Carnaross GAA Club, Co. Meath - A82 DW01

Club Features on European Investment Bank website

Carnaross GFC made international headlines after the European Investment Bank used us as an example for it's new funding initiative for community organisations.

The announcement by Social Finance Foundation, of two new Agreements will mean greater access to social finance loans for organisations in the social sector.

Following our recent clubhouse development, the club was featured as one of two examples of the type of community-based activities supported as follows:

Carnaross GFC Co. Meath – supported by SFF / Community Finance Ireland

With a current membership of almost 450 this GAA club was beginning to run out of space and needed to modernize and build for the future. Its growing, diverse and vibrant membership recognized a new clubhouse was needed. One that could support both young and adult level requirements. This project was costed at €318K. The community and members came together, raised a significant amount of funds themselves and secured some grants. But they had a shortfall. Their term loan was the solution to this short-fall and Community Finance Ireland were delighted to help, as the management and the club was proof of a sustainable and viable community project. Today their new clubhouse is operational. It has all the modern facilities you would expect such as new dressing rooms for all plus the ability to support the ongoing community connections and foster the love of the game.

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