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You will need an electronic copy of the following documents to attach with your application:
  • Your governing document (signed by an office bearer)
  • A recent bank statement (within last 3 months)
  • Minutes of the board meeting in which your governing document was adopted
In this form, we will be asking you questions about:
  • Contact details of a main contact and your Chairperson
  • The activities of your charity
  • The funding you need, including details of your beneficiaries
  • The budget
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ELIGIBILITY CHECK
To be considered for funding, you must meet the following conditions. If you have any questions, please contact us at grants@halifaxfoundationni.org or 02890 323 000
 Your group needs to be registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland or other charity regulator within the UK or Ireland. If you are registered, your application must support people from Northern Ireland.
Your group needs to be newly set up to be eligible for this funding. The date you were formally set up is the date your constitution was adopted and signed. If this date is greater than 2 years, you may be eligible for support via our Community FLEX Programme
 Your total charity income needs to be less than £500,000.
 Your charity can only hold one grant from the Foundation at any given time. If you currently hold a grant, you cannot be considered for another grant until the evaluation process of your current grant has been completed. 
If the outcome of your last application was 'unsuccessful', you must wait 12 months before re-applying.
 In addition, you must follow the rules around the minimum number of Trustees/Board Members as set out in your governing document.
 We do not accept applications completed by a professional fundraising consultant. If you need support to complete this application, sign up for one of our monthly support sessions at grants@halifaxfoundationni.org

Organisation Details
Organisation Details
Please Include Area Code
Correspondence Details (If different from above)
Main Contact Information
This should be the person who is best placed to discuss this application.
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


Details of Funding Needed

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)
Objectives
Outline briefly up to two objectives for this funding and how these will be achieved

Note: we will ask you about these objectives at evaluation stage should you be successful.




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

In the form below give a detailed breakdown of the costs you require.
Please note: You can apply for costs that will help you to get started or grow your charity. We can consider applications with a budget of up to £2,000 however, please only apply for what you need. 

Please enter amounts rounded up to the nearest pound.
You may enter multiple budget lines.
Example;
Item or Activity : Tutor costs (10 weeks x 2 hours x £30 per hour)
Total Cost : £600
Amount being requested £600

Living Wage Friendly Funder


The Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is a Living Wage Friendly Funder. 

To find out more click here

 

Additional Support
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 if you wish to be considered for this support. 
Note: By ticking this box, you allow the Foundation to share your details with Computer Recyclers UK for delivery/warranty purposes


MENTORING SUPPORT
In partnership with our funder Lloyds Banking Group, we may be in a position to support you with a mentor. The Charity Mentoring Programme aims to provide a developmental partnership through which the Mentor shares knowledge, skills, support, challenge and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of the Mentee to support the objectives of the Charity. It is a partnership based on trust and respect. Through building a development focused relationship, Mentor & Mentee explore issues together and this will result in new learning for both parties.

The Mentors have been drawn from a wide range of senior and experienced banking professionals who are all gifting their time to this programme.


Supporting Documents

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 . It must be within the last 3 months. This is where we  will pay your grant should you be successful.


If you are applying for a grant towards salary costs.

Declarations

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
Submission
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.