2015 Annual Stormont Reception

Foundation marks 30 years of supporting Northern Ireland’s disadvantaged

The Foundation has distributed £32.5m grant aid to more than 8,000 charities since it formed 30 years ago. The figures were revealed last night at a special 30th anniversary event to recognise and celebrate all of the organisations it has helped to improve the lives of disadvantaged people.

Through the five grant programmes in 2014 the Foundation released funding of £1.48 million, amounting to 549 separate grants for charity and community and voluntary groups from every corner of Northern Ireland.

Representatives from many of the groups funded by the Foundation attended the event. Among them was Yvonne Maguire, Senior Youth Worker at Patrician Youth Centre in Downpatrick which has received £49,600 in grant aid for its Out of School Learning Project since it first applied back in 2000.

She said: “Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland has enabled the Centre to target and respond to need in Downpatrick, through supporting the Youth Centre to deliver an out of school learning provision, namely a Homework Club and other provision for children referred from Primary Schools in the area. Over the years many families and children have benefitted from the Homework Club and are still benefitting as the programme continues to successfully operate. Many of the children involved continue to participate in youth services and have availed of the opportunities and programmes in Patrician over the years."


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