A grant of £10,000 is again to be awarded to a Guernsey-based charitable project in memory of a local entrepreneur who died, aged 99, in 2021.
Dougie Le Huquet was a grower, who also owned a chain of chip shops and developed commercial and residential property in Guernsey, Jersey and the United States.
It was his wish that “Dougie’s Grant” should be established to benefit local causes.
In its inaugural year the grant was awarded to Mill Street Community Café which officially opened recently after a soft launch in June.
On behalf of the café’s directors Sue Devine said: “We applied for the grant in the hope that we could use it for the refurbishment of our old kitchen. The work took a long time to complete, but the results are spectacular. We now have a purpose-built work area which is flexible, clean and modern.
“Dougie would be happy to know that we have invited young people from the Community Hub to come to learn how to cook with us and everybody else who has seen the results of his generosity reacts with a big ‘wow’”.
Applications are now being invited for the 2023 grant, from registered charities who can clearly demonstrate a specific named Guernsey-based project that the funding will benefit. The successful applicant will be announced on 19 December which was Dougie’s birthday.
Further information about the grant and how charities should apply is available on the website www.dougiesgrant.com/application