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Clann Credo co-host information evening with Dublin Rural LEADER

The seminar was aimed at community and voluntary groups; charities; social enterprises; start-ups; medium-sized businesses and amateur sports clubs who are interested in finding out more about LEADER funding. Attendees received information about the new Dublin Rural LEADER programme, including information on business grant aid levels and community loan finance.

Details were given about Clann Credo's €25 million Community LEADER Loan Fund. There were also case studies which demonstrated how community groups could avail of LEADER grants and also Clann Credo Community Loan Finance which helps to get their project off the ground. 

Martin Scully of the Skerries Chamber of Commerce spoke about their experience getting the Floraville project up and running and there was also a focus on the Fumbally Exchange in Dublin and Hook Tourism in Co. Wexford. Jennifer Hennessy Social Finance Executive of Clann Credo explained how Clann Credo worked with these projects.
"Finance should not be an obstacle that voluntary groups face", said Paul O'Sullivan CEO of Clann Credo, "It is our aim to ensure that all community groups that could benefit from Clann Credo Community Loan Finance know about us."

Dr. Chris O'Malley, CEO of Dublin Rural LEADER spoke about the important role that LEADER grants play in developing community. "Clann Credo is critical for the LEADER Programme", he said.

Dr Pat O’Connor, Chair of the Dublin Rural LEADER Local Action Group (LAG), stated that “This event will provide attendees with a working knowledge and practical demonstration of how LEADER funding can help support businesses; communities and the rural environment thrive”.
To read more about how Clann Credo can help maximise your LEADER Grant click here 
To see Clann Credo's presentation click here 
To see the presentation about Floraville click here 
To see photos from the evening click here 

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