Kildare organisations share quarter million of Intel funding

Wide range of local organisations benefit from multinational's grant programme

Leader reporter


Leader reporter


Kildare organisations share €912,684 Intel funding

Minister Heather Humphreys, Conor Quinn, Cacy Sexton, Joshua Kelly, Drew Malone and Intel Ireland General Manager Eamonn Sinnott are pictured at the Intel Matching Grant celebration

On Tuesday, April 9, Intel celebrated the success of its 2018 Matching Grant initiative, rewarding 249 community organisations and schools from across Ireland with €912,684.

Some 53 organisations from the Kildare area were part of the 2018 Matching Grant Scheme and thus will receive funding in the total amount of €246,932. The Kildare organisations are;

1st 10th Kildare Leixlip Scout Group
Allenwood Celtic AFC
Allenwood GFC Kildare
Athy Town A F C
Barnhall RFC
Bushido Martial Arts
Caragh GFC
Carbury GAA
Celbridge GAA Club
Celbridge Town AFC
Clane Athletic Club
Clane GAA
Clane Rugby Club
Clane United A.F.C.
Clogherinkoe GFC
Cloghgrinkoe | Broadford GAA
Confey G.A.A. Club
Eire Og Corra Choill Athletic Club
Eire Og Corra Choill Hurling Club
Irish Red Cross - Kildare Area
Kilcock GAA Club
Kildare and District Underage League
Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ltd
Kildare Town Educate Together NS
Leixlip GAA Club
Leixlip United AFC
Liffey Celtics Basketball Club
Maynooth Educate Together National School
Maynooth GAA Club
Maynooth Town Football Club
Monasterevin GFC
Moone Celtic Football Club
Moorefield GAA Club
North Kildare Educate Together School
North West Kildare Athletic Club
Prosperous United LTD
Rathcoffey GAA Club
Ribbontail Paddlers Canoe Club
Saint Vincent de Paul: Leixlip Conference
Sallins GAA Club
Scoil Chearbhaill Ui Dhalaigh
Scoil Naomh Brid
Scouting Ireland: 22nd Kildare Scout Group
Scouting Ireland: 6th Kildare Kill Scout Group
Scouting Ireland: 8th Kildare Scout Group (Maynooth)
St Anne's National School, Ardclough
St Brigid's Kildare Town Primary School
St Kevin's GAA 
St Patricks Boys National School
Suncroft GAA
The North Kildare Club

The Intel Involved Matching Grant Program encourages Intel employees to engage in outreach and volunteerism in their communities by supporting employees’ giving their time and talent to qualified non–profits organisations and schools. For every hour that is volunteered by an Intel employee at a school or qualified non–profit organisation, a donation or “match” of $10 is paid from the Intel Foundation directly to that organisation.

In 2018 Intel employees volunteered just over 102,000 hours that were eligible to be matched through this initiative resulting in a payout of €912,684 ($1,024,406) for 249 recipient organisations who are spread across 21 different counties in Ireland.

Employees were recognised for these efforts at a special event held at the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip which was attended by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, Mayor of Kildare Seán Power, Intel Ireland General Manager Eamonn Sinnott and a number of representatives from each of the recipient organisations.