We are delighted to invite applications for The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards 2019. The Community Sponsorship Awards amounting to €120,000, was set up in honour of one of Tralee Credit Union’s, now know as Cara Credit Union, founding directors. The Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards will support community based projects initiated by organisations in the area.
Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s, now know as Cara Credit Union, founding directors when we were set up in 1968. Lauri was a strong believer in the credit union message and ideals. As well as being a founder Director of Tralee Credit Union where he dedicated so much time and energy, 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 (Kerry and Mid West credit unions) for as many years and as a board member of the Irish League of Credit Unions where he helped shape the movement in its early days.
‘People Helping People’ grounded in credit unions co-operative values was at the heart of Lauri’s commitment to the movement. By working together through co-operation, people could achieve far more together than individually on their own. It is only fitting that we would let our past lay the foundations for our future and acknowledge Lauri Healy’s contribution to the credit union movement by honouring our Community Sponsorship Awards in his name.
Applications forms can also be picked up in our offices in Tralee, Castleisland & Killorglin.
Spring 2019 applications will be accepted from:
1st February – 31st of March 2019
Autumn 2019 applications will be accepted from:
1st October – 30th November
Five community projects to benefit from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards
Wild Mind Nature Festival
NEWKD and Tralee International Resources Centre
Farranfore Development Association
#GameOn for Autism
St. Ita’s and Joseph’s School