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Job Opportunity

 

We have a current vacancy for the following position:

GRANTS OFFICER

(Maternity Cover) 17.5 hours per week for initial anticipated period of 6 months

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’ recent experience of carrying out financial verification or monitoring & evaluation within the voluntary and community sector.

Salary: £26,580 pro rata

 

Applications must be received by Friday 22nd February at 12 noon

 

Job Description

Application Form

Monitoring Form

 

 

2019 Matched Giving Date Programme Open Date Announced

 
The Foundation is delighted to announce that the 2019 Matched Giving Programme will reopen on Monday 14th January 2019.

In 2018 there were 271 matched giving applications approved which resulted in £93,053 raised to support registered charities in Northern Ireland.  Why not raise some extra funds for a charity you support this year? The programme is open to any Lloyds Banking group colleagues in Northern Ireland.

 

Please click here for more information. 

 

Final Successful Grants for 2018 announced!

The Trustees met in December 2018 to award the last Community Grants of 2018.

To see a list of the awarded grants please click here.

The Community Grant Programme is now open for new applications in 2019. Please go to the Programmes Section of the website to find out how to apply.

 

Annual Charity Celebration Event

 

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland gave £1.087million in grants to 326 charities in its latest funding period, directly helping improve the lives of 391,000 people.

The figures were revealed as the Foundation held its annual event at Stormont to celebrate the work of hundreds of charities that respond to the needs of disadvantaged and disabled people.

The 600 separate grants were awarded to a  variety of projects that included food banks, autism support, services for children and young people, help for the elderly and for people with learning disabilities.

Brenda McMullan, Executive Director of the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland said the aim was to get much needed cash to charities working directly to help the most impoverished of communities.

She added: “The Voluntary and Community sector continues to experience great challenges in the face of budget cuts and ongoing economic austerity, that’s why we are really proud that the funding we provide to these organisations  allows them to offer a lifeline to communities that are in dire need.”

The Foundation also announced that a pilot project to provide expert mentoring support to charities will become a permanent part of its activities, with 20 organisations being helped this year.

The Charity Mentoring Programme matches skilled bank staff with senior charity personnel to provide advice in areas such as leadership, governance, HR and financial management.

Jim McCooe, a Foundation Trustee and Lloyds Banking Group Ambassador for Northern Ireland, said the pilot had been  an overwhelming success and they were delighted to be  extending the programme .

He added: “Using the skills of our employees is one of the ways we can help charities with their essential work.. The feedback from our colleague mentors was that they had felt incredible pride in being able to support charities who are working to improve the lives of people in need, while the mentees said that had helped them gain the skills required to meet the challenges of working in this most difficult of sectors.

 

Recent Community Grants Awarded

 

In our most recent round of Community Grant Funding, 74 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.

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E: grants@halifaxfoundationni.org

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