Community Grants Programme 

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Before you start...
You will need an electronic copy of the following documents to attach with your application:
  • Your governing document (signed by an office bearer)
  • A bank statement (we will check your accounts on Charity Commission NI website, so make sure they are up-to-date) 
In this form, we will be asking you questions about:
  • Contact details of a main contact and your Chair
  • The activities of your charity
  • Your project including need and details of your beneficiaries
  • Budget for the project 
  • Most recent financial information, including income, expenditure, assets and reserves
Should you need support at any time, please contact the office on 02890 323000 or

The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland does not accept applications completed by a professional fundraising consultant
 You will not be able to submit an application that has been completed by a  
professional fundraising 

 You will not be able to submit an application if you do not have adequate insurance cover to 
run your charity and this project.


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Organisation Details
Please Include Area Code
Correspondence Details (If different from above)
Main Contact Information
Registered Charity Details
Just the Registered Charity "Number" no pre-letters required.

Background To Charity and Present Activities

Please do not provide any personal details (e.g. name) of any individuals in this section.
Background to Charity
Please do not leave any of these fields blank. Enter 0 (zero) where applicable.

Target Area
The Foundation has two main target areas - Education/Training and Social/Community Welfare.

Target Community

Present Activities

Detail of Project

Please do not provide any personal details (e.g. name) of any individuals in this section.
Description (200 word limit)

Project Priority (200 word limit)
Outline briefly up to two objectives for your proposed project and how these will be achieved

If the same people will benefit  on multiple occasions, only record them once.
(200 word limit)

Financial Information

In the form below give a detailed breakdown of the costs you require for this project.
Please note: Our average grant is approximately £3,500, however demand on our funding is extremely high at present. 
Please enter amounts rounded up to the nearest pound.

Item or Activity : Tutor costs (10 weeks x 2 hours x £20 per hour)
Total Cost : £400
Amount being requested £400
Item or Activity
Digital Support
We may be in a position to support your charity with a PC, Laptop or Tablet for Administration purposes. This is offered through a partnership with Computer Recyclers UK.
Tick below you wish to be considered for this support. Your Grants Officer will then discuss this with you as part of the assessment process.
Note: By ticking this box, you allow the Foundation to share your details with Computer Recyclers UK for delivery/warranty purposes

Financial History

Please provide financial information relating to your most recent completed accounts.
Please only type numbers into money boxes marked with a £.
Do not use decimals or commas and round up to the nearest pound.
For example, £5,000.00 should be entered as 5000, £50.00 should be entered as 50
Negative values should be proceeded by a minus sign, e.g. -2500
Financial History (Most Recent)
Please note: As per our guidance, if your charity holds unrestricted reserves of over 12 months running costs, we are unlikely to be able to support you at this time, unless funds are earmarked for a specific purpose.


Please upload and attach an electronic copy of the following documents. 
Click 'Choose file' then attach.

Adopted constitution/memorandum/articles/Trust deed which have been signed by an office bearer

Please provide the most recent bank statement of your main account . This is where we  will pay your grant should you be successful.

If you are applying for a grant towards salary costs.


Declaration of Chairperson
Please provide contact details for the current Chairperson of your charity. Note: If the Chairperson is listed as the main contact on Page 1, please provide details of another Committee Member/Trustee.
Chairperson/Committee Member Contact Information
Include area code
PLEASE NOTE:  This form must be completed in full and submitted with all the supporting documentation before your application can be considered by the Foundation. 

Upon clicking PROCEED TO SIGNATURE you will be taken to a page where you can review the information you are submitting to us. You will also be asked to electronically sign your name either by using your mouse to 'sign' on the line, or by selecting the 'type your name to sign' option box. You must also provide a valid email address (this can be the same as you provided on Page 1 of the Application form). Once you are happy with the information provided and have filled out your ESignature for you can then click the Submit Signed Response button. 

Once this is done you will receive an email with a verification link to confirm your signature. Hence the need for a valid email address. This is very importantwithout confirming your signature we may be unable to progress your application.

If we offer you a grant, we will publish information about your organisation including name, location and the activity we have funded (project description), date awarded and grant amount.  We are proud to be working with 360Giving, helping us to share this information.