Cara Credit Union Invites Applications for Community Project Funds

At the launch of the next round of the Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards. Front row: Marie Healy, wife of the late Lauri Healy; Mary O’Brien friend of Lauri Healy and Pa Laide, CEO Cara Credit Union. Back row: Philip Lynch, Siobhán Donnelly, Sean Roche and Derry Fleming all Cara Credit Union.

Twenty two community groups and charitable organisations have already benefited from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards.

“Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos and one way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from our members is by supporting projects that can help build better communities,” said Sean Roche, chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community Sponsorship Committee.

Distribution of Funds

“Our Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards help 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 and it adds value throughout our common bond in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin.

22 Worthy Recipients

The sponsorship award pledged €120,000 over a four-year period from 2017-2020. All 22 beneficiaries are worthy recipients and we wish them every success as their projects near completion.

“We are now accepting our final round of applications and would encourage community groups undertaking projects of €10,000 or more to enter.

Previous unsuccessful applications are also eligible to apply,” said Mr. Roche.

Time and Energy

“Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors and he dedicated so much time and energy to the project,” said Cara Credit Union CEO Pa Laide.

“Laura was also active in his support in the development of other credit unions in Kerry and further afield. He was a director with Tralee Credit Union for more than 30 years and he served with Chapter 23 for as many years.

“As a board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions he helped shape the movement in its early days.

Applications Open to March 31st

“The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards is a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much to his local community,” said Mr. Laide.

Your group could be next to benefit. Cara Credit Union offices are now accepting applications.

Closing date is March 31st. 2020.

Application forms are available online on their website and from any of their offices. For further information visit their website