisation will be asked to share their idea, explain how it will enrich the lives of people in the community and why it deserves funding. Applications will be judged by a panel of judges comprised of business professionals and community representatives. The competition is open to any non-profit/non-government organisation or school in the Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth area that can help improve their community and implement the project within a 12 month period. To find out more and to complete an online application form please visit

Deadline for competition submissions is April 13. Winners will be announced at a special event which will take place May 23.

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