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Clann Credo Success Stories

Organisations benefiting include; Community & Voluntary, Charities, Sports Clubs, Social Enterprises and organisations tackling community, social and environmental issues.

Clann Credo is a charity and recycles capital repayments into new loans to continuously increase the Community Loan Finance available so more community organisations can benefit in the future.

As Ireland’s largest social finance provider, we have re-imagined lending and believe that finance can be a catalyst for good in communities.



Community Groups have big ideas and LEADER grants help make those visions become realities. But Bridging Finance and and Match Funding can be obstacles for groups trying to avail of LEADER Grants. ...

The Acre Project in Cellbridge, County Kildare, creates space for learning by providing eco-friendly internal and external spaces where local communities can gather.

North Wall Community Development Programme provides critical services including: childcare, community employment, and educational courses. Clann Credo was there when the going got tough....

With the help of Clann Credo, Clár Irish Centre for Housing (Clár ICH) in Claremorris Co. Mayo provides homes for older people,those with disabilities and for emigrants who wished to return home. But ...

Rathmore SAG identified social issues in their rural Kerry community. So with the help of Clann Credo, young and old work together to help create a vibrant community, caring for the needs of the elder...

Stella Maris FC has not only provided legendary international footballers, but also plays a significant part of the community in Dublin. Clann Credo has helped them create a 'Field of Dreams'.

Waterford’s Copper Coast is just one of 53 sites worldwide that are officially recognised as containing a geological heritage of global significance.

When Tullow Tennis Club closed its gates for the last time sixteen years ago, few were surprised.

Named after the famous pilgrim’s route in northern Spain, the St James' Camino Network (SJCN) was formed in 1997, in response to the drugs crisis in Dublin’s inner city.

Thirty years ago, marine archaeologists working near Rosses Point uncovered the wrecked remains of vessels from the ill-fated Spanish Armada that had run aground in storms 500 years previously.

Not long after opening its doors the Poppintree Early Education Centre was experiencing difficulties. The problems were not of its making but, left unchecked, could have threatened the longer-term sur

The Westmeath town of Multyfarnham was hard hit by the closure of its well-known Agricultural College, which had been run by the Franciscan Order.

In the early hours of Christmas Day 2009, disaster struck in Longford town, when the historic St Mel’s Cathedral was extensively damaged by fire. Sub-zero temperatures hampered the fire-fighting effort a

Every crisis throws up at least one clever, innovative idea. The Men’s Shed movement began life in Australia but gained huge traction internationally with the 2008 global downturn.

Despite our often rugged landscape, it wasn’t until 1965 that organised mountain rescue came to this island.

Nobody knows how many people are affected by Autism in Ireland.

For almost 70 years the Glenealy Village Hall has hosted every conceivable form of community activity, celebration and service.

Some 50 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, a condition that can be controlled but never cured.

History is all around you on the Hook Head peninsula. Every visitor, guest and unwelcome invader left traces of their passage through this gateway to southeast Ireland, over the years.

Clare Accessible Transport aims to do more than simply move people from place to place.

When the people of Castledaly required short-term financial assistance, they turned to Clann Credo.

It would be well-nigh impossible to place a monetary value on those physical structures known generically as ‘community centres’.

What once played host to visitors and tourists in Donegal Town, is now home to a specialised centre that offers vital services and support to families with special needs dependents.

Bawnboy sits close to Cavan’s border with Fermanagh. In the 1850s - as Ireland struggled with hunger and acute poverty - the town was chosen as the location for a workhouse, a place where the poorest

Sometimes access to funding can literally be a matter of life and death. In 1986, two Ballybunion natives - Mike Flahive and TJ McCarron - were called to assist with the rescue of two people lost in c

Sport has a remarkable capacity to break down barriers and diminish the differences between people. As such it is powerful force for integration and inclusion.

In the late 1970s community activists in Askamore purchased an old school for the considerable sum of £100,000 - all of it collected through local fundraising.

While the scale and scope of Clann Credo’s work has expanded to include projects overseas, the core values and ethos remain unchanged.

At least one half of this proud football club can trace its origins all the way back to a Saturday afternoon card game in the local pub.

Beating an addiction to narcotics is just the start of the battle for some. Once they have quelled the addiction, they still face the struggle to rebuild their lives.

The small village of Abbeyshrule holds the rare distinction of winning multiple awards at both national and a European level.

There is history attached to the Abbey Arts & Cultural Centre, in the town of Ballyshannon.

The centre provides practical support for the indigenous film infrastructure through assistance for low budget film-makers, the facilitation of training and the provision of post-production facilities

Concern about the needs of elderly people in the Mayo town of Newport prompted the formation of St Dominick’s Housing Association.

It has been at the heart of the community for 21 years, providing services and supports for young and old and every age in between.

The Redbranch Cafe Project is determined to reverse these rather ominous trends.

Kyle GAA Club nestles in the borderlands between Tipperary, Offaly and Laois, although it is the latter county that the club calls home.

The Avondhu Blackwater Partnership (ABP) was formed in 2008 through the merger of two local development bodies, to ensure a more coherent and strategic delivery of key local services.

With the Caha mountains at its back and the Atlantic Ocean to the fore, Allihies parish sits at the most southwesterly point of Ireland on Cork's Beara Peninsula.

With financial support from Clann Credo, the community in Ballybane has built its own state of the art Community Centre.

Clann Credo's support for work undertaken by the Abbeytown/ Abbeyview Residents Association encapsulates the role of social finance in the community.

In 2004, members of the local Vincent de Paul formed the association to address the needs of the local elderly population. Through their close contact with the community they had seen how many of the

Aughnamullen Sports, Leisure & Social Development Association developed a plan to upgrade the local GAA club house to meet this obvious deficit. Their aim was to add a Fitness Suite, changing faciliti...

Vantastic provides an accessible transport service for people with mobility difficulties.

Kate was on the streets at 11 years of age, wholly defenseless and thrust suddenly into danger and despair. She did not choose the streets, but dreadful circumstances in the family home and poor state