Time for NI char­i­ties to pitch for back­ing from Hal­i­fax

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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

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