They say "home is where the heart is" and for Hagan Homes this expression is embedded in our culture.

We do all we can to put the heart into local communities, whether that's reviving once-vibrant neighbourhoods through new developments or supporting local charities that make a lasting difference to the lives of families around Northern Ireland, giving back is part of our makeup.

We also believe that by building meaningful partnerships with organisations involved in health, arts, education and sport, we can build so much more than the structural foundations needed to provide a strong, supportive community network.

Here are some of the partnerships we have formed over the years…
SOS NI
A volunteered-centred charity that is making a real difference to children, young people and adults on the streets of Belfast during the night time economy period through a mobile service that can be located wherever it is needed.

Hagan Homes has partnered with SOS NI by offering £30,000 to help grow the organisation's volunteer training programme.

These funds also contributed to the purchase of new uniforms for 200 volunteers, helped host two volunteer recognition events and assisted with the running costs of the charity's Welfare Service. The team at Hagan Homes will also become volunteers for the charity.

The financial boost from Hagan Homes will ensure that SOS NI continues to deliver its charitable support services on the streets. It's a service that helps alleviate pressure on other emergency services in NI.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
The flagship programme of the Dollywood Foundation supports thousands of children from birth to five years of age around the UK by donating a free age-appropriate book in the post every month.

Hagan Homes has pledged £225,000 to bring country singer Dolly Parton's Imagination Library scheme to Belfast and deliver 70,000 free books to 2,000 children here over the next three years.

The Imagination Library, which was set up by the star in the UK in 2007, sees thousands of children from birth to five years of age around the UK receive a free age-appropriate book in the post every month to support the development of early language and literacy skills, and inspire a lifelong love of reading.

The Dollywood Foundation provides the infrastructure enabling the programme, but it is made accessible to children in different locations through partnerships with what the charity calls 'local champions'.

In Belfast, Hagan Homes has taken on that role in what initially began as a pilot scheme, followed by a roll-out in partnership with nine Sure Start centres across all areas of Belfast.

Childrens Cancer Unit Charity
The Children's Cancer Unit Charity supports the work of the medical team and staff at the Children's Haematology and Oncology Unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, as well as families who are impacted across Northern Ireland.

Hagan Homes recently supported the Children's Cancer Unit Charity (CCUC) by sponsoring the CCUC Stormont Mile which allows participants to run or walk the iconic Prince of Wales Avenue in the shadow of Parliament Buildings to help them raise vital funds for families living with childhood cancer in Northern Ireland.

This unique running event is the only event of its kind where participants complete just one mile downhill against competitors of the same level and speed. This means runners of all abilities - both competitive or those who just like a quick exercise - can take part in different races according to their own ability.

Comber Farmers' Market
A monthly market that celebrates over two dozen local artisan businesses in the county Down town.

Hagan Homes has supported this much-loved artisan market in the quaint town of Comber, where it celebrated its fifth anniversary recently. To coincide with celebrations Hagan Homes announced a further two-year sponsorship.

Run by the Comber Regeneration and Community Partnership and a group of volunteers, this event creates a social feature for the town and incoming visitors while supporting local producers. Hagan Homes' sponsorship will also assist in the growth of the event over the next two years and draw more visitors to the town.

Northern Ireland Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust
A charity that helps children living with life threatening and life limiting conditions to experience the magic of Lapland by providing all-inclusive trips to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa.

The Northern Ireland Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust which gives children with terminal illnesses and life-limiting conditions the opportunity to experience the wonder of Lapland has benefitted from multiple donations from Hagan Homes in recent years.

This includes £30,000 and £40,000 donations which have helped transport more and more children to the snowy hills of Finland where they experience the magic that is Lapland. The project also funds the transport of a medical team who are there to help ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children in attendance.

Glentoran 2010 Colts
Glentoran 2010 Colts is a team of 11 and 12-year-old football players who consistently impress during many Northern Ireland youth tournaments.

Hagan Homes donated £1,000 to the Glentoran 2010 Colts to support the purchase of a brand new kit and training day equipment as well as team building events.

The new green and red Nike kit proudly brandishes the Hagan Homes' logo to allow the team to look as good as their player stats. The team coach described the donation as a “vital part of allowing grassroots football teams to function.

Ballyclare Ladies Hockey Club
Ballyclare Ladies Hockey Club has been operating for over 35 years, catering to all members of the community; from mini hockey players to junior and senior teams.

