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Recent Community Grants Awarded


In our most recent round of Community Grant Funding, 60 organisations received a grant from us. We wish all organisations every success in the delivery of their projects over the next year.
To see the full list of awardees, please click here.




The ‘Our Community in MIND’ programme is a new Foundation initiative aimed at registered charities who support Mental Health in Northern Ireland.

The programme is open to charities with an income less than £1million, with a particular focus on Mental Health. Successful charities will be awarded a £10,000 grant over 12 months.

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Pitching4Pounds Winners Announced!

On Monday 5th February 2018 the 8 finalists of the Pitching4Pounds Programme met at Galgorm Resort and Spa to deliver their pitches to the judging panel. Many thanks to all the charities who took part, each one presenting their own unique project with enthuisiasm and passion. The competition was fierce!

Unfortunately, there could only be 2 winners of the £15,000 awards, they were awarded to Angel Eyes NI and Portadown Cares.

Angel Eyes would like to develop a Sight Loss Virtual Reality Application for mobile devices to help parents and professional understand the challenges partial brings. This app would enable them to bring together the expertise from Clinicians, parents and IT Technicians to create a tool which will bring benefits to the families they support, empower parents with knowledge and understanding to help support and advocate for their chilld and raise awareness to educators, health professionals and a wider audience on the impact of sight loss.

Portadown Cares would like to facilitate and participate in the Engaging and Educating Young People with Learning Difficulties Leaving Care programme. These young people are forced to leave the care system that most of them have been in since infant hood and many of them have no life skills. They would teach them basic home maintenance skills, cooking skills and money management, amongst other skills.

The six runners up however, were not left empty handed. Each of these organisations received a £400 unrestricted award to help them support their vision.

A special thank you to Matthew Teague, from Entrepreneurial Spark for supporting all our charities in making the perfect pitch. Matthew also provided feedback to our pitchers to strengthen their presentations further! 

We hope to run this programme again in the future. Please keep checking back for more information.


Angel Eyes

Portadown Cares



Assistance Dogs

Buddy Bear Trust

Eating Disorders NI

Gender Jam

LCC Community Trust





Recent Grants Awarded


In our most recent round, 74 organisations were awarded a grant from our Community Grant Programme.


Click here for more information on the grants awarded.


Well done to all and we wish you every success! 


'Pitching 4 Pounds' launches at Stormont event


New programme 'Pitching 4 Pounds’ launched this week at our annual reception at Parliament Buildings. This is a new pilot project launched  by the Foundation which will award £15,000 to two successful charities, whose ideas impress the judging panel.
Brenda McMullan, Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland Manager, said: “We are very excited to be launching this latest programme and can’t wait to see charities come up with new ideas to help deprived communities in Northern Ireland.”
Jim McCooe, a Foundation Trustee and Lloyds Banking Group Ambassador for Northern Ireland added: “Lloyds Banking Group is extremely proud to support the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland.  The work that the Foundation does makes a difference to thousands of people in need right across Northern Ireland, and it sits right at the heart of our ambition to help Northern Ireland to prosper.
The new programme was announced during an annual reception at Parliament Buildings celebrating the work of all of the charities that have received funding from the Foundation.
In its latest round of funding the Foundation supported 313 charities with grants of £972,353. A grand total of £34.8m has been distributed to more than 9,000 projects during the Foundation’s 32 year history.




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