We are delighted to share today the winners of the 2020 Intel Pride of Place competition.


The 2020 Pride of Place competition invited community organisations located in Leixlip, Celbridge and Maynooth, to share their project ideas to help improve their organisations whilst also benefiting the local community.


The project ideas are then reviewed by a panel of judges, made up of business professionals and community representatives, who selected a number of the submissions to receive grants as part of the initiative which is funded by Intel.


This is the 6th year that the Pride of Place competition has been running and once again there was a fantastic response with a large number of diverse project ideas being submitted by community groups from the local area.


This year 13 different local projects were awarded with funding as part of the competition. Due to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, additional funding was allocated by Intel to the Pride of Place competition to support community organisations through a difficult time.


Normally winning organisations would be invited to come together to be presented with their awards but this year the results of the competition were shared online, and organisations were invited to each individually receive their cheque at Castletown House in Celbridge.


The 13 organisations who will received funding are as follows;

  • Leixlip Tidy Town Association (LTTA) – €4,000
  • Leixlip Men’s Shed – €4,000
  • Celbridge Access Group – €2,500
  • North Kildare Educate Together (NKETS) – €5,000
  • Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club – €5,000
  • Ballyoulster Utd AFC, Celbridge – €5,000
  • Maynooth Basketball Academy – €1,000
  • Primrose Hill NS – €4,000
  • Leixlip United Football Club – €3,000
  • Leixlip Community Youth Band – €1,500
  • Maynooth Flower & Garden Club – €2,500
  • The County Kildare Orchestra – €3,000
  • Maynooth Town Football Club – €3,000

If you would like to read more about this year’s winning projects please visit our newsroom.