Consistent increases in drug and alcohol dependency over the past decade has led to tragic and avoidable deaths in our community. LFT recognises that recovery from addiction is more than mere abstinence but involves a personal journey rebuilding lives and relationships.

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 drug or alcohol dependence.

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

As with all funders, it is likely that demand will exceed available funds and so this will be a competitive process. Applications are welcomed from dynamic organisations with relevant experience and a proven track record in grassroots engagement, developing strong community networks and maximising outcomes for beneficiaries.

To apply, applicants should set out their project proposal (no longer than three A4 pages) referencing the following questions.

  • What previous experience does your organisation have in this sector?
  • What is the purpose or goal of your project? Detail the specific needs of, or challenges faced by individuals with addiction that your project will address?
  • What are the expected outcomes of your project, and how will you achieve them?
  • How will you assess or verify the success of your project?
  • What is the project budget and how much funding are you applying for?

The deadline for receipt of applications is 17th November 2022. Applications should be made by email to


LFT welcomes applications from prospective Grant Partners who are registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations operating in Northern Ireland.

Financial commitments are envisaged from 1 January 2023 with a requirement to commence project delivery within three months of receipt of a letter of offer. Projects must have a duration of less than 12 months

Applications for funding that add value to an existing support programme and/or stand-alone projects will be considered however only expenditure incurred for the purposes of the project and that can be directly attributed to the expected outputs/outcomes will be eligible. Examples of project costs that we may be able to support include training, counselling, mentoring, peer support, volunteer expenses, equipment & material costs.

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.