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September 14, 2012

Naas Credit Union Seeks Local Heroes and Legends!

Heroes Naas Credit Union has announced that it has made a bursary available to benefit local community groups and initiatives.   The Cecil Doyle, Naas Credit Union Bursary is a grant scheme funded by Naas Credit Union Ltd and is available for community organisations or groups that operate on a not for profit basis, with the primary aim of community development.  The bursary totals €30,000 with a maximum of €10,000 being awarded to any one group.

Cecil Doyle, (86) President and founding member of Naas Credit Union gave over 42 years of service to the organisation and firmly believes in helping and supporting the local community. “I have been involved in community development all my life and I know only too well how difficult it is for organisations to operate on little or no money.  There are wonderful people and groups doing terrific work in our community with the sole aim of helping others. These are people who run sports and drama clubs, after school homework clubs, help the elderly or run initiatives which enrich our community and ask nothing in return. These are the real heroes and legends in our community, the people whose civic spirit and tireless work enriches our society.  It is my hope that this bursary will go some way to support them in their great work.”

Grant applications are invited from community groups in the parishes of Naas, Kill, Caragh, Two Mile House, Sallins and Ballymore Eustace.  Applications forms are available from Naas Credit Union and applicants are invited to apply now.

Sean Murray General Manager of Naas Credit Union said, “We are really excited about this initiative and are very much looking forward to receiving applications from all kinds of community groups”.

The closing date for receipt of applications to Naas Credit Union is 12.00 noon on the 12th of October after which the Board of the Credit Union will make their decision on the successful applicants.  An awards night will be held on the 18th of October at which all of the successful applicants will be awarded their funds.  Application forms for the Cecil Doyle Bursary are now available from Naas Credit Union and all community groups and organisations within the specified catchment areas are invited to apply.

For more details on the Cecil Doyle Bursary or to download an application form log on to or call (045) 879622.