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.
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.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 £75,000 to bring country singer Dolly Parton's Imagination Library scheme to Belfast.
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 will begin as a pilot scheme followed by a roll-out in partnership with nine Sure Start centres across all areas of Belfast.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.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 has donated £30,000 to The Welcome Organisation for the purchase of a new Street Outreach Vehicle. The vehicle will have 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 will also ensure that the service is able to run as efficiently and effectively as possible for the foreseeable future. The Outreach Vehicle will be providing potentially life-saving support on the streets of Belfast 17 hours a day, 7am to 2am, 365 days a week.
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.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.The Northern Ireland Hospice's 'Time to Care' project
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 partnered with the NI Hospice to support its 'Time to Care' project in Ballyclare with a £33,000 donation.
This service supports hundreds of individuals who want to spend their last days in their own home surrounded by loved ones.
In the Ballyclare area, which is Hagan Homes' base, the team of community nurses at the Hospice who are linked to the 'Time to Care' project receive over 400 referrals a year. At any given time, they will be delivering care for up to 100 patients.
The multi-disciplinary team is highly skilled and makes a real difference to families by supporting them during a challenging and life-changing time.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.
Hagan Homes donated £10,000 to an Action Cancer black tie event in conjunction with the Keith Duffy Foundation recently. It was the sponsor of the gala, which raised money and created awareness of the charity's drive to offer cancer services.
The event was the first time that Boyzone member Keith Duffy worked with Action Cancer, which further boosted funds needed. 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 will provide six weeks of free counselling or therapeutic sessions for 145 children and young people impacted by a cancer diagnosis.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.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.Comber Farmers' Market
A monthly market that celebrates over two dozen local artisan businesses in the county Down town.
A much-loved artisan market in the quaint town of Comber, this event celebrated its fifth anniversary last year when Hagan Homes announced a 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.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.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 £73,105 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.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.