Kildare clubs and organisations can now apply for Credit Union funding

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Henry Bauress

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Kildare clubs and organisations can now apply for Credit Union funding

Jenny and Noel Daly of Prosperous Tidy Towns and Deirdre Harris pictured at last year’s Croí Laighean community fund presentation evening at the Westgrove Hotel. Picture: Jimmy Fullam

Croí Laighean Credit Union last week launched their 2019 community fund, which is worth €50,000.

The community fund is available to all clubs and voluntary organisations in the common bond areas of Croí Laighean Credit Union.

Application forms are available now, and any clubs and voluntary organisations applying must hold an account with Croí Laighean Credit Union. The applications must be submitted by Friday, April 26.

Speaking at the launch of the fund, Theresa O’Neill, community fund coordinator at Croí Laighean Credit Union said: “We are extremely proud of our credit union and our members for providing our community fund. This is the third year we have run the community fund and we have given back over €100,000 to the community in that time.”

“We are thrilled to have such a large fund this year because we have seen first-hand the positive impact it can have for clubs and voluntary organisations.”

Application forms are being accepted now until April 26, and the credit union encourages any club interested in applying to get it touch.

Those interested can download the form online or call into any branch for an application form. All applicants will receive feedback on their application by the end of May and a community fund evening will be announced in the coming weeks.

Croí Laighean Credit Union now has over 37,000 members in its common bond area, and eight branches in Edenderry, Coill Dubh, Clane, Leixlip, Carbury, Allenwood, Prosperous and Robertstown.