The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland - Community Grant Programme

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is committed to supporting underfunded, grassroots charities that enable people, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to play a fuller role in society.  Average grants are between £3,000 and £4,000 for a one year period.

Who Can Apply

The Community Grant Programme is open to any organisation registered as a charity (or those on the deemed list) with an income of less than £1 million in the previous year’s accounts.

For registered charities with a headquarters based outside Northern Ireland, the income of their Northern Ireland operation, shown in their management accounts, will be the figure used to assess the eligibility.

Applicants must leave a period of at least one year between applications but once they have received three years' consecutive funding must leave two years before reapplying.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available to support activities in the following areas:

1.       Social and Community Needs

  • Community Services

  • Advice Services

  • People with Special Needs

  • Promotion of Health

  • Civic Responsibilty

  • Cultural Enrichment

2.       Education and Training

  • Employment

  • Life Skills

  • Training and Education

Applications that are strategic in nature with a Northern-Ireland-wide benefit will be considered under the Special Initiative section of the Community Grant Programme

How To Apply

Applications can be made at any time.

Applications must be submitted online via the Foundation's Grant Portal

Applicants should receive a decision within four months of receipt of the application.