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Ballymacash Sports Academy Community Finance Ireland

Ballymacash Sports Academy Just Getting Started with Social Finance Funds from Community Finance Ireland

Ballymacash Sports Academy, based in Ballymacash outside Lisburn, Co. Antrim has been able to...
Illies Golden Gloves Boxing Club Community Finance Ireland Ulster Title Social Finance

Donegal Boxing Club Punching Above Its Weight with Two Ulster Title Wins

Last Friday night was a night that will go down in history for Donegal boxing club Illies Golden...
National Popcorn Day Community Cinema Ireland

Our Team Share Their Favourite Films on National Popcorn Day!

Today (Friday 19 January) is National Popcorn Day. With that in mind we asked some of our team what...
Gowran Outdoor Hub Community Finance Ireland Social Finance Funding

Gowran on the Move Poised to Open New One of a Kind, Inclusive Outdoor Hub in Spring 2024!

With support from Community Finance Ireland, Kilkenny County Council, and Kilkenny LEADER...
On Purpose CVSE Community Fundingf

Join Phelim Sharvin on 8 February for On Purpose: Inspiring & Showcasing Social Business

Join Phelim Sharvin in Templemore Baths in Belfast for an exciting new showcase event on 8 February...
Community Finance ireland Kilcreggan Homes Lending

Kilcreggan Homes to support 160 people across Northern Ireland every week with package from Community Finance Ireland

– £18 million social finance provided to Northern Ireland voluntary sector since 2016 –...
Hybrid Academy Carrickfergus Sportswear SME NI Small Business Loan Fund

Working capital injection gives The Hybrid Academy a sporting chance!

– Community Finance Ireland delivers £5.1 million of support in Antrim since 2016 – A...
Clifden Town Hall Mary Nohilly

The Hall is Alive with the sound of Music in Clifden

Clifden Town Hall is ready to turn it up to eleven at their local arts festival, dance classes, and...
Donal Traynor Community Finance Ireland first irish CEO appointed to FEBEA Board

Community Finance Ireland’s Donal Traynor is the First Irish CEO appointed to the Board of European Finance Federation

Community Finance Ireland’s Donal Traynor is the First Irish CEO appointed to the Board of European...
Sport NI Launch New £1m Renewable Energy Fund for Sports Clubs

Sport NI Launch New £1m Renewable Energy Fund

On 9th October 2023, Sport NI opened a new £1million pound capital investment fund which seeks to...
Donal Traynor CEO Community Finance Ireland Multiplier Effect Social Impact

The Multiplier Effect and the Benefit of Investing in Social Value Analysis Reporting

Following the launch of our Social Value Analysis Research Report earlier in the year, Community...
Gorilla Karts NISBLF Community Finance Ireland SMEs

Big and Small Wheels Turning at Gorilla Karts with Support from Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund

– NI Small Business Loan Fund makes £2.3 million available to Co Tyrone businesses –...
SERI Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland Census Campaign

Community Finance Ireland Supports SERI Census Campaign

Community Finance Ireland is pleased to announce its support for the SERI Census Campaign, a...
Community Finance Ireland Social Finance Social Value Report

Grassroots Groups Can More Than Triple Social Impact in Local Communities

Community and volunteer-led organisations who choose social finance solutions could see a social...
Community Finance Ireland Carlingford Community Centre

More Social, Less Anti-Social: New Youth Hub and Café Creates Space for Young People in Carlingford

– Community Finance Ireland delivers €1.4 million of support in Louth since 2016 – “This...
Killaloe Ballina FRC Community Finance Ireland Community Loans

Killaloe Ballina Family Resource Centre to celebrate 20th anniversary at newly refurbished premises in Co. Clare

– Community Finance Ireland delivers €7 million of support in Munster region since 2016- A new...
St Patrick's Rowing Club Dublin

New pontoon makes Dublin’s oldest skiff rowing club fully accessible

– Community Finance Ireland delivers €3.8million in support of local sports clubs – The oldest...
Community Finance Ireland Community Loans ISO9001 Accreditation

Community Finance Ireland Achieves ISO 9001 Quality Management System Accreditation

We are thrilled to announce that Community Finance Ireland (CFI) has attained the prestigious ISO...
Na Pairsaigh GAA Sports Capital Equipment Programme Grant Community Finance Ireland SCEP

Na Piarsaigh Hurling and Football Club Celebrate 80th Anniversary With Expansion Plans

– Community Finance Ireland delivers almost €1 million of financial support in Cork since 2016...
Mary Nohilly Community Finance Ireland

