The Gallaher Trust Continues to Support Women’s Aid Reconnect Project with £20k Award

The Gallaher Trust has announced additional funding for Women’s Aid ABCLN (Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey) Reconnect project, which supports life-saving services for women affected by domestic abuse, helping them rebuild their lives as well as reintegrate into the local employment market.  Having supported the Reconnect project since July 2019, with an award of £70k employing a […]

The Gallaher Trust Partners with the Ulster Farmers’ Union to launch Scholarship Scheme

The Gallaher Trust has announced that it is partnering with the Ulster Farmers’ Union to support Ballymena’s rural economy through the launch of a scholarship programme for disadvantaged young adults wishing to study at CAFRE (College of Agriculture and Rural Enterprise).     The Northern Ireland agri-food industry is a major contributor to the rural economy. In […]

Buta Atwal Appointed a Trustee of The Gallaher Trust

Former CEO OF Bamford Bus Company, Buta Atwal, has been appointed a trustee of The Gallaher Trust. Having retired from Ballymena based company WrightBus, he is joining the Trust with over 25 years’ experience in leadership, general management, sales, distribution and product design.  As a Senior Global Executive at JCB, Buta made a name for himself […]

The Gallaher Trust Launches University Scholarship in Partnership with Supporting Communities

TWO Ballymena students are set to begin their studies at Queen’s University, Belfast and Stranmillis University College, this month after availing of a scholarship programme delivered in partnership with The Gallaher Trust and Supporting Communities.  The scholarship will support a total of six students over the next six years, who wish to study STEM or business subjects at either Queen’s University, Belfast or […]

Ballymena Business Centre Reflects on Being the Trust’s First Delivery Partner

The Gallaher Trust was established five years ago this month with the aim of enhancing Ballymena, and those who live in the vicinity, through supporting delivery partners whose projects champion job creation, skills development and assistance for disadvantaged adults.  One of the very first delivery partners to come on board with the Trust was Ballymena […]

Gallaher Trust’s Delivery Partner Supports 127 Ballymena Start-Ups

Over the last three years, Ballymena Business Centre’s Enabling Enterprise Project, funded by The Gallaher Trust, has supported a total of 127 business start-ups, which has seen £63,500 reinvested, via seed funding, into the local community.    First launched in October 2018 alongside £183,600 in funding from the Trust, the project aimed to connect people, improve […]

Manufacturing Academy Hailed a Great Success by Former Graduates

Two graduates of the Manufacturing Academy, funded by The Gallaher Trust with support from the Mid and East Borough Council’s Manufacturing Task Force and Northern Regional College, have branded it a great success. Established to assist those with an interest in manufacturing to boost their skills and secure employment, Allen McMullin from Cullybackey and Dylan […]

Gallaher Trust Delivery Partners Collaborate on Project to Boost Employability

WITH vital funding from The Gallaher Trust, the Prince’s Trust and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Manufacturing Task Force, which are both current delivery partners, have collaborated on a special project to boost the skills of young people hoping to work in manufacturing.  Entitled ‘Get Into Manufacturing’, the programme is currently accepting applications and […]

Triangle Housing Guest Blog

The Gallaher Trust has been supporting Triangle Housing’s PARTIY project since May 2019 and with the project due to come to an end in October, we caught up with Triangle’s Norman Sterritt, to find out more about the project and how the Trust has been able to assist so far.  Can you tell us a […]