Cara Credit Union Welcomes Funding Applications For Community Projects

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Cara Credit Union staff with representatives of the five groups awarded Lauri Healy Sponsorship Awards back in February.

NUMEROUS 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 and Killorglin.

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.

We are delighted to support five community groups during this round of applications. They are very worthy projects and we wish them every success as their projects near completion.  We are now accepting our second round of applications and would encourage community groups who are undertaking community projects of €10,000 or more to enter. Previous unsuccessful applications are also eligible to apply.”

Pa Laide CEO of Cara Credit Union; “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 helped shape the movement in its early days. The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards is a fitting tribute to Lauri how gave so much to his local community.”

Your group could be next to benefit. Cara Credit Union are now accepting applications. Closing date is 30th of March 2019. Application forms are available online on their website and from any of their offices. For further information visit their website

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