Dublin Airport Community Fund

Your ideas, Our Support

*The fund is now closed for applications, however, will reopen February 1, 2018*

The Dublin Airport Community Fund supports local projects that make a positive contribution to our neighbouring communities

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About the Dublin Airport Community Fund

For decades, Dublin Airport has been a supporter of community activities, promoting development in education, literacy, sports and the arts. Through the Fund we will be continuing this important work and also offering additional support to many more local initiatives, in recognition of the crucial role that our communities play in the success of Dublin Airport.

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We will support applications from organisations located in the following areas:

  • Cloghran
  • Forrest Little
  • Greater Baskin
  • Hollystown
  • Malahide
  • Portmarnock
  • Rolestown
  • Santry
  • St. Margarets
  • Swords
  • The Ward
  • Tyrrelstown

We are interested in working with communities on developing initiatives around, for example, environmental and sustainability, health and wellbeing and social inclusion.

Apply for Funding

The Dublin Airport Community Fund makes a call for applications twice a year – on February 1 and September 1. Once open, applications are accepted for up to six weeks. Applications made outside of these periods will not be accepted.

There are three types of grants available:

  1. Minor Grants of less than €5,000
  2. Major Grants of more than €5,000
  3. Capital Grants for the purchase or construction of assets

Applications are reviewed and assessed by an independently chaired Grant Making Panel comprising of four representatives. Major and Capital Grant applicants will be required to engage in a second stage process.

Key Documents:

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2017 Community Fund Awards

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations have been approved for a grant from the first allocation from Dublin Airport’s Community Fund:

Lorcan Celtic, Santry St. Colmcilles Gaelic Football Club Buasonas Malahide Foróige Youth Club The Ripple Effect, Santry
18th Dublin Santry Scouts Griffith Swords Thunder Basketball Kinsealy United Football Club Malahide Basketball Club
Malahide Park Run Malahide Sea Scouts St. Margaret’s National School Swords Karate Club
Portmarnock Youth Adventure Club Swords Woodland Association Applewood Foróige, Swords Innisfails GAA Club, Malahide
120 Portmarnock Scouts Newbury Enhancement, Cloghran North Dublin Pirates American Football, Malahide Mary Queen of Ireland, St. Margaret’s
Old Borough School, Swords St. Finian’s GAA Club, Swords Swords Historical Society Rivervalley Community Centre, Swords
Malahide United Football Club Fingallians Athletic Club, Swords Malahide Tidy Towns Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann, Portmarnock
Santry Community Association Portmarnock Rangers Basketball Club Rivervalley Rangers, Swords Starlights GAA Club, Cloghran
Fingal Triathlon Club Tyrrellstown GAA Club Broadmeadow Garden, Swords Holy Family National School, Swords
Swords Manor Football Club Rivervalley Park Run Trinity Gaels GAA, Portmarnock Gaelscoil an Chulinn, Tyrrellstown
St. Cronan’s Junior National School, Swords Tyrrellstown Community Centre Fingal Ravens GAA Club

Congratulations we look forward to working closely with you in 2018.

Dublin Airport’s Community Fund will open again for applications on February 1, 2018.


Dublin Airport Local Community Access Scholarship

We have partnered with Dublin City University (DCU) to provide scholarships through DCU’s Access Service, to those students that may be marginalised in our community, giving them a unique opportunity to access third level education.

The Community Fund will also support up to 10 students per year to enable them to attend DCU via its Access Programme. To find out more about the DCU Access Service, you can visit its website on


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Transitional Process

Dublin Airport has been a key supporter of many projects, activities and organisations over the past number of years. We are keen to ensure that the long term support provided to many of these initiatives is not immediately impacted by the transition from our former funding arrangements, to the newly created Dublin Airport Community Fund.

Therefore, we will be implementing appropriate transitional arrangements for a number of initiatives, which will ensure that relevant funding is provided in order to maintain these projects and activities into 2018. This process will commence immediately and will be fully complete by September 2018, at which stage all organisations will be required to apply for funding through the Dublin Airport Community Fund process.

Contact Us

If you require assistance or have any questions related to the fund, you can contact us directly: