Your Local Credit Union Helping our Local Community
Croi Laighean Credit Union has always played a central role in the Kildare and Offaly communities, serving its members. Our members know and love CLCU for our friendly, personable, and face-to-face service. As a member-owned not-for-profit credit union, our work benefits our members and the local community. Each year, we provide great-value loans to our members, with most of them spending the funds locally, thereby boosting the local economy.
At Croi Laighean Credit Union, we actively engage with the community and frequently participate in charity events. Over the last 7 years, we have donated over €728,000 to local clubs and groups through our community fund, sponsorship deals, bursary, and scholarship programs. We remain committed to these activities because we believe that investing in our community fosters a thriving local environment that benefits everyone in the area. Click here to read our latest Social Impact Report for Jan – June 2023.
Our Community Fund
As a local Credit Union, Croí Laighean dedicates itself to actively supporting and funding initiatives that benefit and assist people within our Common Bond. This commitment led to the creation of the Community Fund, an initiative aimed at empowering local clubs and organisations to thrive and achieve their objectives.
The Community Fund welcomes applications from all clubs and organisations within our common bond. Over the last 7 years, we have donated over €728,000 to the local community. If your club or organisation is interested in applying for the Community Fund, please stay tuned to our social media channels for updates on when the fund will be open for applications.
For over 50 years, we have actively served our local community as a source of assistance, not simply as a provider of funding. We take pride in our legacy of empowering local individuals and clubs, and throughout the years, we have supported numerous projects through our Credit Union Local Community Sponsorship initiatives.
In addition to our annual Community Fund, we also sponsor clubs, local events, and organisations. You’ve likely encountered our presence in the community! If your club or organisation would like to chat with us about Local Community Sponsorship, call us on 1800 23 24 25, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pat Jones Bursary
As a local Credit Union, we actively invest in our community. One of the ways we accomplish this is by annually granting the Pat Jones Student Bursary Award to two deserving students. This esteemed award allocates €6,000 to each of the selected students, enabling them to financially support their third-level education.
Over the past 11 years, the bursary has donated a total of over €127,000 in funding to local students.
Maynooth University Scholarship
Launched in 2021, our annual Maynooth University Scholarship, will see one student from Croí Laighean Credit Union’s common bond, who attends Maynooth University, awarded the Scholarship worth €2,000.
The aim of the sponsorship is to offer talented GAA athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting potential with top-class facilities, high-performance support, and outstanding coaching expertise, combined with an excellent academic career.
Club, Society, Association & School Accounts
Croí Laighean Credit Union extends membership eligibility to organisations, associations, clubs, schools, and societies, offering them access to the full range of benefits that credit union membership provides.
Whether you’re seeking a safe and reliable platform to manage fundraising, grants, managing your finances matters, or simply require an account to facilitate payments to the local landscaper for maintaining the housing estate’s lawn, our organisation and club account is the ideal solution. You can now apply online without having to visit one of our branches!
The difference we make
Social Impact Report: Jan - Jun 2023
Our Social Impact Report highlights the key role that Croí Laighean Credit Union plays in the community. From assisting local clubs, to affordable credit, we offer much more than you think!
2023 Student Bursary Awards Winners
On Thursday, May 18, each of the sixteen finalists received a special delivery to their school with a Croí Laighean Credit Union goodie box containing gifts, treats, and €250 was lodged into their credit union account.
2023 Community Fund Recipients
Croí Laighean Credit Union announced the recipients of the CLCU Community Fund 2023 on Friday, 28 April, 2023. 95 local clubs & organisations will benefit from the €50,000 Community Fund in 2023.
Our Local AED Programme
Working with local Community First Responder (CFR) Groups, we have identified several key locations that would significantly bolster the availability and proximity of an AED.
Prosperous Branch Update
We are excited to announce that we are in the final stages of a collaboration with Kare, which will see Kare take advantage of our Prosperous building to provide support to people with intellectual disabilities, and their families.
2022 Pat Jones Student Bursary Awards Recipients Announced
Croí Laighean Credit Union is delighted to announce the two recipients of the 2022 Pat Jones Student Bursary Awards;
Croí Laighean Credit Union announce 3-year sponsorship agreement with Robertstown GFC
Speaking at the launch of the sponsorship agreement, Martin Fitzgerald, Community Relations Specialist with Croí Laighean Credit Union
Croí Laighean Credit Union announced as CLG Cill Dara’s main sponsor
Kildare GAA and Croí Laighean Credit Union are delighted to announce Croí Laighean Credit Union as CLG Cill Dara’s main sponsor for all Bord Na nÓg competitions.
Croí Laighean Credit Union’s €50,000 Community Fund
Croí Laighean Credit Union is proud to announce the results of the 2021 Community Fund, which aims to give €50,000 back to voluntary initiatives in our local community.
Shane O’Sullivan announced as recipient of the Croí Laighean MU GAA Scholarship
Croí Laighean Credit Union and Maynooth University are pleased to announce Shane O’Sullivan as the recipient of the Croí Laighean MU GAA Scholarship award worth €2,000.