The Gallaher Trust Helps Ballymena’s Young Adults Develop their Careers

The Gallaher Trust has announced its support for The Prince’s Trust’s ‘PROSPER’ project, delivering £150,000 of funding over a three-year period, in order to help young people aged between 18 and 30 years old develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.  The Prince’s Trust was first established in 1976 and last year supported over […]

Ulster Farmers’ Union Scholarship Programme Supports Next Generation of Farmers

TWO students from the local Ballymena area have been selected as the recipients of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) scholarship programme, delivered in partnership with The Gallaher Trust. It will give the students access to a two-year agriculture-related course at the College of Agriculture and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), beginning September 2023.  The two recipients are 20-year-old […]

Further Funding from The Gallaher Trust to Age NI Charity

The Gallaher Trust has announced that it will continue to support Age NI’s ‘Staying Sharp’ programme with additional funding to allow the programme to continue for a further twelve months, allowing older people living with a Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early-stage dementiato gain much need additional assistance. Since the inception of Age NI’s ‘Staying Sharp’ […]

The Gallaher Trust Supports Harryville Men’s Shed with £45k Funding

The Gallaher Trust has announced that it will be providing £45,000 of funding for Harryville Men’s Shed, a registered charity that supports men living in Ballymena, and offers them a safe space to gather for social bonding, activities, healthy lifestyle projects and educational sessions.  The funding from the Trust will be delivered over a three-year […]

Ruth Forbes Appointed a Trustee of The Gallaher Trust

Ruth Forbes, Community and Environmental Director at Japan Tobacco International (JTI) UK, has been appointed a trustee of The Gallaher Trust.  As Community and Environmental Director of JTI UK, the company that founded The Gallaher Trust, Ruth has worked in positions of increasing responsibility within the Corporate Affairs Department. With extensive experience in corporate and […]

The Gallaher Trust Calls for Applications for Funding

The Gallaher Trust is calling on social enterprises, charities, and not-for-profit organisations who can make a positive impact to those living and working in the greater Ballymena area to apply for a grant. With £330,000 available, organisations can apply to be a delivery partner to avail of funding for a project that will drive job […]

Innovation Business Programme Marks Success

A host of new local micro businesses has successfully grown and developed their companies as a result of a programme designed by the Ballymena Business Centre and supported by The Gallaher Trust. The 4i Innovation Programme, which was designed to provide a common language around innovation so business owners can easily increase their knowledge and […]

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 […]