The Lauri Healy Community Project Fund- Now open for applications


We are delighted to announce a new project fund, named as the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund, amounting to €120,000, in honour of one of its 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.

Download your application form here or apply online .

Applications forms can also be picked up in our offices in Tralee, Castleisland & Killorglin.

Application Process:

1st round of applications will be accepted from:

1st Feburary – 31st March

2nd round of applications will be accepted from:

1st August – 30th September

Announcing 2017 -2020 Lauri Healy Community Project Fund.

Front Row: Tom Lawlor, Chairman, Lauri Healy’s wife Marie, Denis Foley (Founding Director), Mary O’Brien

Back Row: Anne Courtney, Mary Golden, Fintan Ryan (CEO) Una Buckley, Gerard Pierse, Una Glazier Farmer, Dermot Healy (Lauri Healy’s son) and John O’Connor.

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