Reset & Recovery Grantmaking Programme


Consistent increases in drug and alcohol dependency over the past decade has led to tragic and avoidable deaths in our community. According to figures released by the NI Statistics and Research Agency, the number of local drug misuse deaths rose from 61 in 2011 to 175 a decade later.

LFT recognises that recovery from addiction represents more than abstinence alone but involves a personal journey rebuilding lives and relationships.

About Us

LFT Charitable Trust is a Belfast based family foundation offering small grants and support.

Our priority is to fund partner organisations which make a lasting difference to people’s lives; focus on reducing isolation, inequality and stigma; and inspire and empower individuals to realise their potential and share in the life of the whole community.

Objective of the Reset & Recovery Grantmaking Programme

The aim of this LFT Grant making Programme is to identify and support charitable organisations in Northern Ireland which encourage people to achieve and sustain recovery from substance dependence and addiction .

LFT is offering grants of up to £7,000 for programmes or initiatives that will empower individuals affected by addiction make positive changes and assist in their recovery. 

Application Process

Applications are welcomed from dynamic organisations with relevant experience and a proven track record in supporting people with addictions and working with groups.

As with all funders, it is likely that demand will exceed available funds and so this will be a competitive process.

Criteria used to assess applications will include:

Applications for grants of up to £7,000 are invited.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon Friday 19th April 2024. Applications should be made by email to


Reporting & Evaluation

LFT welcome the opportunity to visit the project during the delivery period and will seek an impact report from funded projects on completion of the project.

Enquiries at any stage of the application process are welcomed by the Secretariat. Grantmaking decisions are made by LFT Board of Trustees.