Lloyds Bank Foundation for Northern Ireland which has contributed £33.8m to the Voluntary and Community sector over the past 30 years has been re-named the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland.
Executive Director, Sandara Kelso-Robb explained that the decision to rebrand was made because the Halifax, which is part of Lloyds Banking Group, has a very strong presence in Northern Ireland with 16 local branches, a major contact centre and many thousands of customers. Rebranding in this way will further help drive recognition across the charitable sector for the Foundation.
Through its grant programmes in the last funding year the Foundation approved grants of £1.27 million, amounting to 647 separate grants for groups from every corner of Northern Ireland.
There are two significant changes to their Grant Making
- The Foundation will now accept applications throughout the year, no longer working towards quarterly closing dates, offering more flexibility to local registered charities. Please allow 4 months for the decision process to take place.
- The Foundation will no longer be in a position to support organisations which are not registered charities.
How to Apply
If you have any questions, please contact the office on 028 90 32 3000 or at the website: www.halifaxfoundationni.org/