Hagan Homes has donated £14,000 to Ballyclare Ladies Hockey Club, which has been running for three decades.

The club is a community go-to for young athletes who can join in their early childhood years and participate in the sport right up to adulthood. Hagan Homes has been a long-term sponsor of the club, which is based in the same town as its head office. Over the years it has contributed funds to support operations there.

Now Group
The NOW Group is a not-for-profit organisation that supports individuals with learning difficulties and autism to achieve their goals through training, employment support, and personalised career paths.

Hagan Homes made a contribution of £75,000 to NOW Group, to support its provision of essential services for individuals with learning difficulties and autism. This money will go towards the organisation's strong focus on supporting employment, training, and volunteering opportunities, as well as offering specialised assistance for new and expectant parents with learning difficulties or autism.

It will empower these individuals to realise their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Start360
For 30 years, local charity Start360 has been supporting people who are vulnerable to get their lives back on track and reach their full potential.

With a vision of "Every Person Stronger", Start360 now supports 20,000 people each year to change their lives for the better through its innovative range of health, justice, and employability services. The charity is also the largest provider of addiction and mental health support across all three prisons in Northern Ireland.

Hagan Homes donated £75,000 to Start360 allowing the charity to employ its first full-time Volunteer Co-Ordinator. This vital role enables the charity to support young people with experience of the criminal justice system, mental health issues, or substance misuse, to find increased stability in their lives through new volunteering opportunities.

Hagan Homes chose to donate to Start360 after Founder James Hagan heard from one of the charity's youth workers how its distinctive services had helped her to turn her life around when she was younger, and how the volunteering opportunities she was provided with gave her a foothold in establishing her career in Youth Work. Providing Start360 with the ability to run this life-changing service is a testament to Hagan Homes' objective of reaching out to causes that are often overlooked but play such an impactful role in society.

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People
One of the largest film and television festivals designed by young people in the UK and Ireland, this charity's aim is to motivate those between the ages of 4-25 through the moving arts.

In recent years Hagan Homes has donated £30,000 to Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People. The charity has a strong worldwide reputation for children and youth programming, delivering educational and outreach actives as well as cross-community projects for children from marginalised communities.

Cinemagic and Hagan Homes also joined forces to apply for Arts and Business Investment Programme funding to further develop the partnership. This was the first Arts and Business Investment Programme between Cinemagic and Hagan Homes and involved the delivery of two short films in two of Hagan Homes outstanding show homes in Belfast and Antrim.

The three-day film training programme offered 24 young people the opportunity to work with industry professionals to learn more about the process of film making whist also gaining skills in time keeping, budgets, leadership, confidence and communication skills.

Greater Village Regeneration Trust
An urban regeneration charity based in the Village area of South Belfast that delivers a range of inter-related programmes that seek to improve the quality of life for local residents.

A charity that supports an area of Belfast where Hagan Homes has a presence, The Greater Village Regeneration Trust benefitted from a £5700 donation from Hagan Homes. It allowed the charity to deliver a week-long Football Blitz programme for 30 local young people during the summer. Hagan Homes has also committed to donating a significant amount towards a new school playground in the local area which will help reawaken a once thriving neighbourhood.

The donations will also help the Greater Village Regeneration Trust deliver programmes to improve the quality of life for local residents by building community cohesion, addressing housing issues, educational under-achievement, unemployment, health and well-being concerns and by increasing cultural understanding.

Inspired by Dave
A charity set up by friends and family of Ballyclare man Dave Hollinger who suffered life changing injuries following a ski trip in Scotland.

A once fit and healthy Dave Hollinger undertook a host of sports, living his life to the full but the professional mountaineer's life changed following a skiing accident in Scotland after which he spent a year trying to escape the grips of paralysation.

Moved by the family man's ordeal Hagan Homes donated £25,000 to a charity drive set up by Dave's family to support him, his wife and two young boys during the journey including therapy and other costs.

Welcome Organisation
A charity that provides a range of potentially life-saving services to around 1,400 people affected by homelessness across greater Belfast every year.

Hagan Homes donated £30,000 to The Welcome Organisation for the purchase of a new Street Outreach Vehicle. The vehicle has a real and positive impact on the charity's work and in turn, on the lives of some of the most vulnerable homeless people in Belfast. The support of Hagan Homes also ensures that the service is able to run as efficiently and effectively as possible for the foreseeable future. The Outreach Vehicle provides potentially life-saving support on the streets of Belfast 20 hours a day, 7am to 3am, 365 days a year.

The Outreach service works in tandem with the charity's other services including its Drop-In Centre, Crisis Accommodation for Women, Floating Support service and Welcome Home furniture project — helping people "from street to home".

A further £27,000 was donated to employ a Trauma Informed Support Counsellor for the organisation's women's services at 32 hours per week costing a total of £22,99.65, plus a counsellor for four hours per week at £3,710.20.

The Counsellor provides support to women using Catherine House - Welcome's new supported accommodation for women. Catherine House provides 24 hour supported living for ten women experiencing homelessness who are ready to take the next steps to live independently. Catherine House is more than just a roof over their heads - it has a therapeutic ethos were trauma informed support is interwoven into daily lives.

The Welcome Organisation sought permission from the family of Catherine Kenny, a vulnerable woman who died in Belfast in 2016, to name the facility in her memory.

Belfast Central Mission
An organisation that works with people of all ages in communities throughout Northern Ireland through diverse social care projects and cross-community programmes.

BCM was created as a Christian response to social problems in inner Belfast. Today it works throughout NI to help people through a diverse professional social care programme and community projects.

Hagan Homes has committed to donate over £80,000 to the charity to support one full time support worker for three years. This salary helps to provide bespoke one-to-one support. It also allows BCM to develop an aftercare programme, where staff will be able to support young people for a specified period of time after they move on from the project. This will help them to settle in their new accommodation, feel supported and ultimately help break the cycle of homelessness.

Strabane Food Bank
Strabane Food Bank reaches out to those in need in the North West region of Northern Ireland. It distributes between 250 and 280 parcels a week.

Hagan Homes pledged £5,000 to Strabane Foodbank, boosting its drive to support the elderly and underprivileged in the area.

This donation allowed the organisation to expand its offering into fresh food including meat, poultry, vegetables and hygiene products.

The donation came shortly after statistics revealed the Strabane area distributed one of the largest numbers of food parcels in the UK during 2019 and 2020.

Age NI
The leading charitable organisation for elderly people in Northern Ireland, Age NI offers a host of services and products as well as resources to allow society to grow old with support and reassurance.

Hagan Homes and Age NI's partnership came about during the coronavirus crisis when the charity was struggling to operate with a financial deficit of tens of thousands of pounds.

James Hagan donated £40,000 to the organisation and urged his business peers to help lend their support during one of the most testing events in our current history.

Seahorses Mini Rugby Club at Instonians
One of the oldest children's rugby clubs in Belfast, Seahorses nurtures younger people through rugby coaching.

Hagan Homes was delighted to recently support Seahorses Mini Rugby at Instonians Rugby Club by sponsoring the team's tour shirts for a recent rugby trip to Holland.

The company believes that teams like Seahorses Mini Rugby teach young people how to work together to achieve a shared objective. It also helps promote discipline and teaches invaluable life lessons. 

Carrickfergus Food Bank
Carrick Food Bank is part of The Trussell Trust's nationwide network of food banks that aims to tackle food poverty and hunger in local communities.

Hagan Homes donated £5000 to Carrickfergus Food Bank towards its purchase of not only food items, but toiletries and household cleaning products.

The food bank is run by the charity team JVC Community Trust and is operated by 16 regular volunteers and one paid team member.

During the pandemic the food bank supported a higher demand in the area including its own growing costs. These pressures were partly alleviated by Hagan Homes' donation.

Ellie McCartney
Ellie McCartney, an award-winning pole vaulter, has represented Northern Ireland at many prestigious tournaments throughout her 10-year career. She is the Northern Irish U18, Irish U20 and U23 record holder, with a personal best of 4.24m.

Hagan Homes supported Jordanstown native, Ellie's Commonwealth Games 2022 bid by sponsoring her journey there.

This helped with the costs of many outlays during the tournament enabling the successful sports star to focus on her strenuous training regime.

The Integrated Education Fund
A charity that seeks to bridge the financial gap between starting integrated schools and securing full government funding and support in Northern Ireland.

Hagan Homes has committed to supporting a number of IEF's marketing campaigns to help Northern Ireland become a place that teaches kids from all communities together.

It will go towards showcasing projects like 'Integrate My School' and a number of its fundraising events that will support the launch and redevelopment of integrated schools, colleges and more recently, nurseries across Northern Ireland.

