Naas Credit Union has announced a bursary to benefit local community groups and initiatives.
It will be available for community organisations or groups that operate on a not for profit basis, with the primary aim of community development.
The bursary totals €30,000 with a maximum of €10,000 being awarded to any one group.
The Cecil Doyle bursary is named after the 86 year old current president and founding member of Naas Credit Union who has given over 42 years of service to the organisation.
“I have been involved in community development all my life and I know only too well how difficult it is for organisations to operate on little or no money,” he said.
There are wonderful people and groups doing terrific work in our community with the sole aim of helping others such as sports and drama clubs, after school homework clubs, assisting the elderly or running initiatives which enrich our community and ask nothing in return.
“These are the real heroes and legends in our community, the people whose civic spirit and tireless work enriches our society.
“I hope the bursary will go some way to support them in their great work.”
Community groups in the parishes of Naas, Kill, Caragh, Two Mile House, Sallins and Ballymore Eustace are being asked to apply for money. Applications forms are available from Naas Credit Union and applicants are invited to apply now.
Sean Murray General Manager of Naas Credit Union said, “We are really excited about this initiative and are very much looking forward to receiving applications from all kinds of community groups”.
The closing date for receipt of applications to Naas Credit Union is noon on October 12 after which the CU Board will make their decision on the successful applicants.
- Paul O’Meara