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The work of the Foundation is only possible thanks to the generous donations from supporters, institutional donors, development partners and corporate organisations.

 

The Foundation is the international development organisation of the Irish League of Credit Unions. Our work, supporting credit union development in low-income developing countries, is undertaken thanks to the many credit unions across the island of Ireland who contribute to our work annually. On average almost 200 credit unions donate to our work and enable us to support our local partners and 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 embody the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’.  

External Funders

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. 

 

As an international development organisation the Foundation works alongside other similar type organisations to ensure. By cooperating and collaborating with other organisations we can share resources and expertise and ensure the best outcomes for the programmes that we support and implement, and ultimately the end beneficiaries. The Foundation has also received funding from other development organisations to support on ongoing projects and programmes.

Corporate Partners

There are a number of corporate organisations who provide services directly to the Irish Credit Union movement. We are grateful to a small number of these corporates who have donated funds and technical expertise in support of our work. Our current corporate partners are:

  • ECCU – A life assurance company founded by the ILCU, who have two life assurance products – loan protection and life savings insurance cover.
  • GreyGarde Solutions – IT Oversight and Governance Solutions for Credit Unions 
  • Moore – Moore is a consultancy firm that helps Ireland’s leading credit unions address their most significant challenges to shape the future of the movement.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner, please contact Sinéad Lynam at slynam@creditunion.ie for more information.