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Covid 19 Award Update

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


Halifax Foundation NI seek to recruit an Admin Officer to join our vibrant team.


Halifax Foundation NI seek to recruit an Admin Officer to join our vibrant team.

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 undertake administrative duties for the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland

Applicants must have:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience of office based administration
  • Evidence of IT Skills 
  • GCSE or equivalent English and Maths
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ability to prioritise, work under pressure and meet deadlines

Salary: NJC Point 3-4, £18,065 - 18,426 Pro-rata

Application Pack:

Job Description

Application Form

Monitoring Form

Closing date for completed applications is 12:00 noon Monday 2nd March 2020


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.

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.





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T: 028 9032 3000

Registered in Northern Ireland Number 19019

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

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