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New grants awarded in 2017

Another round of applicants were successful in securing a grant from the Community Grant Programme.

Congratulations to all who secured a grant. We wish you success with your project!

 

ABC Community Network

4000

An Droichead

3000

Ardoyne Youth Enterprises

3500

Armagh Travellers Support Group

4000

Ballysillan Youth For Christ Community Drop In Centre

4500

BCW Training Ltd

2000

Brain Injury Matters NI

3000

Brassneck Theatre Company

3500

Bruiser Theatre Company

2311

Busy Bee Cross Community Playgroup

2500

Cara Friend

4000

Carebears Community Playgroup

2500

Cathedral Youth Club

2000

Children in Northern Ireland (CiNI)

3250

Citizens Advice Mid Ulster

4000

Community Relations In Schools

3000

County Armagh Grand Orange Lodge Community Development Committee Ltd

3118

Creating Space Ltd

3000

Creggan Education & Research Services

3000

Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership

1850

Disability Equality Group NI

3000

Down Community Arts

2025

Dromboughil Community Association

3000

Drumragh Evergreen Senior Citizens Club

1000

Dungiven Regeneration Club 

2600

Easilink Community Transport

4500

East Belfast Community Counselling Centre

5000

Ederney Community Development Trust

3000

Families Moving On

2000

Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative 

3500

Fermanagh Women's Aid

4092

Forthspring Inter Community Group

3000

Garvagh and District Diamond Club 

2000

Glencolin Residents Association

3500

Golf United 

2500

Good Morning Down

4500

Hands that Talk

4000

High Kirk Social Action in Our Community 

3000

Homeplus N.I Ltd

5000

Home-Start Clogher Valley

3500

Home-Start Lisburn/Colin

4000

Horn of Africa People's Aid Northern Ireland (HAPANI)

3000

Jigsaw (Northern Ireland)

2500

Kabosh Theatre Company

3000

Killyleagh Parish Church/Down & Dromore/Church of Ireland 

2000

Lagmore Community Forum

3000

Larne Foodbank

5000

Leafair Community Association 

3000

Lettershandoney & District Development Group

4000

Little Rascals Community Playgroup (L.R.C.P)

2500

Mae Murray Foundation

3500

Maghery District Hall Committee

2500

Magilligan Community Playgroup

1500

Mid Ulster Victims' Empowerment Project

3000

Mornington Community Project

4875

Mount St Catherine's Out of School Club 

3000

New Belfast Community Arts Initiative trading as Community Arts Partnership

3500

North West Lifelong Learning Ltd

2500

Northern Ireland Environment Link

3000

Opportunities for Older People Cookstown Ltd

1824

Parenting NI

3410

Patrician Youth Centre

4500

PBC Foundation

1000

Peter Pan Playgroup

2000

Project Ballynahinch 

5000

Ramoan Friendship Group

1395

Redeeming Our Communities Northern Ireland 

3000

Rehability

3000

Scraghey & District Community Development Association

2300

Seven Towers Community Association 

1500

St. Patrick's Flower Arranging Club

3000

Step by Step NI

3000

Tar Isteach

3000

The Brain Injury Foundation

3000

The Dock

3000

The Fitzone Foundation 

3000

The Relationship Resource Centre

4490

Trillick Enterprise Leisure Limited

2000

Ullans Speakers Association

1500

Via Wings

5000

Void Art Centre

3000

Whitehill Community Association

960

 

Storehouse NI Welcomes Ben Brogan of Lloyds Banking Group

The Halifax Foundation NI welcomed Ben Brogan, Group Director of Lloyds Banking Group Public Affairs and facilitated a visit to Storehouse NI, to experience first-hand the valuable work they do.

 

Launched in 2008, Storehouse (NI) had a very simple aim; to combat food poverty throughout the Greater Belfast area, working towards a day when no one in the city should have to go hungry.  Since then the focus has broadened to encompass other basic needs such as clothes, furniture, and household goods.

 

Storehouse partner with over 35 different churches, as well as over 15 local schools and businesses who all collect and donate food, furniture and clothing, and also give their time and money, so that they can provide our service freely.

 

Storehouse partner with over 160 charities, agencies and statutory bodies, covering every demographic of poverty in every geographical area of Belfast, to ensure that short term, emergency aid is supporting long term plans for change. The desire is never to create dependency or to perpetuate poor lifestyle choices, but to create a window for change.

 

When poverty of any type sets in, one of the first things to be affected is an individual’s dignity. Storehouse see the unique significance in every life, regardless of circumstances, and so strive to see service users empowered through the restoration of dignity.

 

Last year Storehouse NI received £6,000 from the Community Grant Programme towards a van used for collecting furniture from the public, delivering furniture items to clients, collecting food donations and transporting goods from the warehouse to Storehouse Centre.

 

 

 

We Are Moving!

Please bear with us over the next few days as we are moving offices to 11 - 15 Donegall Square North.

Although we may not be available by telephone, if you have any queries drop us an email to: info@halifaxfoundationni.org

We endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Lisburn Downtown Centre secure Salary Costs

Lisburn Downtown Centre received a grant of £3,500 towards the salary of the part time Coordinator.

Jill Watton, Project Coordinator of Lisburn Downtown Centre, and volunteer Geraldine McKeever were presented with a certificate by Ms Janine Donnelly, Trustee of the Halifax Foundation, today at the Lisburn Halifax branch, to celebrate their success in receiving a grant of £3,500 recently. Jill Watton stated “'The Lisburn Downtown Centre was established to tackle a shortfall in services; to help those suffering from mental health issues, isolation within their community and for those with a mild learning difficulty who don’t feel they ‘fit’ with mainstream support. 

The Project Coordinator is the only member of staff and is responsible for facilitating the delivery of our support services and day-to-day running of the centre. Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland have helped to secure this position for another year, ensuring those feeling isolated within our local community have a safe-place to belong. All at Lisburn Downtown would like to extend a massive thank you to Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland, whose continued support has enabled us to be a support to those who need us.'

Ms Donnelly stated “The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is delighted to support the work of Lisburn Downtown Centre. The money will be used towards the salary of the part time Coordinator. We wish them every success in the future of the charity, helping to provide activities through their many services including Welcome Club, Cheer You Up Club, Contact Group and the Friday Club.

Alana Cattermole, Assistant Branch Manager of Halifax Lisburn stated “The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland operate a colleague Matched Giving Scheme, matching the volunteering and fundraising efforts of employees supporting local charities. It is my pleasure to facilitate this certificate presentation today, raising the profile of this wonderful charity to colleagues of the Halifax, and celebrating the work of the Foundation”.

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland awards approximately £1 million annually in support of the Northern Ireland Community to enable people, who are disadvantaged or with special needs, to participate actively in their communities. Their income is derived from a shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group, of which Halifax are a part of. 

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