Pride of Place 2024 Now Open for Entries

Intel®Pride of Place Competition Now Open for Submissions


  • March 21, 2024

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Make a difference in your community

Intel® is thrilled to once again host the Pride of Place Competition for initiatives throughout Leixlip, Maynooth and Celbridge. The application window opens on Thursday, March 21st, 2024.

We're on the lookout for projects that breathe new life into local communities, projects that spark joy, foster connection, and leave a lasting impact. The competition invites individuals and collaborative enterprises to share their project ideas to help improve local organisations and benefit the broader community. To enter, simply submit your idea and explain why it deserves funding from Intel Ireland, highlighting how it will enrich the lives of people in your community.

A panel of 3-5 judges, consisting of business professionals and community representatives, will look for projects that have that special spark, and can bring about tangible benefits to our local communities. Multiple ideas will be funded, with up to €5,000 being allocated to each successful project, helping to turn ideas into reality.

Previous winners include;

Confey GAA in Leixlip who are using the grant to build a ball wall on the club grounds. The ball wall will offer additional training facilities for teams. It will also offer an opportunity for players to train on their own or in small groups, outside regular training times.

Cedar Park Residents Association are using the award to help create a community space for residents. The space will be an extensive green area in the estate that will help to attract bees, butterflies, birds and will contribute to providing a habitat for biodiversity.  

Leixlip Tidy Towns are using the grant to implement a recommendation of the Leixlip Biodiversity Action Plan. The banks at the Mass Steps need manual weed clearance and planting with a mix of shrubs and herbaceous perennials that will give good ground cover.

 Tracey Nolan, Community Relations and Strategic Operations Program Manager for Intel Ireland, emphasised that community projects can encompass a wide range of initiatives, from promoting biodiversity to revitalizing public spaces or expanding existing services offered by local clubs. The key focus is that the project directly makes our communities stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient.

More context: Intel reveals winners of the 2023 Pride of Place awards | Intel reveals winners of the 2022 Pride of Place awards

Don't miss this opportunity to make a positive impact in your community by submitting your project idea to the Intel® Pride of Place competition. The application window closes on April 19th. For more information, visit