We are delighted to invite applications for the second round of The Lauri Healy Community Project Fund. The community project fund, amounting to €120,000, was set up in honour of one of Tralee Credit Union’s founding directors. The Lauri Healy Community Project Fund will support community based projects initiated by organisations in the area over the next four years.
Lauri Healy was one of Tralee Credit Union’s 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 Project Fund in his name.
Applications forms can also be picked up in our offices in Tralee, Castleisland & Killorglin.
2nd round of applications for 2017 will be accepted from:
1st August – 30th September
1st round of applications for 2018 will be accepted from:
1st February – 31st of March 2018
The four community groups awarded The Lauri Healy Community Project Fund, First round 2017 were:
- Castleisland Chamber Alliance, Castleisland, opening a new tourist office.
- St Francis Special School, Beaufort, building two sensory organic gardens and a sensory room.
- Tralee Pipes and Drums, towards education and equipment.
- Enable Ireland Kerry Services, Tralee, a soft play all weather surface in Tralee.