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Recent Community Grants Awarded


In our recent quarter of the Community Grant Programme, our Trustees awarded £264,440 in funding to charities across Northern Ireland. Overall 57 charities received a Community Grant, which will support a range of different projects targeting disadvantage and disabilty, over the next year.
To see the full list of grantees, please click here.
The Community Grant Programme is curently open for new applications. Please click on the link below for more information on how to apply.




Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group Visits the Foundation

On Thursday we welcomed Chair of Lloyds Banking Group, Lord Blackwell, to visit one of our funded charities, Angel Eyes NI.

Whilst there he met with CEO Sara McCracken and her team, parents and the children this charity works hard to support. It was a great chance to showcase their new VR app funded through our Pitching4Pounds programme, which helps parents and professionals see the world through the eyes of a partially sighted child.

A big thank you to the whole Angel Eyes NI team for hosting such a lovely afternoon.  We hope Lord Blackwell enjoyed the visit as much as we did.

Certificate Presentation at the Gasworks

3 of our successful grantees were presented with certificates at the Halifax Gasworks Site today, having secured £14,000 collectively.

L'Arche Belfast were awarded £4000 towards the Root Soup's van's running costs. L'Arche helps to empower adults with learning disabilities and other marginalised groups to live full and meaningful lives, offering opportunities for friendship, participation and belonging through their daytime projects. Activities include their social enterprise Root Soup, a unique and enterprising project, delivering cookery skills training to marginalised groups across Belfast.

Homeplus NI received £5,000 towards sessional workers. Homeplus NI provides a nightly outreach service, an on-call service for rough sleepers in Belfast and run a daily drop-in centre for homeless migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers. The Street Outreach provides food, clothing, sleeping bags, first aid, advice, transport and access to temporary accommodation.

Belfast Street Pastors secured £5,000 towards costs for the Development Officer and admin support. This organisation care, listen and help, identifying vulnerable people, assisting and safeguarding, calming anti-social behaviour in the city centre and residential areas every Friday and Saturday night. They help people who find themselves in distress due to a variety of circumstances, address anti-social behaviour, lift and dispose of bottles and hand out flip-flops to avoid need of medical assistance re broken glass on the ground.

Today, the three groups met with representatives from the Halifax Gasworks site, including Jim McCooe, Head of Connect, NI Ambassador and Trustee of Halifax Foundation for NI,  and other Lloyds Banking Group colleagues. We hope everyone enjoyed the opportunity to share their experiences and showcase the great work they do.

For more information on how to apply for a grant, please click here. 


2019 Matched Giving Date Programme Open Date Announced

The Foundation is delighted to announce that the 2019 Matched Giving Programme will reopen on Monday 14th January 2019.

In 2018 there were 271 matched giving applications approved which resulted in £93,053 raised to support registered charities in Northern Ireland.  Why not raise some extra funds for a charity you support this year? The programme is open to any Lloyds Banking group colleagues in Northern Ireland.


Please click here for more information. 


Final Successful Grants for 2018 announced!

The Trustees met in December 2018 to award the last Community Grants of 2018.

To see a list of the awarded grants please click here.

The Community Grant Programme is now open for new applications in 2019. Please go to the Programmes Section of the website to find out how to apply.


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