Cara Credit Union Extends Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards

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CARA Credit Union set up the Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards back in 2017 with a four year commitment to award €120,000 to support community based projects initiated by organisations within their common bond.

The charities, clubs, groups and societies operating in our local community of Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin, Ballyduff & Causeway are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to these pressures, Cara Credit Union have extended the Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards into 2021.

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To date, 27 community groups and charitable organisations have already benefited from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards.

Sean Roche, the Chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community Sponsorship Committee, said; “Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos. One way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from our members is by supporting projects that can help build better communities and add value throughout our common bond in Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin, Ballyduff and Causeway.

Our Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards helps us achieve this objective with the distribution of funds used to encourage and complement the fantastic work that community groups do to make all our lives and communities a better place to live and work.

The Sponsorship Award pledged €120,000 over a four-year period from 2017-2020. However, due to the ongoing pressures experience by community groups in these Covid-19 times we are delighted to extend the Sponsorship into 2021. We are now accepting applications and would encourage community groups who are undertaking community projects of €10,000 or more to enter. Previous unsuccessful applicants are also eligible to apply.”

Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union, said; “Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors who dedicated so much time and energy to Tralee Credit Union. Lauri was also active in his support and development of other credit unions in Kerry and further afield. He was a Director with Tralee Credit Union for more than 30 years, he served with Chapter 23 for as many years and as a board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions helping shape the movement in its early days. The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards is a fitting tribute to Lauri who gave so much to his local community.”

Your group could be next to benefit. Cara Credit Union are now accepting applications. Closing date is 28th of May 2021. To apply see

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