Time for NI charities to pitch for backing from Halifax
NORTHERN Ireland charities will get the opportunity to ‘pitch’ for grants of £15,000 to help disabled and disadvantaged people.
‘Pitching 4 Pounds’, a new pilot project launched today by the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland, will award £15,000 to two charities whose ideas impress the judging panel.
Brenda Mcmullan, who is manager of the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland, said: “We are very excited to be launching this latest programme and can’t wait to see charities come up with new ideas to help deprived com- munities in Northern Ireland.”
Jim Mccooe, a foundation trustee and Lloyds Banking Group ambassador, said: “Lloyds Banking Group is extremely proud to support the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland.
“The work that the foundation does makes a difference to thousands of people in need right across Northern Ireland, and it sits right at the heart of our ambition to help Northern Ireland prosper.”
The new programme was announced during an annual reception at Parliament Buildings celebrating the work of all of the charities that have received funding from the foundation.
Brian Scott, chairman of the Halifax Foundation for NI, Leo O’reilly, permanent secretary at the Department for Communities, Brenda Mcmullan of the Halifax Foundation and Jim Mccooe, Lloyds Banking Group ambassador