MP impressed by grants

UPPER Bann MP David Simpson was impressed by the range of grants provided by the Lloyds TSB Foundation during his visit to the Lurgan branch of Halifax.

He met with Mr Rory Allen, the local Director of Halifax, Lurgan, to hear of the Local Director Programme, supported by Lloyds TSB Foundation, For Northern Ireland.

Mr Simpson said: “The grants are widely available to youth groups, community associations and charities in our local community right here in Lurgan and Portadown.”

Application forms can be found at and downloaded from, by calling at the Halifax branch in Lurgan or by contacting Mr Simpson’s office at 13 Thomas Street, Portadown, BT62 3NP, telephone 028 3833 2234.