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Our Partners

The Foundation is the international development organisation of the Irish League of Credit Unions. Our work, supporting credit union development in low-income countries, is undertaken thanks to the many credit unions across the island who contribute to our work annually. On average almost 200 credit unions contribute to our work to support us to bring the benefits of the credit union movement to urban and rural communities in some of the poorest countries in the world.  This generosity and commitment to our work embodies the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’.  

Our Partners

In addition to the core funding from Irish Credit Unions, the Foundation is also grateful to obtain the support of external funders – institutional donors, development partners and corporate organisations. All of who value our work and provide us with important financial and technical support to advance our mission. This additional funding allows us to develop and strengthen credit union movements to ensure the provision of ethical and affordable financial services for those who need it most. 

Associated Organisations

As an non-governmental organisation the Foundation, the Foundation is is regulated by the Charities Regulatory Authority. In addition the Foundation is a member of a number of umbrella organisations representing charities and overseas NGOs. The Foundation is a member of:


  • Dóchas – the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations. The Foundation is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messaging which seeks to ensure that all materials and images used respect the human dignity of those in the developing world.
  • The Wheel – Ireland’s national association of community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises.
  • European Microfinance Platform – network of European organisations and individuals active in the financial inclusion sector in developing countries)