Community Funding

People First Credit Union is more than just a place for savings and loans, we are a place for community and support.

Our Community Fund was set up to support local community organisations or charities that require extra funding for community-based projects.

We were delighted to be in the company of Friend's Of Portlaoise Hospital in December 2023 visiting the Paediatric Unit at Midlands Regional Hospital.

Our Yule Tide Elf, Carol, visited on behalf of People First Credit Union, and, our Community Funding Committee to give Christmas presents to the children in hospital for Christmas.


Terms and Conditions

Applications must be from non-profit organisations or charities within our common bond area.

In making this application to People First Credit Union, please note the following:

  • The application will be treated as incomplete without the form being completed in full.
  • Only groups or organisations will be considered. People First Credit Union does not sponsor individuals.
  • Eligible applicants must be members of People First Credit Union’s common bond. Please contact the office if you are unsure of your eligibility.
  • People First Credit Union will agree funding guidelines to the recipient regarding photo opportunities, and PR opportunities.
  • If funding has been approved, the contact as outlined above will be notified, however the funding will not be released until sponsorship guidelines have been carried out by the organisation and approved as satisfactory by People First Credit Union.
  • Applicants, please feel free to attach further information to supporting your funding application.
  • All organisations applying for People First Community Funding need to outline project details, including project amount.
  • Funding will not be awarded to projects for two consecutive years running
  • Funding will not be awarded to projects focused on the regular upkeep, maintenance, or repair of existing facilities, equipment, or infrastructure.
  • Funding will not be awarded to national projects. Applicants' projects must be within our common bond.
  • The committee meet once a quarter, four times a year in total to approve applications.
  • Sponsorships will not be considered if the form is not filled out, letters are not accepted.
  • The decision of the committee is final. Discussions with the committee about declined applications will not be entered into

Community funding meetings are held at the end of February, May, August and November.

The total PFCU Community Fund is €40,000 for 2023/24 (up to 30/09/2024)

Please submit your form for community funding by the second Monday of the month the meeting is held.

Organisation Details

Social media, press opportunites, advertising etc.

I acknowledge that applications are only reviewed by the Community Funding Committee four times per year. Currently, applications are reviewed at the end of February, May, August, November.

I confirm that, if requested at a reasonable time and location that the organisation will be available for any promotion event around the allocation of funding by means of a photo shoot, social media image or any other marketing related promoting to the issuing of funding.