To date we have donated over £1 million towards the IEF fund.

Bridging the Divide
The Bridging The Divide Initiative at Macrory Centre in Duncairn Gardens was set up to bridge the divide between those communities living in the New Lodge, Tigers Bay and Limestone Road areas of north Belfast.

The negative impact of the Northern Ireland Troubles is still evident today in some areas of the region where division between Catholic and Protestant communities remains but the Bridging the Divide initiative is working towards narrowing and indeed bridging that gap specifically in its confines north of the city.

It does this by bringing communities together from both sides through sport and social events as well as food-bank, clothing and Christmas appeals. The initiative is funded by 174 Trust, a non-denominational Christian community development organisation in North Belfast, actively working to produce a peaceful society.

Hagan Homes has pledged to support the organisation's efforts over the next three years.

Cash for kids
The charity arm of NI radio stations Cool FM, Downtown and Downtown Country supports children aged 0-18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.

During the coronavirus pandemic Hagan Homes joined forces with Cash for Kids by donating £40,000 to support 1142 children who were considered the most vulnerable during the crisis.

Hagan Homes set up a PR initiative to call on other businesses to lend their support to the newly formed Emergency Appeal to fund basic family essentials amounting to £35 per child during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Action Cancer
Northern Ireland's leading cancer charity with the goal to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support.

Northern Ireland's leading, local cancer charity with the goal to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support.

In 2019 Hagan Homes donated £10,000 to an Action Cancer black tie event in conjunction with the Keith Duffy Foundation. It was the headline sponsor of the gala, which raised money and created awareness of the amazing work of Action Cancer.

The event was the first time that Boyzlife member Keith Duffy (alongside his bandmate Brian McFadden) has supported Action Cancer, helping boost fundraising efforts.

The theme of the event was "The Children's Promise" — a service dedicated to supporting parents and siblings of those suffering with cancer and the children themselves who benefit from trained counselling and complementary therapists every step of their very difficult journey.

The funds raised from the inaugural Ball provided six weeks of free counselling or therapeutic sessions for 145 children and young people impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

Once again Hagan Homes has pledged to support The Christmas Ball taking place in December 2023, providing a further £15,000 for what will be a celebration of Action Cancer's 50th Anniversary. The ball seeks to raise funds and spread awareness of the charity's prevention, detection and support services which are available to families impacted by cancer all across Northern Ireland.

Womens Aid ABCLN
Women's Aid ABCLN provides confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children who are affected by domestic abuse across Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey.

Hagan Homes has provided funding for Women's Aid ABCLN Reconnect project supporting women affected by domestic abuse to rebuild their lives and secure a sustainable future for themselves and their children.

Harmoni's Keys to Life Programme
A scheme that provides men experiencing homelessness with the core skills and confidence they need to re-enter the world of independent living.

The Keys to Life Programme provides men experiencing homelessness with skills needed to live comfortably and independently.

It does this through building social skills, confidence, life skills and community engagement which manifests a resilience that prevents young men from circulating within emergency accommodation facilities.

Hagan Homes has pledged a donation of £27,000 to the charity, which will be used to fund a project worker for the Harmoni Keys to Life Project for a period of one year.

Ballyclare Rugby Football Club
Formed in 1949 Ballyclare Rugby Football Club is another respected athletic club in the community, serving all abilities and ages. From four senior teams to a mini rugby squad, youth rugby and female rugby, the club's growth has been significant.

Hagan Homes donated £20,000 to Ballyclare Rugby Football Club to make its clubhouse more accessible to all generations.

That donation contributed towards a lift facility within the clubhouse, where founder and Chair of Hagan Homes, James Hagan, has been a member for many years.

The donation was made during the pandemic at a time when all local sports clubs halted play and events.

The Northern Ireland Hospice Community Palliative Care Nurse
A vital service that allows hundreds of individuals per year to spend their last days of life in their own home surrounded by loved ones.

Hagan Homes has pledged £264,00 over an eight-year period to the Northern Ireland Hospice's palliative care nursing team in Ballyclare. The donation supports the invaluable post of a much needed Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialist and Loughside team member. This team specifically looks after the needs of patients living with life limiting illness within Ballyclare and the surrounding areas, including Ballynure, Burnside, Doagh and out to Templepatrick.

The funding was made in memory of beloved Hagan family friend, Daphne Evans.

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