About the Community Spirit Awards

Since 2004, Dublin Bus has been supporting 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. 

To date almost 2,000 groups have received funding from Dublin Bus which has helped many worthwhile causes in communities across the GDA.

Apply for this year's Awards

The Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards is now open to applications. 

To apply, entrants must complete an application form, which includes a proposal with details about their organisation and the project which they wish to have funded. Each application is judged independently, and successful groups will be awarded grants of €5,000, €2,000 or €1,000. 

Any group that is located within the Dublin Bus network can apply for funding. The network extends as far as Newcastle County Wicklow, Balbriggan in north County Dublin, Dunboyne in County Meath and Maynooth in County Kildare. 

Voluntary groups who work in the following areas can apply to the Community Spirit Awards: 

1. Children and Youth
2. Sport 
3. People with Disabilities 
4. Older People 
5. Environment and Local Community 
6. Education e.g. alcohol, drugs, literacy or health

In order to apply you must complete an application form.

Application forms are now available online.

Forms are also available from:

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

The closing date for applications is 17.00, Friday, 21 December 2020.

Last Year's Winners

Last year, 88 community and voluntary groups across the Greater Dublin Area were awarded grants under the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards 2019.

Congratulations to all of last year’s winning groups.

The full list of this year’s winners are available now. 

2018 Winners

In 2018, 85 community and voluntary groups across the Greater Dublin Area were awarded grants under the Dublin Bus Community Spirit Awards.

Congratulations to all the winning groups.

CSA winners

The full list of 2018’s winners are available.

Our YouTube account has video's of the 2018 winners. 

CSA 2020
CSA 2020