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:
What type of applications are not considered for support?
- 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
- 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 Dates||Deadline for Applications|
|January - March 2018||5pm, Monday, 27 November 2017|
|April - June 2018||5pm, Friday, 2 February 2018|
|July - September 2018||5pm, Wednesday 9 May 2018|
|October - December 2018||5pm, Wednesday, 29 August 2018|
Before you apply:
Download the 2018 Application Form:
Croke Park Community Fund 2018
So far, over €16,000 in support has been allocated in 2018 to 12 local groups.
Croke Park Community Fund 2017
Over €100,000 in support was allocated to 58 local community groups in 2017.
Croke Park Community Fund 2016
59 local groups across a wide range of initiatives successfully applied to the fund for support in 2016
Croke Park Community Fund 2015
Croke Park is delighted to have allocated €100,000 in funding in 2015 and supported 53 community projects across a wide range of initiatives.
Croke Park Community Fund 2014
The Croke Park Community Fund supported 38 projects in 2014. Over €100,000 in funding was allocated to local groups during the year.