One of Northern Ireland’s leading grant-making foundations, which has contributed almost £29million to the voluntary and community sector over the past 28 years, has been rebranded.
Lloyds Bank Foundation for Northern Ireland is the new name for the organisation formerly known as the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland.
Newtownabbey women Ann Collins, Director of Shopmobility NI, and Sandara Kelso-Robb, Executive Director of Lloyds Bank Foundation for Northern Ireland, helped the Foundation publicise its name change.
Ms Kelso-Robb, from Straid, stressed that the rebranding will not affect the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting small and medium sized charities throughout Northern Ireland.
“It is very much business as usual. The name change will not signal any alteration to our supporting the hundreds of vital organisations that make a real difference to disadvantaged or disabled people.
“In fact just recently the Trustees agreed a new vision for the Foundation which is to contribute significantly to vulnerable communities through grant programmes and support,” she explained.
Through its grant programmes in 2013, the Foundation released funding of £1.86million to 565 charities across Northern Ireland.
“Through these grants programmes we have provided significant support for the most vulnerable in society making a huge difference in communities throughout Northern Ireland.
“Under our new name of Lloyds Bank Foundation for Northern Ireland we will continue to help those people throughout Northern Ireland who are at the forefront of delivering positive change,” Ms Kelso-Robb added.