This June we were delighted to hold a £10k Giveaway in association with our supporters at Hilton Belfast and Belfast’s Sunday Life newspaper. We had some great applications from around Northern Ireland, and the grants committee had a hard time whittling it down to a final successful 5 charities.
The chosen charities were Simon Community, which was awarded £1,200, Crossroads Caring for Carers which was awarded £3,000, Niamh Louise Foundation which was awarded £3,000, SOS Bus NI which was awarded £1,399, and Foyle Hospice which was awarded £2,000. The grants were for a wide variety of projects, including the creation of a courtyard at a shelter for young people, respite activities for young carers, suicide reduction work through tailored art activities and a teddy making workshop for bereaved children.
Succesful grantees were invited to a presentation reception at Hilton Belfast where they enjoyed tea and were presented with cheques. The money for the giveaway was all raised by our supporters at Hilton Belfast.