New Appointment to Support Clients in the Connacht and Donegal Region

Positive and dynamic professional, Mary Nohilly, joins Community Finance Ireland to help volunteers...
Crosspatrick Hall Community Finance Ireland

Renovations Bring New Lease of Life to 200-Year-Old Community Hall

A historic community hall in Crosspatrick, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny, has undergone extensive...
Compass Advocacy Network Community Finance Ireland

Community Finance Ireland Annual Report 2022 Highlights Community Projects Availing of Social Finance in 2022

This week Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd t/a Community Finance Ireland held its all island...
Dolmen Thatched Cottage 1

Dolmen Leisure Company CLG Secures €175k LEADER Funding for Thatching School in Donegal

Dolmen Leisure Company CLG has announced it has successfully secured €175,000 in LEADER funding...
International Fund For Ireland Cross Border Project Community Finance Ireland

New Cross-Border Project Seeks to Build Sustainable Communities

First cross-border workshop held in Derry~Londonderry as part of delivery programme for project...
SE Mark Donal and Stephanie

Community Finance Ireland Awarded Social Enterprise Mark Accreditation

Community Finance Ireland are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Social Enterprise...
Community Finance Ireland Mighty Hike Fundraiser MacMillan Cancer Support

Community Finance Ireland to Complete Mighty Hike in Aid of MacMillan Cancer Support

A dedicated team of ramblers from Community Finance Ireland are covering new terrain in an effort to...
Loughgiel Shamrocks GAA Community Finance Ireland

Loughgiel Shamrocks GAC Winning With Support from Community Finance Ireland

– £18 million social finance provided to Northern Ireland voluntary sector since 2016 –...
Colm Prendergast Community Finance Ireland

New Appointment for North Leinster and South Ulster Region

Solving problems and creating opportunities for groups in North Leinster and South Ulster. Bringing...
Glenasmole Community Association Dublin Community Finance Ireland Loan

New Community Centre Set to Open Doors in Glenasmole

– Community Finance Ireland delivers €4.87 million in support of Dublin communities since 2016...
Kids Together Belfast Community Finance Ireland

Kids Together building on success with support from Community Finance Ireland

– £18 million social finance provided to Northern Ireland voluntary sector since 2016 Belfast...
Compass Advocacy Network Peter Smyth Janet Schofield Community loans

Compass Advocacy Network’s CAN-DO ambitions realised with support from Community Finance Ireland

– £18 million social finance provided to Northern Ireland voluntary sector since 2016...
newcastle west tennis club limerick community finance ireland loans sport

Newcastle West Tennis Club ready to serve new members

– Community Finance Ireland delivers €1.2million in support of Limerick communities Newcastle...
Betania Church Community Finance Ireland

Every Generation Needs Help and New Romanian Church is Leading the Way

Every Generation Needs Help & a new Romanian Church is leading the way and Future Generations...

Social Finance: Utilised by 50% of Social Economy surveyed

A recent survey commissioned by Dublin City University (DCU) with responses from almost 200 social...
Supporting Social Enterprises Christmas Munster

Supporting Social Enterprises with Unique Experiences and Gift Ideas in Munster this Festive Season

The festive season is a time for reflection, for love and cheer, for making memories and spending...
Supporting Social Enterprises Christmas Ulster

Supporting Social Enterprises with Unique Experiences and Gift Ideas in Ulster this Festive Season

The festive season is a time for reflection, for love and cheer, for making memories and spending...
Supporting Social Enterprises Christmas Leinster

Supporting Social Enterprises with Unique Experiences and Gift Ideas in Leinster this Festive Season

The festive season is a time for reflection, for love and cheer, for making memories and spending...
Supporting Social Enterprises in Connacht Ireland

Supporting Social Enterprises with Unique Experiences and Gift Ideas in Connacht this Festive Season

The festive season is a time for reflection, for love and cheer, for making memories and spending...
Men's Health Awareness Community Finance Ireland

Men’s Health Awareness Month- Taking Care of Your Physical Health

November is Men’s Health Awareness month. Charities like Movember, Blue Ribbon Foundation...
Men's Mental Health Community Finance Ireland

Men’s Health Awareness Month- Taking Care of Your Mental Health

November is Men’s Health Awareness month. Charities like Movember, Blue Ribbon Foundation...
Amanda Zahringer Community Finance Ireland

Introducing Our Board: Amanda Zahringer

Amanda Zahringer is the Board Chair of UCIT Ireland t/a Community Finance Ireland. She utilises her...
Community Finance Ireland Sports Loan Donegal

