Cara Credit Union Invites Applications for Lauri Healy Community Project Funds

At a clearly pre-Covid presentation of the Lauri Healy grant to Cordal GAA Club officials and members earlier this year were front row: Siobhan Donnelly and Sean Roche, Cara Credit Union; Marie Healy, wife of the late Lauri Healy; Mary O’ Brien, friend of the Healy family; Maurice Costello, Cordal GAA Club and Pa Laide, CEO Cara Credit Union. Back row, from left: Joe O’Connor, Michael Griffin, Danny Kelliher and Richard O’Donoghue, Cordal GAA Club members; Tom Lawlor, Cara Credit Union; Tom Dennehy, Cordal GAA Club; Pa Burke and Richard Bono, Cara Credit Union. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Over 20 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. One way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from our members is by supporting projects in our communities,” said Sean Roche, chairperson of the Cara Credit Union Community Sponsorship Committee.

Building Better Communities

This involvement 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.

120,000 Pledged Over Four Years

The Cara Credit Union Sponsorship Award pledged €120,000 over a four-year period from 2017 to 2020.

All 21 beneficiaries are worthy projects 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 who are undertaking community projects of €10,000 or more to enter. Previous unsuccessful applications are also eligible to apply,” Mr. Roche concluded.

Lauri’s Time and Energy

Cara Credit Union CEO, Pa Laide said that Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors who dedicated so much time and energy to the organisation.

“Lauri was also active in his support and development of other credit unions in Kerry and further afield.

Award – A Fitting Tribute

“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 and 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,” said Mr. Laide.

Your Group Could Benefit

Your group could be next to benefit. Cara Credit Union is now accepting applications. Closing date is November 30th 2020.

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

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