Croke Park Community Fund

The goal of the Croke Park Community Fund since it was established in 2009 is to support locally based projects that directly benefit our neighbours living in the stadium’s 1.5km community radius.

The stadium's fund allows Croke Park to contribute to our community and support activites in our neighbourhood in a real and tangible way.

To date, over €900,000 has been allocated to local groups & resident associations who are making a positive and lasting contribution in our local area.



What local groups are eligible to apply?

Applications are considered from local groups that are voluntary, community, residents, or small not-for-profit organisations, based within 1.5km of Croke Park.  Applications are also considered from small groups of residents who only come together in an informal or annual basis to organise local events or community activities in their area.  In every instance, 80% of the project’s beneficiaries must be usually resident within 1.5km of the stadium.

What type of applications are considered for support?

Local projects which improve the quality of life and build community for those living near the stadium are considered for support.   The indpendent committee that administer the fund on behalf of the stadium consider projects across the widest possible range of headings:
  • Local Environmental Projects & Community Gardens
  • Extra-curricular school and education initiatives that broaden experiences for pupils  
  • Facilities or services for local people in the community
  • Local heritage projects
  • Residents groups 
  • Local community events, street parties, day-trips and festivals

What type of applications are not considered for support?
  • Applications from private, profit-making, or commercial organisations
  • Applications from national charities 
  • Projects or activities where there is a clear statutory or public services responsibility (including funding for core school functions & classroom materials)
  • Salary or routine administration costs e.g. rent, utilities, insurance
  • Items that mainly benefit individuals (e.g. sports clothing/uniforms etc.), where there is no evidence of wider community engagement
  • Individuals (e.g. for personal sponsorship)
  • Projects promoting religious or political beliefs
  • Activities that have started or have any expenditure incurred before funding is confirmed

Closing dates for applications in 2018 are as follows:

Project Start DatesDeadline for Applications
January - March 20185pm, Monday, 27 November 2017
April - June 20185pm, Friday, 2 February 2018
July - September 20185pm, Wednesday 9 May 2018
October - December 20185pm, Friday, 31 August 2018

Before you apply:

Download the 2018 Application Form: