Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland N Ireland trust gave £1.2 million in 2013 Howard Lake | 28 August 2014 | News 51 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ulster Garden Villages (UGV), Northern Ireland’s biggest independent charitable trust, slightly increased its donations to £1.1 million last year, according to its latest annual report.The largest donation went to the Northern Ireland Hospice which received a second tranche of £200,000 towards a £500,000 commitment for its new hospice. The NI Children’s Cancer Fund received £100,000 for its new facility which earlier this year golfer Rory McIlroy backed with a £1 million donation.Most of UGV’s largest grants are for capital projects but the Prince’s Trust received £100,000 for its training work with young unemployed people. Disability and health charities are regular recipients of UGV grants.As well as providing grants to charities, UGV makes loans to charities and in 2013 loans totalled £794,900. UGV also has forward commitments to charities which amount to £3.2 million up to 2016.Ulster Garden Villages gives support in the areas of disabled people, health, community, scientific and medical research, culture and heritage, education and training.UGV generates its income from property investments and last year the charity had funds of nearly £48 million. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.