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2020 Halifax Foundation Funding reaches £1 Million!

Halifax Foundation NI has now awarded over £1m in grants to 215 charities here in Northern Ireland.
Thanks to the continued funding commitment from Lloyds Banking Group, we have now provided £1,006,744 to 215 charities in Northern Ireland. This included over £700,000 in emergency funding for charities responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
We continue to support charities who need us to help re-establish their services as lockdown measures ease.
For information on how to apply please click here 

COVID-19 Update £701,169 awarded to 165 charities

We are trying to help as many charities as possible during this difficult time so we are streamlining our grants to make it easier to access aid quickly and to ensure that we reach as many organisations supporting communities in distress as possible.

At the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland we will continue to do all we can to stand with the Sector during the COVID-19 crisis. 

So far, since the lockdown was announced, we have awarded £665k to 155 charities.

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Further Covid-19 funding update

A big thank you to NI charities working to help vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis.  We are pleased to announce that as of 20th April 2020 we have awarded £388,000 in grants to 66 charities providing food, domestic abuse support, mental health and employability services, to name but a few.

Covid 19 Response

We are delighted to announce that we have awarded £133,571 this week to Charities supporting their local communities during the Covid 19 outbreak.  We are truly humbled by the amazing efforts of our charity and community sectors during these very uncertain and unprecedented times.  Both our small and medium grant programmes are open for applications – any Covid related applications designed to support the community at this time of crisis will be prioritised and turned around as quickly as possible.



Coronavirus Response


Dear Charities

We understand that Coronavirus will present a number of challenges to the charities which we support throughout Northern Ireland over the coming weeks and months.  We also recognise that charities will be an even more crucial support mechanism than ever in these unprecedented times in providing both practical and emotional support and tackling isolation.

We want to ensure that we can support you in any way that we can which will include flexibility around funding and reporting.  If your charity is affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and you receive grant funding from us:


  • We will be reasonable if you need to request budget changes to ensure your projects can continue.


  • We will consider any project extension requests sympathetically.


  • If you think you will struggle to meet your end of project evaluation deadline please get in touch to request an extension.


From 19 March 2020 we will be closing our Belfast Office and will be working remotely until further notice – if you need to get in touch with us please email us at and we will endeavour to answer all queries and requests as quickly as possible.

Our Small and Medium Grants Programmes will remain open, please visit our website should you wish to apply at - we will consider applications supporting the community at this time of crisis and endeavour to get funds out quickly.

We want to reassure you that we will do whatever we can to support you in the coming weeks and months during these exceptional and difficult times.

Best wishes,



Brenda McMullan

Executive Director

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland



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