Matched Giving Scheme

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The Matched Giving Scheme is run by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, Bank of Scotland, Halifax Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group staff in UK or Channel Islands, including Group subsidiaries.

Claim up to £1,000 for a charity of your choice!

From raffles, marathons to dress down days you can claim up to £500 a year (at a rate of £8 per hour) for time spent, outside of working hours volunteering for eligible charities. You can claim up to £500 a year to match funds you raise for registered charities that meet the Scheme's eligibility criteria. This means that you can potentially claim up to £1,000 a year by fundraising and volunteering for charities of your choice.

Once your fundraising event has taken place and you have collected the funds and/or once you have given the maximum number of hours you intend to give to the charity this calender year, please submit the appropriate fundraising or volunteering Matched Giving form online.

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland have been processing applications for Matched Giving from Lloyds Banking Group employees in Northern Ireland since August 2009.  We are delighted to announce that the 2016 scheme is now open for applications.

In 2015 there were 277 applications approved which resulted in £76,026.31 being granted to registered charities in Northern Ireland.  Some of the organisations which received the funding were:

  • Action Cancer
  • Cancer Focus
  • Danny Mills Heart Foundation
  • Tiny Life

The types of fundraising activities included:

  • Quiz Night
  • Raffles
  • Colour Run
  • Dress Down Day
  • Marathons

The types of volunteering activities included:

  • Committee work
  • Football coaching
  • Administration

The Charity of the Year for 2015, BBC Children in Need, received £14,177.05 from the Matched Giving Scheme!!

Well done everyone....keep up the good work!!


To date in 2016 the Foundation have approved 337 applications to the value of £109,826.


To apply please visit the interchange and apply online.

For guidelines click here


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