£50k will help Carrick charity establish men’s refuge

Carrick’s Cithrah Foundation has been awarded £50,000 from Halifax Foundation for NI towards its project work to support women and their families suffering domestic abuse.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 6:21 pm

The funding will also go towards expanding the charity’s service to support and establish a refuge for men.

This grant is part of Halifax Foundation’s commitment of £678,439 funding to 38 charities providing vital services for some of the most disadvantaged people in the community.

The Halifax Foundation has released two special grant streams to target groups most affected by the pandemic at a time when charities are under unprecedented pressure.

Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland is committing £678,439 to 38 charities providing vital services for some of the most disadvantaged people in the community. Pictured are executive director Brenda McMullan (left) and chair Paula Leathem

The Large Grants Scheme will provide funding up to £50,000 over the next three years for 10 charities working in areas such as mental health and domestic abuse while the Special Initiatives Scheme gives up to £20,000 to seven major organisations supporting the sector over two years.

In addition, through its Community Grants programme, another £76,446 will go to 21 charities.

Brenda McMullan, executive director of the Halifax Foundation for NI, said: “The community in Northern Ireland has suffered greatly over the past year. This money will go to supporting key projects that will make a major impact on people’s lives by targeting the areas of most need.”

Foundation chair Paula Leathem said: “We felt it was imperative to provide additional tailored support to local charities as we start to rebuild after the pandemic. Not only will these projects receive funding but they will also have mentoring support from key staff at Lloyds Banking Group.”

The organisation receives an annual donation from Lloyds Banking Group to fund all its grant programmes.

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