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Community Loan Success Stories - Family & Children

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.

Turning an abandoned station into a home for a scout group is no easy feat, but the Sixmilebridge Scout Group have given the historic station house a new lease of life.

There is history attached to the Abbey Arts & Cultural Centre, in the town of Ballyshannon, The very building from which a hugely diverse programme of arts activities are overseen and ran.

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.

Success in high performance athletics requires constant investment in people, facilities and programmes. Adamstown Athletic Club’s new equipment will help to keep competitors on their toes.

Aghada Community Playgroup is accessible to all children. They offer top quality play based learning both inside and in a vast and impressive outdoor area.

Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, located in Donegal’s well-known Gweedore Gaeltacht, has played a key role in cultivating local musical talent, playing host to Enya, Clannad and Altan over the years.

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.

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'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.

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

Bringing a disused National School back into the heart of the community!

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

Ballyhooly is a vibrant village in North Cork and since 2009 the community has gone through a number of improvements.

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.

In 2014, Camp Community Council developed an AstroTurf pitch available to all the community and the surrounding areas. Clann Credo provided finance to cash flow the work.

A long awaited community playground for Carrigkerry, Co. Limerick.

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

There was clear demand for a dedicated community space that could meet existing need while also affording room for development of new services and community initiatives.

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

The group were badly in need of an updated premises to meet their needs and had a simple but ambitious plan: to develop a new integrated Youth Information and Health Service incorporating a Youth Café

For almost 50 years many of the local youth have looked to Dungarvan Scouts as a key outlet for activities and the development of essential outdoor skills and needed a new gear to expand their skills.

For over 28 years, East Clare Community Cooperative has been facilitating community-led growth and renewal in the region and the importance of their work was acknowledged by President Higgins.

Housing, education and advocacy for homeless women and children in Cork

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

Within the space of a few weeks, the specialist education and training provider EQUAL Ireland had gone from planning the acquisition of its own premises, to contemplating eviction.

Finglas Childcare was set up in 1993 to provide affordable childcare and help unemployed people return to work. 

When seeking to finance the purchase of three new boats and sails for older vessels, Galway Sea Scouts sought the support of Clann Credo.

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

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.

An inspired approach to addressing educational and skills disadvantage among young adults with intellectual disabilities!

The IKC provides useful guides to living with a dog, the cost of dog ownership, buying an dog, choosing the right dog as well as information on the legal requirements of dog ownership.

While acutely conscious of this rich heritage, the Keash Village Enhancement group is keenly focused on the area’s development and on the delivery of improved amenities for locals and visitors alike.

Creating a Music Bank, with members borrowing and using the instruments as required, it would house the necessary staging and amplifications equipment, but at quite a price.

The small coastal Wexford town of some 2000 people lacked the physical amenities, and as such, community activity lacked a focal point and a space in which to locate.

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

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

With their current space no longer supporting the needs of the community, Portarlington accepted that a new space might be exactly what they required to maximize their programs.

Raheny GAA recently secured support from Clann Credo for significant improvement works on its premises. It is just one of many clubs that have benefited from our support over the years.

More than one in five Irish children are overweight. 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.

In 2011, the building from which the group had operated for 17 years became available for purchase. An application for loan finance was submitted to Clann Credo to help finance the purchase.

Members of the Skerries Chamber of Commerce and volunteers in the Community wanted to develop a small park between the two commercial streets in the town.

But in 2008 when the Thomastown Weir stopped functioning virtually all this activity ground to a halt or was forced to move elsewhere. In response the Thomastown Community River Trust was born.

Since moving to their new premises, Wexford Gymnastics Club have approximately 1000 children coming through their doors every week and have begun competing in new disciplines.

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