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Community Loan Success Stories - Accessibility

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.



An Gairdín Beo is an entirely urban variant of the allotment idea and was established in 2014 at the heart of Carlow Town on what was formerly a disused, overgrown site close to St Leo’s Convent.

In their search for a suitably sized and centrally located premises, the Association came upon an old ESB warehouse in Drogheda, which they subsequently acquired.

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’.

Along with the usual soccer programmes, Cahir Park hosts the Football for All programme that is aimed at giving children with disabilities from the ages of 6 to 16 a chance to meet every Sunday.

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

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

Headway was founded in 1985 as a support group by families and interested professionals to address the needs of people with brain injuries, their carers and families.

For affected families, it can be a frightening, isolating experience, particularly when there is nowhere to turn for support and information on autism, but Irish Autism Action (IAA) is trying to help ...

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

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