The Google.org Impact Challenge Dublin rallies the county around bold ideas to make our city even better.
A panel of advisors helped us select 15 nonprofits with innovative ideas for growing economic & social opportunity in Ireland, and each will receive €50,000 in grant funding and Google training.
The public has now voted for the cause they believe has the most promise, and the People's Choice winner will receive an additional €50,000.
Meet the winners
Each of our winners receives a share of €1 million in grant funding as they continue to help build opportunity in Dublin.
Down Syndrome Ireland
Down Syndrome Ireland is helping adults with Down syndrome to secure meaningful paid employment
SeniorLine is offering peer-to-peer IT education and drop-in facility for older people
Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
The DRCC is removing barriers to accessing support for those who have experienced sexual violence
A Lust for Life
A Lust for Life is creating a new, innovative platform to share creative mental health content
Citywise Education Fast Track Academy
Fast Track Academy is providing educational support to young people in underserved communities
St. Anne’s City Farm
St. Anne’s City Farm is a sustainable farm that promotes education and multiculturalism
Peter McVerry Trust
Peter McVerry Trust is establishing a culinary training program for people experiencing homelessness
An Cosán Virtual Community College
An Cosán is harnessing the power of technology to grow and innovate community education
GiveBack.ie is technology that empowers individuals to break the cycle of homelessness
Irish Youth Foundation
‘Next Step’ is supporting students in the transition from primary to secondary level school
I-FIT: Ireland’s Tech Apprenticeships
I-FIT is a Tech Apprenticeship Programme for unemployed females from Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’ area
Music Generation dlr
Infinite Music is a music performance programme for young people with special educational needs
Young Social Innovators
YSI is empowering Ireland’s most disadvantaged youth to address local issues using robotics and STEM
Teen-Turn is changing how girls from underrepresented communities identify with STEM careers
HIV anti-stigma campaign (U=U)
About the challenge
Dublin is known for its creativity, resilience and the capacity of its people to come together to tackle issues. The Google.org Impact Challenge supports local nonprofits and social enterprises with big ideas to create opportunity in the Dublin area.
Meet our panel of advisors who helped review the submissions and select the judge’s choice winners.
Dublin GAA footballer and Co-Founder of Pep Talk
Mary Rose Burke
Chief Executive Officer of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce
Irish writer and academic
Journalist and Author
Head of Google Ireland
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Independent member of Seanad Éireann and deputy leader of the Seanad Civil Engagement Group
CEO, Business in the Community Ireland