Applications can be submitted now for the next round of grants available through Guernsey's Social Investment Fund.
Set up as a charitable company in 2020, the SIF uses both public and privately-donated funds to invest in the third sector and improve joint working between the government and the third sector.
In 2022 it awarded more than £2 million to twenty-one different organisations through its Major Grants Programme, which seeks to support the financial sustainability of the Bailiwick’s vital charitable sector.
Applicants can apply for grants worth more than £25,000 towards running costs and salaries, capital costs or multi-year funding. To apply, the organisation must be a registered charity or NPO operating within or to benefit the Bailiwick.
Pictured: The Guernsey Cheshire Home was one of the beneficiaries during 2022.
The programme aims to target funding towards organisations and projects which are considered to be most needed locally such as those involved with:
Employment, education or training opportunities.
The protection of our natural environment, culture and heritage.
Improved health and wellbeing for our community.
Examples of 2022 recipients include Grow Limited, which received £200,250 to go towards salary costs for a General Manager and new Training Manager for three years.
The Cheshire Home received £73,000 towards the Home Manager’s role for two years while the Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support & Witness Service received £94,056 towards three years of salary costs.
The money comes from the net proceeds of the Channel Islands Lottery and the Guernsey Probate Registry. Following a States decision in 2021 SIF also receives a percentage of all seized assets proceeds to apply for community investment.
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