Oakfield Trust is the trading name for Clondalkin Community Property Development CLG.
Oakfield Trust was established in 1996 as an independent company, working closely with the Clondalkin Partnership. As the partnership expanded its reach to become the South Dublin County Partnership (SDCP) Oakfield Trust also widened its scope within the community. Throughout the years our Board of Directors has included representatives from the Partnership, the community and directors with specialist skills in areas such as: spatial planning and development, property management, project funding and community-based service provision.
We provide a range of property-based services and related supports aimed at helping community and local projects to succeed and flourish with a view to benefitting the wider community. Our primary activity is Property Management & Development involving the acquisition, customisation and management of properties that are leased to organisations working with marginalised groups in socially excluded communities.
We currently have a property portfolio of 5 commercial properties in Clondalkin. Of these premises, 3 are owned by Oakfield Trust and have been let to anchor tenants, while 2 other properties are leased and sub-let to community-based organisations.
All profits from Oakfield Trust are reinvested into our companies in order to consolidate and expand the range of properties we can make available to the community as well as supporting other community-based projects and local organisations in the Clondalkin area. Over the last 20 years we have provided a range of property-based supports to a number of projects in the Clondalkin area in the form of: feasibility studies, start-up grants, business development supports, project loans, project management and capacity development.
In more recent years, in addition to its property-based community and social support work, Oakfield Trust has been managing a small commercial business park in Clondalkin under Nangor Road Management CLG. This initiative has proven very successful and could be replicated in other areas. We will continue to develop this pilot project in the future.
Now, in 2023, we are delighted to say we are launching what we believe is the natural progression of the organisation – a social enterprise fund which will directly fund social enterprises and social entrepreneurs in the locality and beyond. You can read more about that in the Social Enterprise Funding section.
Oakfield Trust is continually researching ways to help community-based projects to prosper and we would welcome your ideas and feedback on this process. Please let us know how we can serve the community by leaving a comment in the feedback section on this page. Thank you, we look forward to your input.