Gallaher Trust pledges £340,000 for Ballymena projects in 2023
BALLYMENA charity The Gallaher Trust has said 116 jobs have been created from projects it has backed with £1.9 million in the past four years.
Set up in 2017 through a £5m legacy fund donated to the town by Japan Tobacco International (JTI) after it closed its major base in Ballymena.
At its peak, the JTI Gallaher factory had employed more than 2,000 on a 100 acre site.
The Gallaher Trust now focuses on promoting jobs, skills and assisting disadvantaged adults in Ballymena.
It's now planning to spend a further £340,000 in 2023 on fresh projects.
Charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations that meet the eligibility criteria are now being encouraged to apply for funding via thegallahertrust.org.