Chairman Reflects on Five Years of The Gallaher Trust

As Japan Tobacco International (JTI), formerly Gallaher Limited, closed its doors in Ballymena for the last time in 2017 after a 75-year presence in the town, MP for the area, Ian Paisley, made it his personal mission to ensure that a positive legacy was left. Ian reflects… There’s an old adage that says, ‘Even in […]

The Gallaher Trust Commits £70,000 in Funding Towards Women’s Aid Project

Charity Funds Project Amidst the Highest Domestic Abuse Crime Figures Since Records Began The Gallaher Trust, a registered charity which focuses on enriching the lives of those living in the Ballymena area, issued £70,000 in funding to Women’s Aid ABCLN’s Reconnect Project in May 2019, the participants of which have taken part in two initiatives […]

The Gallaher Trust Funds New Initiative to Boost Innovation in Ballymena

Charity Commits Up to £168,000 to Project that will Create Over 50 Jobs A TOTAL of 54 new jobs are set to be created in Ballymena over the next five years, through a unique pilot project entitled 4i Innovation designed and managed by Ballymena Business Centre and in association with Innovate NI. The project will […]

Ballymena sees First Manufacturing Excellence Academy

The Gallaher Trust Pledges Almost £60,000 to Manufacturing Sector A Manufacturing Excellence Academy has been set up in Ballymena with funding from The Gallaher Trust and with assistance and support from the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Manufacturing Task Force and the Northern Regional College. The Academy, the first of its kind, will see […]

The Gallaher Trust Funds Habitat for Humanity NI Project

Trust Supporting the ‘Building Impact’ Project to Aid Ballymena Adults REGISTERED charity, The Gallaher Trust, has committed funding totalling £150,000, to be spent over the next three years, to support Habitat for Humanity NI’s Building Impact project, which aims to target ‘hard to reach’ adults living in the Ballymena area.  As part of their work, […]

The Gallaher Trust Launches Scholarship Scheme for Northern Regional College Students

Trust Offers Financial Support to Ballymena Students  BALLYMENA students hoping to study highly “sought after subjects” at Northern Regional College could find themselves benefitting from The Gallaher Trust’s Scholarship Scheme, totalling £30,000 to be spent over the next three years, which was recently launched in conjunction with the College.  As part of the Scholarship Scheme, […]

NI Hospitality School Welcomes First Cohort

Seven Students Set to Learn Tricks of the Bar Industry Trade  THE Northern Ireland Hospitality School, funded by the Gallaher Trust, has welcomed its first intake of students for the Level Two course in Professional Bartending (Cocktails). A total of seven individuals will get the opportunity to learn about basic bartending, the art of mixology, […]

The Gallaher Trust Enables Enterprise

THE Ballymena Business Centre was one of the first delivery partners chosen by The Gallaher Trust to deliver on creating jobs and skills development.

New hospitality training school launches offering guaranteed employment with three of Northern Ireland’s top hotels

The Gallaher Trust has today announced the launch of the Northern Ireland Hospitality School offering aspiring students the chance to gain a hospitality qualification and secure guaranteed employment with one of Northern Ireland’s top hotels. Over the next three years, The Gallaher Trust will invest almost £260,000 in supporting the Northern Ireland Hospitality School, a […]