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Our Partners

Clann Credo works in close association with these key organisations:

Social Finance Foundation 
The Social Finance Foundation (SFF) was established in response to proposals made in a number of reports.  These reports, initiated by Clann Credo, recommended the promotion and the development of social finance in Ireland by enhancing the level of resources available for social finance lending. 

Initial seed capital funding of €25m was provided to the SFF by the banking sector through its representative body, the Irish Banking Federation (IBF). These monies have significantly increased the funding available for lending at affordable rates for social finance projects. In 2009, the SFF concluded a new, 12-year loan agreement with the country’s retail banks. This will see €72 million in loan finance being provided to SFF over the coming years.

The SFF does not lend to individual projects and borrowers; it is a wholesale fund which provides loan capital to Social Lending Organisations, including Clann Credo. As an approved Social Lending Organisation, Clann Credo borrows funds from the SFF for onward lending to projects.

The Wheel 
The Wheel is a support and representative body connecting community and voluntary organisations and charities across Ireland. It currently has over 850 member organisations.  It offers many supports to its members including extensive information on grants through Fundingpoint, training and networking events, advice and guidance on many issues such as governance and managing your organisation.  The Wheel also performs a vital advocacy role for the sector. 

The Wheel has a special offer open to Clann Credo clients:
(a)  50% discount on Fundingpoint membership for organisations that become clients of Clann Credo for a one year subscription. 

(b)  50% discount on Wheel membership for a one year subscription for organisations that borrow from Clann Credo.