Better Together

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland invests in local charities, empowering communities in greatest need to flourish.

When positive initiatives are given the power to thrive, our world changes for the better.

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Who are Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland?

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is one of four independent grant-making trusts, covering England & Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. We are funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group and together receive 0.5% of the Group’s pre-tax profits.

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is an independent charitable foundation and our policies are determined by our own Board of Trustees. 

We believe in supporting communities that champion good causes, because we’re better together.

Our Vision

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland envisions a sustainable and inclusive Northern Ireland where everyone thrives.

Our Purpose

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland invests in local charities, empowering communities in greatest need to flourish.

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Years of Grant Giving

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As part of our new Strategy –  ‘Better Together‘, we have a new suite of grant programmes available. With support available for newly registered charities, more established charities, infrastructure organisations as well as collaborations, we hope to enable charities to reach those in greatest need. 


Previously Funded Charities


GROW-NI’s projects build on community gardening, food production and cooking initiatives.  With two fantastic sites, this organisation engages participants in activities that create huge, positive, personal impact as well as fostering positive contributions to the wider community.

GROW-NI was awarded £3,836 towards facilitators, materials, refreshments, travel expenses and training to craft 6-week workshops for families impacted by the asylum system or those who have refugee status. They also developed 12 nature based workshops for current members across West & North Belfast.

Creggan Country Park

Creggan Country Park aims to provide an integrated and innovative facility for all sections of the community. Their work enhances the economic, social and environmental aspects of life for the deprived community of the Moor District Electoral Area.

They received £39,380 over 3 years towards facilitators, tools, and equipment to run a volunteering programme, which allowed this fantastic organisation the opportunity to establish a social enterprise tree nursery.

Obon on the Foyle

Obon On The Foyle is a pioneering Japanese arts charity leading the way in the development of Japanese arts in Northern Ireland.

They believe in the power of community and in using Japanese artistic practices to reduce isolation, build connections, increase social inclusion and improve mental and physical health.

Obon on the Foyle received £2,500 towards professional musicians’ fees for their festival which offered this charity the chance to promote and celebrate the cultural traditions of this ethnic minority group in the Derry area.

Slieve Croob Community First Responders

With the support of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, these fantastic community members have established a Community First Responder Scheme within Slieve Croob District Electoral Area.

Slieve Croob Community First Responders received £5,100 towards defibrillators and first aid equipment to assist those in immediate medical need in the Newry and Mourne area. The short term and long term impact of this work is truly incredible.

We are here to help your charity reach people in greatest need.


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Collaborating to Connect Communities with Funders

12, February 2024
We have a strong commitment to collaborating with others in order to provide support for the community and voluntary sector. As such, we are delighted to announce our partnership with NICVA, who will be hosting a funding fair on 28th February.