A community fund is a key part of our social contribution to the local area.

Brendan Lynch Scholarship

The Brendan Lynch Scholarship was established in 2018 and is a partnership between Donore Credit Union & Griffith College Dublin.

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Community Support Fund

It was established based on the findings in our "Social Return on Investment" report which was published in 2020.



Grew membership of the Credit Union by 6% to 4,776.



Issued 1,530 new loans totalling €5.8 million andOffered nine types of loan products ranging from €100 to €150,000.


Community Benefits

Organised some 20 prize draws, supported 16 community groups.


Everyone Wins

Continued to provide free insurance and offered three types of savings products for members.

Not a Member? No problem

Not a Member? No problem

Aingil Ni Bhroin Scholarship

Aingil and her sister Treasa were the driving force behind the establishment of Ireland's First Credit Union here in the Liberties, Dublin 8. It was their courage and vision in 1958 that laid the foundation for the nationwide credit union movement.

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Types of organisations

We are seeking applications from the following types of organisations

Community Restoration

Green Initiatives


Sports Clubs

Health & wellbeing

Senior Citizens Clubs

Arts & Culture

Other organisations/clubs in the area.

Application Form

Community groups, individuals or organisations in our local area are eligible to submit an application.

Simply download the application form and fill it in either electronically or by hand and return it to us via email.


  1. Download the PDF or word file.
  2. Fill in all the details
  3. Email it back to


  1. Print the PDF File
  2. Fill in all the details with a pen
  3. Bring it in to us at 22 Rutledge Terrace, Dublin 8.

Donations & Sponsorships

The community fund is an initiative designed to support projects within our common bond for social, cultural or charitable purposes.

Donations & Sponsorships 2022
  • Kevin's Hurling & Camogie Club 2021/2022 - Donation to the Donore ABC Nursery to help with funding of sports gear & equipment for boys & girls aged 4-7.

  • Warrenmount Primary School 2021/2022 - Contribution towards mural artwork on the school grounds.

  • Liberties Festival August 2022 - Funding for the Blue Rinse Ball for the senior residents in the local area.

  • Oliver Bond Celtic Football Club July 2022 - Funding for the transport & accommodation for their game against Derry.

  • Liberty Weavers June 2022 - Donation to support their event at the Tenters 100 festival in Oscar Square

  • Maryland Community Association June 2022 - Project funded the refurbishment of the Maryland Grotto.

  • Shannon's Hopeline May 2022 - Funding towards educating young people & families about the importance of mental health & suicide prevention.

  • James's Street Secondary School May 2022 - Donation towards students sports & activity day.
Donations & Sponsorships 2021
  • Morgan Haydon November 2021 - Recipient of the Brendan Lynch Scholarship in partnership with Griffith College Dublin.

  • Eric Lysaght November 2021 - Recipient of the Aingil Ni Bhroin Scholarship.

  • Maryland Community Association August 2021 - Donation for the Maryland street festival.

  • Pieta House May 2021 - Donation for the Darkness into Light fundraiser.

  • Donore Boxing Club February 2021 - Funding for equipment & boxing outfits with Donore logo.

  • Donore Drug & Alcohol Team February 2021 - Donation for service that helps people to overcome & recover from addiction

  • Our Ladies Hospice Harold's Cross January 2021 - Project to fund care taking.

Social Return On Investment Study

In 2020, Donore Credit Union was the first credit union in Ireland to conduct a social return on investment study. This study continues to be at the forefront of national discussions about ascertaining the social value of credit unions which has resulted in additional social return studies of Irish credit unions being published in 2022 & 2023.