Loans  >  Climate Action Loan Fund

Climate change has a real impact on communities here in Ireland as well as abroad. Many community groups want to help reduce Ireland's carbon footprint and save money by implementing cost effective energy-saving measures. 
As Ireland’s leading Community Loan Finance provider, Clann Credo can help your community climate action project with the finance it needs. Clann Credo is a not for profit charity which considers the impact your project has on your community. We have loaned over €125 million to more than 1,000 community projects nationwide since 1996. 
We now have a  special €10m Climate Action Loan Fund to help community groups maximise their impact on Climate Action by providing them with Community Loan Finance.
To download out leaflet about our €10m Community Climate Action Loan Fund, click here.
We have also started a Sustainable Energy Community!  To find out more and join, click here.

Why Clann Credo?

  • Affordable interest and repayment rates
  • No Personal Guarantees required
  • No application forms
  • Experienced, regionally-based staff - Dublin, North East, West, North West, Midlands, South
  • Community impact of project is an important consideration in your loan request



Bridging Loans

LEADER Grants are paid following submission of receipts for works completed and paid for. Clann Credo can provide you with a Bridging Loan to pay for works done on your project allowing you to claim the LEADER Grant. The Clann Credo loan is repaid when your project receives the LEADER Grant.

Match Funding Loans

The LEADER Grant process may require you to show your organisation has sufficient match finance (own funds) to cover the cost of the project. Clann Credo can provide you with a Match Funding Loan if your community group doesn’t have enough reserves to avail of the LEADER Grant. Clann Credo’s repayment terms are flexible.

Other Benefits from Clann Credo


- FREE 1 year membership for The Wheel (umbrella community group support network)

- FREE Financial Health Check for your organisation

- FREE places on Specialist Workshops for your volunteers and staff

- Access to a range of extra benefits from our partner organisations, The Wheel and TrustLaw.