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Become a Member

Subscription membership of the Centre is open to credit unions, building societies, co-operative banks and other not-for-profit mutual or community-owned financial firms, as well as reputable providers of services to such firms who desire to support the work of the Centre as part of their corporate social responsibility.

In 2017, twenty three Irish and British credit unions committed their support to the inauguration of the Centre by becoming Founding Members, joined by five leading providers of services to the credit union sector. Every year since, the membership has increased as credit unions and their suppliers have seen the value that our research brings to the community finance sector. Every new member subscription expands our capacity to deliver research. Our members are listed on this page.

If you would like to join or have membership enquiries, please email Nick Money, Director of Development, at nick.money@swobodacentre.org.

The benefits of membership and the associated subscription fees are shown below. There are four packages, priced to suit different organisations. The Centre is a not-for-profit institution and all subscriptions go towards research and operational costs. Membership is subject to acceptance by the Centre’s Board.

  • Engagement with an internationally respected, not-for-profit research organisation dedicated to strengthening community and co-operative finance
  • Acknowledgment of membership in all publications
  • Early access to all research and other publications
  • Eligibility to commission and subscribe for special research projects
  • Ability to influence the research and publication agenda
  • Opportunities to participate in research activities
  • Free attendance at conferences (two attendees)
  • Free/reduced cost access to training seminars (two attendees)
  • Engagement with an internationally respected, not-for-profit research organisation dedicated to strengthening community and co-operative finance
  • Acknowledgment of membership in all publications
  • Early access to all research and other publications
  • Eligibility to commission and subscribe for special research projects
  • Ability to influence the research and publication agenda
  • Opportunities to participate in research activities
  • Free attendance at conferences (three attendees)
  • Free/reduced cost access to training seminars (three attendees)
  • Ongoing email/phone access to staff for ad hoc consultation and advice
  • Engagement with an internationally respected, not-for-profit research organisation dedicated to strengthening community and co-operative finance
  • Acknowledgment of membership in all publications
  • Early access to all research and other publications
  • Eligibility to commission and subscribe for special research projects
  • Ability to influence the research and publication agenda
  • Opportunities to participate in research activities
  • Free attendance at conferences (four attendees)
  • Free/reduced cost access to training seminars (four attendees)
  • Ongoing email/phone access to Centre staff for ad hoc consultation and advice
  • Onsite collaboration with Centre staff (at no charge except travel costs)
  • Engagement with an internationally respected, not-for-profit research organisation dedicated to strengthening community and co-operative finance
  • Acknowledgment of membership in all publications
  • Early access to all research and other publications
  • Eligibility to commission and subscribe for special research projects
  • Ability to influence the research and publication agenda
  • Opportunities to participate in research activities
  • Free attendance at conferences (five attendees)
  • Free/reduced cost access to training seminars (five attendees)
  • Ongoing email/phone access to Centre staff for ad hoc consultation and advice
  • Onsite collaboration with Centre staff (at no charge except travel costs)

Centre Members

Platinum Members

Comhar Linn INTO Credit Union, Ireland (Founder*)

Core Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

* ‘Founder’ organisations supported the inauguration of CFCFE in 2017.

Dundalk Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

Health Services Staffs Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

Gold Members

Capital Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

Central Liverpool Credit Union, England (Founder)

Commsave Credit Union, England (Founder)

Dubco Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

Enterprise Credit Union, England (Founder)

First Choice Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

Glasgow Credit Union, Scotland

Life Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

NHS Credit Union, Scotland and England (Founder)

No1 CopperPot Credit Union, England (Founder)

Savvi Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

TransaveUK Credit Union, Great Britain

Tullamore Credit Union, Ireland (Founder)

Silver Members

Bronze Members

Corporate Members – reputable suppliers to the sector who wish to support the Centre’s work

AsOne Digital Business Development, UK

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland, Ireland (Founder)

CUFA Ltd., Ireland/UK (Founder)

ECCU Assurance DAC, Ireland

Fern Software, UK/Ireland

Metamo DAC, Ireland

OCWM Law LLP, Ireland (Founder)

Payac CLG, Ireland

Solution Centre, Ireland (Founder)

Institutional Members – institutions and organisations with an aligned purpose

Filene Research Institute, United States of America