Social Development Fund

When you borrow & save with Ballinasloe Credit Union, you’re funding our support of a variety of local community initiatives. We are passionate about supporting the people and organisations that add value and strengthen our communities. Every year we allocate a considerable portion of our Marketing budget to supporting local voluntary and community groups and events – it is just one way that we get to give a little back.

Sponsorship of local events and donations to community groups amounted to over €58,000. These funds were allocated to support a wide variety of local clubs, voluntary committee activities, team jerseys, events, ground upgrades and community development projects. A breakdown of how these funds were distributed is available below

Social responsibility is one of the ten Credit Union Operating Principles. Briefly, this principle obliges credit unions to be socially responsible by contributing to the development of the local community within its common bond. The credit unions “vision of social justice extends both to the individual members and to the larger community in which they work and reside”. Since its establishment in 1998 donations to local organisations from the credit union social fund exceed €850,000.

In 2020, we also donated digital tablets to 8 local nursing homes so that residents could WhatsApp relatives/friends unable to visit them because of visitors’ restrictions. Coffee machines and water were also donated to the Portiuncula ICU department, bringing the total allocation of funding from the social fund to €50,000. Local groups and societies are invited to apply for grant aid from the fund. An application form is available on the credit Union website.

We welcome applications from all community groups or organisations that operate not-for-profit, and for the benefit of the community. If that sounds like you, then please apply below!

100000

in community donations!

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How it Works

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You borrow & save

When you become a member and use your account, you’re facilitating the growth of our Community Fund allowance.

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You borrow & save

When you become a member and use your account, you’re facilitating the growth of our Community Fund allowance.

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You borrow & save

When you become a member and use your account, you’re facilitating the growth of our Community Fund allowance.

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You borrow & save

When you become a member and use your account, you’re facilitating the growth of our Community Fund allowance.