Latest News

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:

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. 

Closing Date

Contact Us

11-15 Donegall Square North


T: 028 9032 3000

Registered in Northern Ireland Number 19019

Accepted as a charity by the Inland Revenue under reference NIC 101763

Follow Us