Welcome to the Ulster Community
Investment Trust
t/a Community Finance
Ireland annual report and accounts.

A Welcome Statement.

Hello and welcome to Community Finance Ireland’s Annual Report for 2022. This year we continued to collaborate with a number of key strategic partners including the Department for Communities, Social Enterprise Northern Ireland and Chief Executives of the Third Sector (CO3), Enterprise NI and Invest NI in Northern Ireland and Social Finance Foundation, the Credit Union Movement, Rethink Ireland and Dublin City University in the Republic. 

In 2022 we worked with communities of all shapes and sizes across the island including Compass Advocacy Network, North West Mountain Rescue, Tourloughmore Hurling Club and Betania Church. Read on to hear their stories.


by UCIT Group Chairman, Damian McAteer
and Community Finance Ireland Group Chief Executive, Dónal Traynor.


“We strive to create lasting social impact in every community on the island. It’s the driving force behind everything that we do. This is evident in our work in 2022, a year which saw Community Finance Ireland make 135 loans available to communities of all shapes and sizes across the island of Ireland to the value
of €8.5m.”

Dónal Traynor,
Group Chief Executive, Community Finance Ireland

Boher gardens

Our client reach

(2016 – 2022)

Client Reach

Core loan figures

Figures are based on 2016 – 2022

Map 2021