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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.



In order to keep pace with technology and improve the experience of users, the Abbey Arts & Cultural Centre decided to upgrade its audio systems and sought Clann Credo’s support for the initiative.

Clann Credo is proud to be associated with the work of the Abbeyshrule Tidy Village Committee, which holds the rare distinction of winning multiple awards at both national and European levels.

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

Clann Credo is happy to support the AAANE project in helping recovering addicts to successfully negotiate a route back into employment and greater social participation.

Clann Credo was happy to support Adamstown Athletic Club with Community Loan Finance. The Club's positive impact on the Adamstown community was clear.

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.

When local concern arose for the poor state of repair of an old mine building in Allihies, Clann Credo provided the financial support needed to transform the old Methodist church into a mining museum.

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

Clann Credo is happy to support the Aradara Sheltered Housing Association. The project addresses an obvious social deficit by addressing the needs of the local elderly population.

Clann Credo provided short term funding for the development of a new IT centre that augments local skills and mitigates loneliness among older community members in Askamore.

Clann Credo's support enabled the Athboy Archery Club to purchase specialised archery equipment to help the Club participate in a greater number of events and create a more inclusive environment.

The Aughnamullen Sports, Leisure & Social Development Association dreamed of turning their local GAA club house into a community focal point. Financing from Clann Credo made this dream a reality.

Clann Credo supports the Avondhu Blackwater Partnership because we believe in the importance of their work in assisting communities in the Fermoy/ Mallow area to battle the impact of the downturn.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

With the help of Clann Credo, Clár ICH provides homes for older people, those with disabilities and for emigrants returning home.

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

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.

Clann Credo assisted the Copper Coast Geopark in Waterford with the development of a new centre, which now acts as a hub for the entire park.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Multyfarnham was hard hit by the closure of its Agricultural College, so with Clann Credo's help, a coalition of local groups constructed an entirely new Community Centre and Sports Hall

When the going got tough for NWDP, Clann Credo was there with financial support, helping them to continue providing communities with critical services.

The Poppintree Centre ran into resource problems shortly after opening. Luckily, longterm financing provided by Clann Credo allowed the centre to overcome these problems.

At Rathmore SAG, with the help of Clann Credo, young and old work together to help create a vibrant community, caring for the needs of the elderly and the young.

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

Clann Credo’s financial support allowed the Rosses Point Sea Scouts to upgrade their premises, where they pass on the skills and secrets of seafaring to younger generations.

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

Clann Credo has provided support for the St James Camino Network, which has quietly established one of the most successful drug treatment programmes anywhere in the developed world.

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'.

Clann Credo provided two types of loans for this unique and exciting project because of the clear social, economic and educational benefits delivered to a wind range and diversity of people.

With the support of Clann Credo, the new and improved Tullow Tennis club has become a powerful example of how communities can rebuild and rejuvenate from within.

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