Funding available for community organisations as part of Intel’s latest Pride of Place competition

Did you always think about starting a community project but lacked the funding to do so?

At Intel we strive to be an asset to the communities around the world where we live and work. We value our neighboring communities here in North Kildare, the home of our main campus in Ireland, and we are excited to launch our latest Pride of Place competition to support projects in these communities.Pride of Place Logo

As part of the Pride of Place competition 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 your ideas that can help improve your organisation while also benefitting your local community.

Your idea could be anything from setting up a youth café that benefits other community members during the day to restoring an old building in your town and turning it into a new meeting space for community groups. How about adding a new feature to your town that would drive tourism in the area or passing on a skill from one generation to another? It could also be an idea of how to use technology to make your community more “smart” such as developing apps to show traffic flow, parking spaces indicator or when to water plants.

 

About the competition

The Pride of Place competition is about enriching the lives of people in our local communities of Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth by supporting projects that can help improve local organisations while also benefitting the wider community. As part of the competition, organisations from the eligible areas are invited to submit an idea for a community project. The organisation will be asked to share details of their idea, explain why it deserves to receive funding and how it will enrich the lives of people in the community. All applications received will then we judged by a panel of 3-5 judges who will be business professionals and community representatives. A maximum of 6 projects will be selected for funding and will receive €5,000 from Intel to complete their project.

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 download an application form please visit www.intel.ie/pop
The deadline for competition submissions is Friday May 6th.

 

Announcing the winners

The winning projects will be announced at a special ceremony on Thursday May 26th at 7.00pm at the Intel Leixlip campus. You are invited to join us for the ceremony where the winning projects will be announced and there will be opportunities to win other prizes on the night as well as a chance to meet with Intel representatives and learn more about Intel’s community and environmental strategies. You can register to attend this event by visiting www.intel.ie/pop.

 

Further Information

 

About Intel

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