Vote for local projects to receive 100k

Google Impact Challenge judging panel
Google Impact Challenge Judging panel

The 15 community projects that are to receive €50k each from Google’s corporate responsibility programme ‘Google’s Impact challenge’ have been announced. Five of these projects receive an extra €50k and there is an opportunity for the public to vote which one of the 15 receive the extra funding and receive the People’s Choice Award accolade. Please select amongst the inspiring community projects here
 Voting closes Tuesday Midnight

The fifteen finalists are………

A Lust for Life

  • A Lust for Life is creating a new, innovative platform to share creative mental health content

An Cosán Virtual Community College

  • An Cosán is harnessing the power of technology to grow and innovate community education

Citywise Education

  • Fast Track Academy is providing educational support to young people in underserved communities

Down Syndrome Ireland

  • Down Syndrome Ireland is helping adults with Down syndrome to secure meaningful paid employment

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

  • The DRCC is removing barriers to accessing support for those who have experienced sexual violence

Irish Females in Technology (I-FITs)

  • I-FITs is a Tech Apprenticeship Programme for unemployed females from Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’ area

  • is technology that empowers individuals to break the cycle of homelessness


  • THEATREclub wants to affect a shift in Dubliners’ view of addiction using audience activist groups

Irish Youth Foundation

  • ‘Next Step’ is supporting students in the transition from primary to secondary level school

Music Generation Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

  • Infinite Music is a music performance programme for young people with special educational needs

Peter McVerry Trust

  • Peter McVerry Trust is establishing a culinary training program for people experiencing homelessness

Senior Line

  • SeniorLine is offering peer-to-peer IT education and drop-in facility for older people

Dublin City Farm and Ecology Centre

  • St. Anne’s City Farm is a sustainable farm that promotes education and multiculturalism


  • Teen-Turn is changing how girls from underrepresented communities identify with STEM careers

Young Social Innovators

  • YSI is empowering Ireland’s most disadvantaged youth to address local issues using robotics and STEM

The Dublin Impact Challenge judging panel includes the following members:

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Nial Ring; Senator Lynn Ruane; CEO of Dublin Chamber, Mary Rose Burke; Dublin GAA legend, Bernard Brogan; Journalist, Roisin Ingle; Business In The Community CEO, Tomás Sercovich; and Head of Google Ireland, Fionnuala Meehan.

By Paul Carton

Online Editor