At Intel, we strive to be an asset to the communities around the world where we live and work. We value our neighbouring communities here in North Kildare, the home of our main campus in Ireland, and we are excited to launch the third year of the Pride of Place competition. Please note that the application process for this program is now closed.
About the Competition
The Intel® Pride of Place competition is about the enrichment of the lives of people in our local communities of Leixlip, Celbridge, and Maynooth. We want to hear your ideas to help improve your organisation while also benefitting your local community. To do this we are asking your organisation to submit an idea for a project in the community. Share your idea and explain why it deserves to receive funding from Intel Ireland and how it will enrich the lives of people in your communities. A group of 3-5 judges (business professionals and community representatives) will be judging will then meet as a team to deliberate and decide on to winners. A maximum of 6 projects will be funded supported and €5,000 will be donated to complete the project.
What Is a Community Project?
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.
Examples of Previous Winners:
Scoil Naomh Brid, Celbridge
As part of its on-going commitment to develop reading fluency in the school, Scoil Naomh Bríd adopted an exciting new reading initiative called Accelerated Reading.
Accelerated Reader (A.R.) is an ICT based programme aimed at motivating students to read by guiding them to books suitable to their reading level. Scoil Naomh Bríd students can work at their own individual level and pace to develop the confidence they need to become independent and fluent readers. The A.R. program tracks students’ reading progress and measures the comprehension of each book read. It includes a reward system for motivating students. It also enables parents to log in to check how well their children are doing on a real-time basis.
As recipients of an ‘Intel® Pride of Place’ award, the school was able to considerably expand the library thus bringing this project to fruition ahead of schedule.
1st/10th Kildare Leixlip Confey Scout Group
The Leixlip Scouts installed a traversing wall with the Pride of Place award received from Intel.
The traversing wall is in use at all the weekly Scout Group meeting held in the Scout Den, which is four nights a week from Monday to Thursday. The wall is also used by other Scout Groups and local youth and sporting organisations to come down and practice on the wall.
“I cannot believe how successful and popular the installation of the traversing/climbing wall in our Scout Den has been. Not only to the members of our Scout Group but also local youth and sports clubs and neighbouring Scout Groups.” - the Group Leader with the Leixlip Scout Group.