Pride of Place competition 2022 now open for entries

Do you have an idea for a community based project, but need 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 the local community.

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.

Previous winners include;

  • Maynooth Educate Together who used their grant to support the creation of an “Inspiration Zone” in the school, a flexible student space with access to resources that will inspire young people to learn about topics beyond the curriculum.
  • St. Mary’s Brass and Reed Band in Maynooth who used the grant to purchase equipment for the “Junior Band” which consists of young and potential musicians between the ages of 8 and 18.
  • Celbridge Festival put their funds toward the purchase of specific lights to be used on the two main churches in Celbridge. These lights have the ability to change colour to mark specific days of celebration in the calendar.
  • Leixlip Community First Responders used Pride of Place funding to train a cohort of volunteers as well as run community open days to give adults and young people information about emergency community first response.

Further Information 
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

The deadline for competition submissions is Friday 13th May, 2022. Winners will be announced in June.