At Intel, we strive to be an asset to our local communities and value our neighbouring towns here in North Kildare, the home of our main campus in Ireland. For a number of years we have supported our local towns through the Intel® Pride of Place competition and we are excited to announce the launch of the sixth year of this community initiative.
The Intel® Pride of Place competition is about supporting projects that enrich the lives of people in our local communities of Leixlip, Celbridge, and Maynooth. The competition invites people to share their project ideas to help improve local organisations while also benefitting the local community more broadly. To enter the competition, simply share your idea and explain why it deserves to receive funding from Intel Ireland and how this idea will enrich the lives of people in your community.
A panel of 3-5 judges, made up of business professionals and community representatives, will assess each submission before meeting as a team to deliberate and decide on the winning projects. A number of ideas will be funded, with up to €5,000 being be donated to each of the successful organisations to complete their project.
The application window for the Pride of Place Competition 2020 opens on April 6th. Check back here on or after that date to submit an application. Applications will be accepted until May 8th 2020.
A community project is any idea from an individual or collaborative enterprise that would benefit your local community. Your idea could be anything from encouraging biodiversity in your town or school, to restoring a community area, or supporting an existing club who’d like to expand their services. The most important aspect of the project is that directly improves your community.
Maynooth Tidy Towns won the POP award for their smart bins project with real-time information. This means the Waste Collection companies are notified when the bins are full. Run by Solar Powered Batteries, the bins are only emptied when they’re full. This cuts down on collection runs.
This Committee won a POP award for their “Celbridge Naturally” Project. The project highlights and creates an appreciation of the biodiversity in Celbridge through two biodiversity boards in the area. One is a wildlife information board while the other is river specific.