About Us

LFT Charitable Trust was established to promote and support charitable purposes and activities. Our Trust is intended to be exclusively grant making, with no fundraising or operating activities. We are funded by donations from Alterity Investments.

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Grant Making

LFT Charitable Trust is a proactive funder. We build our knowledge by talking to and meeting with individuals and organisations working within our priority areas. Where we identify opportunities and the prospect of a project that aligns with our current grant making policy, we invite proposals for funding. We don’t encourage unsolicited applications.

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A member of the South Belfast Foodbank team preparing emergency food parcels. Read the full case study here.

Partners Showcase

Identifying the right network of dedicated and ambitious partners has enabled us to deliver on our charitable purposes and activities. Here are just some of the life-changing projects that our grant partners have been involved in.

Flourish NI

Helping survivors of human trafficking not only recover from their traumatic experiences but also to regain self-belief and new skills so that they can lead safe, independent and fulfilled lives.

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Supporting children and young people with a broad range of additional needs including autism and ASD.

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South Belfast Foodbank

Responsible for providing over 270,000 meals to people in crisis and for the distribution of over 200 tonnes of food.

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ENGAGE Programme Homeless Support & Voluntary Action

More vulnerable people are becoming homeless in Northern Ireland as an inevitable consequence of the spiralling cost of living, the lack of accessible mental health services and a shortage of affordable housing. 

Applications are welcomed from dynamic organisations with relevant experience supporting those experiencing homelessness and a proven track record in volunteer management.

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