Community Loan Finance

Clann Credo provides Community Loan Finance to community and voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises and amateur sports clubs with affordable rates and repayments not available from traditional lenders

 Loans  >  Climate 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 leader 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 almost €97m to more than 900 community projects nationwide over the past 20 years. 
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

Why Clann Credo?

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


Bridging Loans

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 for your organisation allowing you to claim the Grant. The Clann Credo loan is repaid when your club receives the Grant.

Term/Matching Loans

Clann Credo can provide you with a term loan for your Community Climate Action Project. This may be: a Capital Equipment Loan for equipment and vehicle purchase; a Working Capital Loan for wages, services and/or materials; a Property Loan, for purchase, construction or refurbishment of property, or a Match Funding Loan to demonstrate that your organisation has sufficient funds to complete a project partially funded by a grant.

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.