Community Finance Ireland to publish first all-island Impact Report

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Community Finance Ireland will publish their first all-island Impact Report tomorrow, Thursday, 2nd July 2020, detailing the extent of their investment in communities across Ireland.

As Ireland’s and the UK’s fastest-growing social finance provider, the organisation works with groups that drive social impact, including sports clubs, social housing organisations, community projects, faith-based groups, and social enterprises.

Following the launch of their all-island Impact Report, Community Finance Ireland will host an online panel discussion on sustaining communities across the island beyond Covid-19. The panel will be chaired by broadcaster and journalist Dil Wickremasinghe. Dil will be joined by Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath, CEO of ARC Healthy Centre Julie Irvine, as well as Associate Directors of Community Finance Ireland Dónal Traynor and Phelim Sharvin.

Dónal Traynor, Associate Director of Community Finance Ireland, said: “Access to social finance will be more important than ever before as communities recover from Covid-19. With the fallout from the pandemic, we anticipate a reduction in grant funding to the community sector generally, so – in the coming years – social finance will play an increasingly vital role in supporting grassroots community organisations and social enterprises.”

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