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A Vision for the Future: Our Strategy 2020-2023

Halifax Foundation NI exists to support charities within Northern Ireland, enabling people who are disadvantaged or with additional needs, to participate actively in their communities.

The Foundation have been supporting disadvantaged groups since 1985, funding over 10,500 projects to the tune of £37.5M. This would not have been possible without the support of Lloyds Banking Group, our sole donor.

We are delighted to launch our strategy for 2020 – 2023, ‘A Vision for the Future’. Based on research we carried out in the Third Sector – with non-profit organisations, recently funded groups and umbrella organisations supporting the community and voluntary sector, our Strategy will see the creation of four new grants programmes. Grant programmes have been streamlined to ensure charities can spend more time delivering their essential work, rather than completing lengthy application forms.

Job Opportunity

 

We have a current vacancy for the following position:

GRANTS OFFICER

(Maternity Cover) 28 hours per week for initial anticipated period of 9 months

 

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is a grant making Foundation, supporting grassroots charities that enable people, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to play a fuller role in society.

Job purpose:

To assist with the management of activities of the Foundation especially in relation to assessment, monitoring and evaluation of grant applications.

Applicants must have:

 

A minimum of 1 years’ experience of carrying out grant assessment within the voluntary and community sector OR

A minimum of 1 years’ experience of carrying out financial verification or monitoring & evaluation within the voluntary and community sector.

Salary: NJC point 19-24, £24,799-£26,999 pro rata (depending on experience)

 

Closing date for complete applications is 12 noon Friday 11th October 2019

 

Application Pack

Job Description

Application Form

Monitoring Form

Data Privacy Notice

 

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.

https://www.halifaxfoundationni.org/programmes/community-grant-programme

 

 

 

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. 

 

Closing Date

Contact Us

11-15 Donegall Square North
Belfast 

BT1 5GB

T: 028 9032 3000
E: grants@halifaxfoundationni.org

Registered in Northern Ireland Number 19019

Accepted as a charity by the Inland Revenue under reference NIC 101763

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