About the Community Spirit Awards

Since 2003, Dublin Bus has been using long-term unclaimed passenger change to support grassroots voluntary and community groups across the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) through the Community Spirit Awards. 

The Community Spirit Awards help to support the development of new projects, grow services and help raise community spirit in the local community. The programme was initiated to recognise and support the invaluable work undertaken each day by local groups located within the Dublin Bus network. Ex-international footballer, Niall Quinn has been patron of the initiative since its inception. 

To date over 1,800 groups have received funding from Dublin Bus which has helped many worthwhile causes in communities across the GDA.

Age Action Ireland with Niall Quinn

Age Action Ireland with Niall Quinn
Liffey Celtics Basketball Club with Niall Quinn

Liffey Celtics Basketball Club with Niall Quinn
Niall Quinn with members of Clondalkin Gymnastics

Niall Quinn with members of Clondalkin Gymnastics

Niall Quinn with members of Age Action Ireland, Diamond Twirlers Drimnagh, Liffey Celtic Basketballers Leixlip, Clondalkin Gymnastics and Bay City Boxing Kilbarrack.

Niall Quinn with members of Age Action Ireland, Diamond Twirlers Drimnagh, Liffey Celtic Basketballers Leixlip, Clondalkin Gymnastics and Bay City Boxing Kilbarrack.

This year's Awards

Each year, Dublin Bus provides support to voluntary and community groups across the Greater Dublin Area to develop new projects, grow services and help raise community spirit in their local community through the Community Spirit Awards. To date, almost 1,800 voluntary groups have benefited from funding from Dublin Bus.

Any group that is located where Dublin Bus operates its services is eligible to apply. Each application is judged independently and successful groups will be awarded grants of €5,000, €2,000 or €1,000.

The closing date for applications for the 2017 programme was 23 June.

Successful applicants will be notified by Dublin Bus from 11 August onwards.

For more information on the Community Spirit Awards, contact:

Dublin Bus Community Spirit Initiative,
Media and Communications Department,
59 Upper O’Connell Street,
Dublin 1.
Phone: (01) 703 3208
Email: community@dublinbus.ie

 

Last Year's Winners

Last year 85 community and voluntary groups across the Greater Dublin Area were awarded grants under the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards 2016.

To download the full list of winners, please click on the link below. 

2016 Winners 

Winners Stories
CSA People with Disabilities