Foundation goes online to support disadvantaged communities in Newry
Voluntary and community organisations helping some of Newry’s most disadvantaged people will have easier access to funding provided by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland.
The grant making trust provided grants totalling £55,970 that helped 15 groups in Newry area last year has moved its application process online to make the grant procedure even more accessible for applicants and to streamline the grant management process
Last year, the Foundation provided 565 grants across its seven grant programmes, to a value of £1,865,233.
“We have developed a new online application, which is much more accessible and environmentally friendly,” explained Sinéad Tierney, Assistant Director of the Lloyds TSB Foundation NI.
“The process is much easier and user friendly and allows participants to save and review their applications online. We only ask relevant questions and applicants are able to upload all supporting documents online removing the need for any posted documents,” she explained.
The next closing date is 5th July for the Community Grant programme, formally known as the Standard Grant Programme which is the main focus of the organisation, and this year £1.2million is available for projects that focus on social and community welfare and education and training.
The average grant awarded is between £3,000 and £4,000. The Lloyds TSB Foundations, based in England & Wales, Scotland the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland, are committed to supporting underfunded, grassroots charities that enable people, especially disabled and disadvantaged people, to play a fuller role in society
The Foundation is a grant-making trust, and is fully funded in Northern Ireland by Lloyds Banking Group.
Remaining closing dates for 2013 are 5th July and 11th October and applications can be made at www.lloydstsbfoundationni.org.
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