66 Meath organisations share €276,748 Intel grants

A total of 66 Meath community organisations and schools will share in €276,748 in funding thanks to generousity of Intel employees.

The finding is being made under the the 2020 Matching Grant Scheme.

Every year, for every hour that an Intel employee volunteers at an approved organisation there is a ‘match’ or grant, of $10 paid by the Intel Foundation to the organisation where they give their time.

This year's sceme saw 379 community organisations and schools from across Ireland receiving grants, which total €1,400,149.

Some 66 organisations from the Meath area were part of the 2020 Matching Grant Scheme and will receive funding in the total amount of €276,748.

The organisations include:

11th Meath Kilcloon Scouts

20th Meath (Stamullen) Scouts

Ballivor Football Club

Ballivor GFC

Balyna Juvenile Gaelic Football Club

Blackhall Gaels GAA Club

Boardsmill Ladies Gaelic Football Club

Carnaross Gaelic Football Club

Cillbhride CLG - Kilbride GFC

Clonard Gaelic Football Club

Clonard National School

Clonmellon National School

Cortown GAA Club

Culmullen NS

Ratoath GAA Club

Dunboyne AFC

Dunboyne Junior Badminton Club

Dunboyne Junior Primary School

Dunboyne Senior Primary School

Dunderry National School

Enfield Celtic Football Club

Enfield Development Group

Gaelscoil Eanna

Gaelscoil na Rithe

Johnstown Bridge GFC

Johnstown Football Club

Kilbride National School Scoil Bhride, Kilbride

Kilcock Celtic Football Club

Kildalkey Hurling ClubÂ

Kilmainham G.F.C

Lismullen National School

Longwood Juvenile GAA

Moynalvey GFC

Moynalvey National School

Na Fianna Hurling & Football Club

Navan O'Mahonys GAA Club

Navan Rugby Football Club

North Meath Rugby Football Club

Official National Amateur Karate Association of Ireland

Oristown National School

Parkceltic Summerhill Soccer

Rathregan National School

Ratoath Athletic Club

SN Mhichil Naofa

Scoil Oilibheir Naofa

Scoil Ui­ Ghramhnaigh

Scoil Ultain Naofa

Seneschalstown G.F.C.

Slane Wanderers FC

St Colmcilles East Meath GFC

St Declans National School

St Marys Primary School

St. Dympna's N.S.

St. Finian's NS

St. Josephs National School

St. Michael's GFC

St. Nicholas Primary School

St. Pauls Gaelic Football Club

St. Pauls Primary School

St. Peters GAA Dunboyne

Trim Celtic AFC

Trim Football & Hurling Club

Walterstown Gaelic Football Club

Wilkinstown Community Centre Limited

Wolfe Tones GFC & HC

Yellow Furze National School

Volunteering is a valued part of the Intel culture. Throughout the company’s 50-plus year history they have encouraged it, facilitated it, and sought out ways to make it as meaningful and impactful as possible. Every year Intel Ireland employees volunteer thousands of hours in the communities where they live and work. Despite the challenges of the past year, once again people have found ways to support and help others, and as a result, in 2020 Intel employees volunteered more hours than ever before.

In 2020 Intel employees volunteered just over 164,500 hours that were eligible to be matched through this initiative resulting in a payout of €1,400,149 ($1,645,076) for 379 recipient organisations who are spread across 23 different counties.

In a specific response to the challenges of the pandemic, the Intel Foundation expanded the remit of the Matching Grant program in the last year to allow for hours to be logged by those home-schooling children. For many parents and guardians, their own world of work was swiftly transformed at a time when children pivoted towards home-schooling. The expanded scope of the program to include a match for home schooling hours recognises the efforts made by employees but also, has generated monetary grants for schools at a particularly challenging time. In total, more than €540,000 was donated to 131 Irish schools.

This is the second consecutive year that Intel Ireland will be donating over €1 million to community organisations and since Intel first implemented the current grant scheme, more than €7.6 million has been donated to charities, schools, sports clubs, social initiatives and community schemes across Ireland.

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