Instructions on the application process and full eligibility criteria is available under the Apply for Funding section of the website. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries.

We are a charity organisation seeking funding, what is the process?

Please see the Apply for Funding section on the Contact Us page of the website which explains the eligibility criteria.

I want to start a business, how can The Gallaher Trust help me?

The Gallaher Trust is an independent registered charity and as such, is unable to provide funding directly to profit making businesses. However, you may be able to benefit from projects supported by the Trust as our key aim is to promote job creation and skills development in the wider Ballymena area. Please see ‘our work’ page for information on our current projects.

Alternatively, businesses can access support and advice, including information on grants and access to finance, by contacting the Economic Development team at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, emailing

amplify@midandeastantrim.gov.uk or by visiting www.ballymenabusiness.co.uk.

I already have a business, how can The Gallaher Trust help me?

Answer as above.

Does The Gallaher Trust offer funding/support on an individual basis?

No, the Trust funds organisations which are run for charitable purposes or on a social enterprise/not-for-profit basis.

Does The Gallaher Trust offer educational scholarships?

The Trust has established educational scholarship schemes with our partners Northern Regional College (NRC), Supporting Communities and Ulster Farmers Union. For more information or to apply, please contact the following representatives:

  • Northern Regional College: Pamela Steele, Pamela.Steele@nrc.ac.uk
  • Supporting Communities: Stephen Marks, stephen@supportingcommunities.org
  • Ulster Farmers Union: Derek Lough, DerekLough@ufuhq.com
If an organisation wants to become a delivery partner, do they have to meet an eligibility criteria?

The eligibility criteria are fully explained within the Apply for Funding section of the website.