Matched Giving Scheme

The Matched Giving Scheme is run by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, Bank of Scotland, Halifax Foundation and Lloyds Banking Group staff in UK or Channel Islands, including Group subsidiaries.

Claim up to £1,000 for a charity of your choice!

From raffles, marathons to dress down days you can claim up to £500 a year (at a rate of £8 per hour) for time spent, outside of working hours volunteering for eligible charities. You can claim up to £500 a year to match funds you raise for registered charities that meet the Scheme's eligibility criteria. This means that you can potentially claim up to £1,000 a year by fundraising and volunteering for charities of your choice.

Once your fundraising event has taken place and you have collected the funds and/or once you have given the maximum number of hours you intend to give to the charity this calender year, please submit the appropriate fundraising or volunteering Matched Giving form online via the interchange. 

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland have been processing applications for Matched Giving from Lloyds Banking Group employees in Northern Ireland since August 2009.  


The Foundation approved a total of 270 applications to the value of £93,736 in 2019!


The Foundation approved a total of 271 applications to the value of £93,053 in 2018!

In 2018 there were 271 applications approved which resulted in £93,053 raised to support registered charities in Northern Ireland. Some of the organisations that received the matched giving funding include:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Helping Hands
  • La Dolce Vita Project
  • PIPS Hope and Support
  • Simon Community
  • St Paul’s Amateur Boxing Club

Types of Fundraising Activities included:

  • Bake Sale
  • Raffle
  • 5k run
  • Dress down day
  • Bucket Collection

Types of Volunteering included:

  • Football Coaching
  • First Aid
  • Administration Work


The Charity of the Year, Mental Health UK, received £21,233 through the Matched Giving Scheme.


Well done everyone.....keep up the good work!!


Charity of the Year

We are pleased to announce the new 2 year partnership between Lloyds Banking Group and Mental Health UK. The joint ambition of Lloyds Banking Group and Mental Health UK, a new charity which has brought together the strength and expertise of Rethink Mental Illness, Hafal, Support in Mind Scotland and MindWise, is to address this increasing need within today’s society, supporting Lloyds Banking Group’s wider ambition to help Britain prosper through tackling social and economic issues. Applications are welcome for the new Charity of the Year, please note all applications must be in the name Mental Health UK. 


The Foundation approved 326 applications to the value of £120,632 in 2017!

In 2017 there were 326 applications approved which resulted in £120,632 being granted to registered charities in Northern Ireland.  

The Charity of the Year Mental Health UK received £17,394 from the Matched Giving Scheme!!


Please visit the interchange and apply online.


For guidelines click here



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