Five Groups Receive €3,000 Each From Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Fund

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Representative of the five community groups who benefitted from the Lauri Healy Community Fund with Tralee Credit Union staff.

FIVE community groups received €3,000 each towards their community project from Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Project Fund.

This is the second round of worthy projects within our local communities to receive funding from the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund. Earlier this year four groups benefited to the tune of €3,000 each.

The community projects receiving the funds were:

• KYDS Neighbourhood Youth Project in Killorglin, instillation of an energy saving heat pump.
• Banna Rescue, purchasing five lifeboat crew kits
• Michael O’ Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project, recording and collection of material of local importance.
• Killorglin Family Resource Centre Ltd, aid in funding play therapy room.
• Abbeydorney Community Playgroup Development, aid in the development of a community playground.

Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Project Fund is part of a €260,000 community fund commitment announced by their Board at the credit union’s AGM in December.

At Tralee Credit Unions’ Prizegiving night, the five community groups each received €3,000 from the second round of the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund.

Speaking to pa Laide CEO; “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 Project Fund is a fitting tribute to Lauri how gave so much to his local community.”  The five community projects were presented with their funding by Lauri’s wife Marie.

Speaking to Tom Lawlor, Chairman of Tralee Credit Union; “€260,000 is to be shared with the community over the next four years (€65,000 a year). €100,000 is committed to support the sponsorship of local clubs, organisations and community groups. These are typically small amounts, with an average of €100 for community, sporting, educational or artistic events.

These funds are vital to the well-being of local groups, clubs, schools, festivals, etc. €40,000 is dedicated to our Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards to third level students and €120,000 is committed over the next four years to the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund in honour of founder director Lauri Healy which will support community projects “with long term value to the community”.



Tralee Credit Union will accept the 1st round of 2018 applications from 1st January – 28th of February. Application forms are available online on their website and from any of their offices. For further information visit their website

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