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.
Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland have been processing applications for Matched Giving from Lloyds Banking Group employees in Northern Ireland since August 2009. We are delighted to announce that the 2017 scheme is now open for applications.
In 2016 there were 413 applications approved which resulted in £140,018 being granted to registered charities in Northern Ireland. Some of the organisations which received the funding were:
- The Christopher McCollum Fund
- Cancer Fund for Children
- Helping Hands Autism Support Group
- Simon Community
The types of fundraising activities included:
- Quiz Night
- Colour Run
- Dress Down Day
The types of volunteering activities included:
- Committee work
- Football coaching
The Charity of the Year for 2016, BBC Children in Need, received £20,086 from 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.
To date the Foundation have approved 44 applications to the value of £15,868 in 2017!
Please visit the interchange and apply online.