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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. ...

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

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...

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.

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’.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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