Aodh Ruadh GAA Club Winning with Funding from Community Finance Ireland

– Community Finance Ireland delivers €1.6million in support for Donegal community...
Loans Social Finance Community Funding Ireland Finance for Community Groups

Community Changemakers creating space for everyone in Boher

– Community Finance Ireland delivers €1 million in support for Tipperary community...
An Mheitheal Rothar Galway Sports Loans Ireland

Cycling in Galway made Easier

An Mheitheal Rothar continue to Recycle bikes for locals and we were delighted to help. –...
Funding Social Enterprise Finance for Community Groups Loans

Unique Experiences in Derry~Londonderry this Halloween Break

The city of Derry~Londonderry has long been synoymous with Halloween. Known as the Halloween Capital...
CO3 Valuing Our Sector Report

New Report Values the Third Sector’s Input to NI Economy at £2.4bn

A new piece of research entitled Valuing Our Sector has found that the Third Sector’s value to the...

Social Finance is Not another Grant

Social Finance: is Not another Grant and the awareness of how social finance and grants differ is...
North West Mountain Rescue Community Finance Ireland

Investing in rescue vehicles puts North West Mountain Rescue Team on the right track

Community Finance Ireland makes £340,000 available to water and mountain rescue schemes in Northern...
Barry Symes Community Finance Ireland

New Head of Community Finance Ireland (ROI) is appointed

Wexford local Barry Symes brings wealth of financial expertise to local communities across the...
Social Time Blog Community Finance Ireland Donegal

Unique Experiences in Donegal

are being delivered by volunteers and community champions behind local visitor experiences. When...
Community Finance Ireland Donal Traynor Social Finance

Social Finance: What’s the point?

The ambition of all within the Social Economy is to encourage sustainability and reduce levels of...
Top Tips for GAA Fundraising

Top Ten Fundraising Ideas as heard from GAA Clubs across the island

Fundraising is one of the key income sources for GAA clubs. Unlike most mainstream lenders...
Community Finance Ireland Annual Report 2021 Shannon Rugby and Football

Community Finance Ireland Annual Report Launches and 76 Community and Social Enterprises Avail of Social Finance in 2021

Today (16 June 2022) Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd t/a Community Finance Ireland held its...

Getting a Yes to Your Social Finance Application is Easier When You Know the Top Tips in Advance

Social finance is a unique form of funding. It helps communities and social enterprises make...
Community Finance Ireland Hybrid Working

The Uniqueness of Hybrid Working is Different for Everyone

As an all-island brand, with a growing team, our colleagues live and work in Down, Antrim, Meath...
Dress for Success Community Finance Ireland

Community Finance Ireland Thrilled to Work with Foyle Women’s Aid On Their Dress for Success Project

Last week Donal Traynor our CEO was on hand to help ‘Dress for Success’ expand its reach...
Nora Keogh Ireland Refugee

Community Finance Ireland Delighted to Support Refugees Ireland

Today CFI’s impact was in evidence as Nora Keogh Client Relationship Manager for the Munster region...
social finance information sessions

Join Community Finance Ireland for key tips on how to make a successful social finance application

In conjunction with our strategic partners SocialFinance.ie, Community Finance Ireland will host...
Marina Western Forestry Co-Op Community Finance Ireland

Every Effort Helps the Larger Climate Change Challenges

Our all island team are very aware that every small step can help the enormous challenges that...

Saying Goodbye to 2021 and Thank You to the 71 Change makers who secured £5.3m (€6.2m) this year

This time last year we all had hopes that the Pandemic would be done and dusted. We are all aware...
Limerick Gateway to Education

Community Finance Ireland continues on its drive for Social Impact as it Supports Local Charity Limerick Gateway to Education

Today CFI’s impact was evidenced as Nora Keogh Client Relationship Manager for the Munster region...
Emmett O'Hara Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Emmett O’Hara

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Donal Traynor Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Donal Traynor

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Lita Notte Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Lita Notte

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Nicky McElhatton Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Nicky McElhatton

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Pauline Carolan Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Pauline Carolan

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Barry Symes Sport

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Barry Symes

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Terri Martin Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Terri Martin

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Phelim Sharvin Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Phelim Sharvin

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Community Finance Ireland Belfast Premises

New Belfast Headquarters Signals Ongoing Confidence in the Needs of the Sector

This week marks a reduction in some of the Covid-19 restrictions on the island of Ireland. While...
Nora Keogh Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Nora Keogh

