TCU Lauri Healy fund seeking applications
TRALEE Credit Union are now inviting second round applications for the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund.
The fund is named in honour of Lauri Healy one of the unions founding directors.
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.
TCU Chairman Tom Lawlor Chairman announced that in addition to its normal sponsorships – amounting to €25,000 and the annual education fund of €10,000 – Tralee Credit Union had committed to approving €30,000 each year to support significant community projects.
The grant programme, amounting to €120,000 is in honour of founder director Lauri Healy and will support community based projects over the next four years.
“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,” said Sean Roche Chairman of the Lauri Healy Committee
“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,” said Mr Roche.
Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors when it was set up in 1968 and he was a strong believer in the credit union motto of “People Helping People.”
A board of director for over 30 years with Tralee Credit Union, Lauri served with Chapter 23 (Kerry and Mid West credit unions) supporting the development of other credit unions.
He also served as a board member of the Irish League Of Credit Unions.
Closing date for receipt of the second round of applications of funding this year is September 30.
Applications forms are available to download at www. traleecu.ie or to collect at Tralee Credit Union’s Offices in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin.