Grant programmes provide foundation for changing lives

The Lloyd’s TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland celebrated the work of more than 500 organisations that are working to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged people, at a special event in Parliament Buildings at Stormont.

Through its six grant programmes over the last year, the Foundation released record funding of £1.8million to 533 charities and community and voluntary groups from every corner of Northern Ireland.

Sandara Kelso-Robb, Executive Director of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland, paid tribute to the incredible work carried out by all of the community-based organisations.

“These people represent the many great organisations operating in Northern Ireland.  They are made up of dedicated volunteers working hard, often without recognition, to provide vital facilities and services for people of all ages in the local community. Without financial support, these groups simply would not exist.

“ We are continuing to meet the escalating needs of the local community by funding these groups and are delighted to celebrate another successful year of investment in important projects that are making a difference to so many lives.”

She was speaking at a special reception in the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings where MLAs and members of the Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group joined representatives from groups across Northern Ireland to recognise and celebrate their achievements.

The reception was hosted by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland who said:

“In the 26 years since it was formed, the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland has contributed more than £27 million to a vast range of projects aimed at improving conditions in socially deprived areas.”

The representatives from groups throughout Northern Ireland were welcomed to the reception in Parliament Buildings by the Minister and MLAs representing constituencies in all six counties.


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