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Peter Smyth Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Peter Smyth

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Anne Graham Sports

Meet Our Sports Change-Makers: Anne Graham

At Community Finance Ireland 37% of our loan portfolio is made up of organisations from the sporting...
Community Finance Ireland Sports Fund Finn Valley Brendan Boyce

Community Finance Ireland Launch New €5m All-Island Sports Fund to support the next generation of heroes

Ireland has celebrated a summer of sporting success at national and international level, but when we...
Sports Funding for Community Clubs

Community Finance Ireland Launch New £5m All-Island Sports Fund in Anticipation of Increased Demand from Sports Clubs

Following a summer where local sporting heroes made their mark at national and international level...
Community Finance Ireland Annual Report 2020

Community Finance Ireland Annual Report Launches and 169 Community and Social Enterprise Projects Avail of Social Finance in 2020

Today (16 September 2021) Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd t/a Community Finance Ireland held...

Join Us For Our Webinar | Financial As Well As Physical Fitness Is Key To Success

We are inviting you to attend our short Zoom Webinar event on Thursday 23 September from 12 noon to...

Meet Our Change-Makers: Phelim Sharvin

At Community Finance Ireland we take a hands-on approach when it comes to working with our clients...
Easi Guarantee Social Enterprise Survey

Have your say about how Social Enterprises are financed in Ireland today

Put aside 15 minutes and you might win our €250 thank you voucher. The launch of a collaborative...

Meet Our Change Makers: Barry Symes

At Community Finance Ireland we take a hands-on approach when it comes to working with our clients...

Meet Our Change-Makers: Peter Smyth

At Community Finance Ireland we take a hands-on approach when it comes to working with our clients...

Meet Our Change-Makers: Anne Graham

At Community Finance Ireland we take a hands-on approach when it comes to working with our clients...

Community Finance Ireland Launch €/£10m All-Island Recovery Loan Fund

Community Finance Ireland has today (24 June 2021) announced a £/€10 million All-Island Recovery...

Meet Our Change Makers: Emmett O’Hara

At Community Finance Ireland we take a hands-on approach when it comes to working with our clients...

Join Us For Our Webinar | The Road Back Offers Opportunities

We are inviting you to attend our short Zoom Webinar event on Thursday 24 June from 12 noon to...

Congratulations to Fort Dunree Donegal

€12 million investment into one of our first clients in the Republic Today was a very good day. It...

Minister Deirdre Hargey announces release of £7.5 million to support NI based charities

And Community Finance Ireland are on hand to help administer it. Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey...

Community Finance Ireland appoints new Associate Director for the Republic of Ireland

Emmett O’Hara brings wealth of financial expertise to local communities across Leinster. Community...

Lifetime Achievement Award for Audrey Murray, MBE

Audrey Murray, MBE, who spent her career as a champion for marginalised communities in Northern...

Community Finance Ireland appoints new CEO

Dónal Traynor pledges social finance solutions for every community across the island of Ireland...
Dónal Traynor Wicklow Community Finance

Community Finance Ireland Invests in Wicklow Communities

Tinahely Community Sports Hall, Arklow Gerladine’s Ballymoney GAA Club and Hillside...
Community Finance Ireland Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Northern Ireland

Hello Change-makers – We are Open for CBILS applications

Earlier this summer we were accredited as a lender under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan...
Community Finance Ireland Webinar

Community Finance Ireland Invested €30 million in Communities Over Four Year Period

A makeover for the annual ‘Willie Clancy Festival’ in Clare, an upgrade for Ballinasloe Town Hall...
Community Finance Ireland Phelim Sharvin

NI Communities Open For Business as CVSE Sector Funding at Record Level

A leading social finance provider has recorded its highest ever level of funding for the community...
Community Finance Ireland Welcomes New Funding Initiatives

Community Finance Ireland Welcomes New Funding Initiatives for Community Sector

Community Finance Ireland, the fastest-growing social finance provider across Ireland and the UK...

Unprecedented Challenges

We are doing everything possible to support community organisations in coming to terms with the...

FEBEA Hold Board Meeting in Belfast

The European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers (FEBEA) held a board meeting...
Community Finance Ireland All Stars Business Accreditation

Community Finance Ireland Receives An All Star Accreditation for Customer Excellence

Community Finance Ireland were awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star accreditation at an...
Community Finance Ireland client Artspace CIC

Funding boost for Arts-based Social Enterprise

A unique social enterprise in Derry is offering art and wellbeing programmes for people with severe...

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