Community Sponsorship Program

Heritage Credit Union is launching our Community Sponsorship Program. We are dedicating €60,000 to support local community groups, sports clubs, schools, and charitable organisations.

Our goal is to award 60 sponsorships worth €1,000 each to empower and enrich our communities.

To apply please complete form below...

To celebrate our 60th anniversary year, Heritage Credit Union is proud to announce the launch of our Community Sponsorship Program. At Heritage Credit Union we believe in the Power of Community.  For many years we have been supporting local Community Organisations, and as this is a special year for us, we are dedicating a further €60,000 to support the vital work of community groups, sports clubs, schools, and charitable organisations across our common bond. Our aim is to award 60 sponsorships worth €1,000 each to help empower and enrich our communities.

Our vision as an organisation is:

“To be the sustainable provider of choice of all day-to-day financial services to our members and to support our wider community.”

Community engagement is central to what we do in Heritage Credit Union. We believe that by strengthening our partnerships throughout the community, we can better serve our members and contribute to the social, economic, and environmental well-being of our common bond area. We recognise and appreciate the valuable work that community groups, sports clubs, schools, and charitable organisations do every day to make a positive difference in the lives of people and communities. That is why we are delighted to offer our Community Sponsorship Program as a way of supporting and rewarding their efforts and achievements.

Together we are Building Tomorrow’s Community.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Applications received must be from :

  • A community group, school, sports club, or registered charity with a clear community benefit.
  • Based within the common bond area served by any of Heritage Credit Union's 11 branches. 
  • Engaged in activities that align with the values and mission of Heritage Credit Union.
  • Only groups or organisations will be considered.
  • Heritage Credit Union will not sponsor individuals.
  • Funding will not be awarded to national projects. Applicants' projects must be within our common bond.

Application Process

Applicants are required to complete an application form which details:

  • The Name of the Group
  • Summary of the main activities of the group
  • Summary of project or initiative needing sponsorship
  • Impact on community
  • Details on how the organisation benefits our common bond
  • How Heritage can benefit from the sponsorship
  • Contact Information

Completed applications should be submitted via email or dropped off at any of our 11 branch locations.

Distribution of Funds

  • We will endeavour that each of our common bond areas receives a proportionate share of the sponsorships to ensure community support is spread across our common bond area.
  • In instances where an exceptionally deserving application is submitted, Heritage Credit Union reserves the right to allocate increased sponsorship amounts to selected projects. 

 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 31st August 2024.
  2. Only one application per group.
  3. The application will be treated as incomplete without the form being completed in full.
  4. Review Process: Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprising branch and head office representatives. Decisions will be made based on the proposed project's alignment with community needs and Heritage Credit Union's values.
  5. Award Notification: Successful applicants will be notified by 30th September 2024 and must be willing to participate in promotional activities, including photo/video opportunities and local media interviews. Heritage Credit Union will agree funding guidelines to the recipient regarding photo opportunities, and PR opportunities.
  6. Funding Use: Funds must be used within 12 months from the date of receipt for the purposes outlined in the application.
  7. The decision of the credit union is final.

 

Heritage Credit Union is excited to see the innovative and impactful proposals from our community partners. We believe in the power of local initiatives to make significant positive impacts and are proud to support these efforts as part of our commitment to community development.

 

For more information or to discuss your application, please contact your local Heritage Credit Union branch or fill out the form below.

Community Sponsorship Fund Application Form