Applications are now open for funds raised by Belfast Cathedral’s Black Santa Appeal 2023.
Last year, Dean Stephen Forde’s annual sit-out on the steps of the Cathedral raised £130,000 in the 10 days before Christmas, allowing the appeal to support 126 local charities with grants and awards of £1,000 and more.
This is Black Santa’s 47th year, and the sit-out will run from December 14-24. To increase the impact of support for local charities, the Black Santa team invites applications from those registered charities whose annual income in 2022 was £200,000 or less.
In 2023, applications are especially welcome from charities working in three key areas:
Black Santa Applications can be downloaded from the Belfast Cathedral website. Closing date for applications is Friday December 8 2023.