At Carrickmacross Credit Union we know how important it is to help teach our younger members the value of saving.

It is a life skill that must be encouraged and nurtured from an early age. Here at Carrickmacross Credit Union we have various programmes at both Primary and Secondary School level that we run to try and encouraged this.

ART COMPETITION

The Credit Union Art Competition is one of the most successful annual promotions undertaken by the Credit Union Movement. The competition is about encouraging and rewarding self-expression, creativity and imagination among young artists throughout Ireland.

Competition entrants are free to express their creativity using a wide variety of media.

The competition requires entrants to draw or paint posters on the theme using pencil, charcoal, pen or ink, felt-tip markers, crayon, pastel, water colours, gouache, acrylics, oils, poster colour or collage.

For more information on The Credit Union Art Competition visit www.creditunion.ie or contact us on 042 966 1937.

GR8 SAVERS WEEK

For when they want to buy their Lamborghinis, mansions or even their favourite sweets – with the credit union, helping children save has never been easier.

Opening a children’s saving account is one of most important things a parent can do – and opening a children’s saving account with the credit union can not only contribute to a child’s future, but teaches them important planning, budgeting and money management skills – giving them vital building blocks needed throughout their lives.

Each year at the beginning of May, the credit union’s national GR8 Savers campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of children saving.

SCHOOLS QUIZ

Each year around 25,000 school children around Ireland take part in the Credit Union Schools Quiz. Now in its 28th year this iconic quiz tests brain power & allows for friendly competition at all stages. With the grand final held in Dublin’s RDS each year, the chance to represent your school at All Ireland level is an opportunity of a lifetime.

The Schools Quiz comprises of three stages. Stage 1 takes place at Credit Union level. Stage 2 is Chapter Level & Stage 3 is the National Final.

BURSARY AWARD

This is a FREE DRAW and The Scholarships are open to all students who are members of Carrickmacross Credit Union and who completed their Leaving Certificate examination in June 2019.

The applicant must intend doing a degree, diploma or certificate course in any approved Third Level Institution. Only those commencing their course this year are eligible.