At Tralee Credit Union’s AGM in December, the Board of Directors announced the approval of a fund of €260,000 to be shared with the community over the next four years.
Chairman, Tom Lawlor announced that in addition to its normal sponsorship purse amounting to €25,000 and the annual education fund of €10,000 it is committed to approving €30,000 each year to support significant community projects.”
The fund, The Lauri Healy Community Project Fund, amounting to €120,000 is in honour of the movement’s founder director in this area.
Community Based Projects
It will support community based projects over the next four years.
Chairman of the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund Committee, Seán Roche said that Tralee Credit Union is committed to playing its part in the community.
“The funding from Tralee Credit Union will encourage and complement the fantastic work that community groups do to make all our lives better.
“The Project Fund will assist in making a significant contribution to community based projects and initiatives within our common bond throughout Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin.
Over Four Years
“We aim to allocate €30,000 each year, over the next four years. We are now accepting funding applications and welcome applications from groups and organisations.
“Closing date for receipt of the first round of applications this year is Friday, March 31st 2017. Applications forms are available to download on our website www.traleecu.ie or to collect at our offices in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin,” said Mr. Roche. Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors when it was set up in 1968.
He was a strong believer in the credit union message and ideals of People Helping People which is grounded in credit union’s co-operative values.
Heart of Commitment
This was at the heart of Lauri’s commitment to the movement. By working together, through co-operation, people could achieve far more together than on their own.
A director for over 30 years with Tralee Credit Union, Lauri served with Chapter 23 – the Kerry and Mid West Credit Unions – for as many years.
His role was in supporting the development of other credit unions and he served as a board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions where he helped shape the movement in its early days.
For further information and to apply visit the Tralee Credit Union website with a click here: https://www.traleecu.ie/the-lauri-healy-community-project-fund
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