Project: Glendermott Cricket Club
Location: Derry, Co. Derry
Loan Value: £55,000
Founded almost 100 years ago in the Waterside area of Londonderry, Glendermott Cricket Club offers the community the opportunity to get involved in sport while providing a valuable venue for community events and meetings held by local groups.
“Our Club house was in need of refurbishment as our premises had become dated. The Committee agreed that we would try to find the finances as the potential was there to increase our revenue from the social side of the club. As Club Treasurer I first approached our own bank to enquire about a loan. It became clear early on that not only would it would be costly but it felt so impersonal being diverted to the Business Team and not being able to chat with the same person. Community Finance Ireland (formerly UCIT) was recommended by our Local Cricket Union and from the first call I knew we had made the right choice. The process was made easy to understand, I was met with personally and any questions were dealt with promptly and professionally. I thank Community Finance Ireland for their investment in our club. The refurbishment to our Club House has led to an increase in sales of over 20% and an increase of membership especially from the surrounding community”.
Garth Watson, Treasurer, Glendermott Cricket Club