How can you get involved?

How can you get involved?

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Credit Union / CU Member

ILCU Foundation supports families and communities in developing countries by using the voluntary income that we receive from generous financial donations from credit unions & members across the island of Ireland. This voluntary income is critical to ensure we can provide safe, strong and secure credit unions in some of the worlds most disadvantaged countries and it is generated from a variety of sources.

If you’re a credit union or a credit union member who values our work and would like to support us please see the below opportunities:

  • Credit unions could hold a fundraising event and members could volunteer their time to help to organise the event which then raises funds to allow us to continue our vital work. Such events include – coffee mornings, table quizzes, bake sales etc. We have a dedicated staff member which will help you to organise and promote your event – please contact us using the below information
  • Credit unions could place an ILCU Foundation coin collector on the front desk within the banking hall of the credit union to gather small donations, please contact us using the below information to order the unit/s
  • Credit unions can put forward a proposal for members to vote at the AGM to provide a financial contribution through the credit union and issue it as an expense item
  • Credit unions can put forward a proposal for members to vote at their AGM to provide a small share of their dividend – which could amount to as little as 10c per member

If you would like to find out if your credit union is supporting our valuable work please visit Our CU Contributors page to find your credit union. If you’re a member of a credit union and your local credit union is not listed and you’re not sure why your credit union does not support our work, please contact your local credit union, details can be found using the CU Locator.

If you have any questions or queries we would like to hear from you, please call 00353 1 614 6746 or email slynam@creditunion.ie

Corporate Partnerships

In recent years, the number of companies partnering with charities is growing and continues to do so. Charities and companies begin by aligning a common set of goals and work together to reach these goals by sharing resources, knowledge and industry contacts. The ILCU Foundation has a dedicated fundraising officer who will work with your company to help develop and implement your tailored programme of support – subjective to the partnership required.

Please visit our ‘Partners’ section of our website which will give you an understanding of the types of corporate partnerships which we’ve completed to date.

The benefits of a charity partnership with the ILCU Foundation could include:

  • Increased staff motivation, engagement and productivity within the workplace;
  • Develop an understanding of financial, social and educational development issues in an international context;
  • Demonstrate your international corporate social responsibility to your stakeholders;
  • Increases brand visibility and marketing opportunities.

The ILCU Foundation will endeavour to guide you through the possible partnership options available of your companies chosen level of support.

“How your company can support the ILCU Foundation?”

The ILCU Foundation appreciates the level of support your company can provide, outlined below is a wide range of way in which your company can support the work of the ILCU Foundation:

  • Corporate Donations (Multi/ One Off)
  • Charity of the Year Partnership
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Volunteering / Sharing your expertise

“What are the benefits to your company?”

The ILCU Foundation is fully committed to our corporate partnerships and we understand how vital it is for your support to be recognised and appreciated. The benefits include:

  • A dedicated fundraising staff member for the partnership
  • Annual updates and progress reports on programmes supported via the partnership
  • Media and PR support for both internal and external communications with considerable opportunities for positive PR
  • Branding – Extensive brand exposure to our shared audiences through print material, online, events, email campaigns etc. to credit unions’ across the island of Ireland (NI&ROI), with a total membership base of over 3 million people
  • Exposure Mission – The opportunity to visit one of the ILCU Foundations partner countries and visit ILCU Foundation supported projects

If you have any questions or queries we would like to hear from you, please call 00353 1 614 6746 or email slynam@creditunion.ie

Public Partnerships

If you’re a member of the public who values our work and you would like to provide us with a valuable financial contribution, we would like to hear from you. However, if you would like to support our vital work by directly sending us a cheque along with your name and address, it can be made payable to the ILCU International Development Foundation and send it to the following address:

ILCU Foundation
33-41 Lower Mount Street
Dublin 2


Or if you would like to provide us with a donation you can do so at your local bank by sending us your intended contribution via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Here’s our account information:

  • Sort Code: 90-02-01
  • Account Number: 11415420

If you have any questions or queries we would like to hear from you, please call 00353 1 614 6746 or email slynam@creditunion.ie