Investing in
our community

The Social Investment Fund (SIF) was established as a charitable company in 2018 following an agreement by the Bailiwick of Guernsey’s States of Deliberation.

SIF’s purpose is to use both public and privately-donated funds to invest in the third sector within the Bailiwick of Guernsey and improve joint working between the government and the third sector.

MAJOR GRANTS PROGRAMME

The Major Grants Programme will support the financial sustainability of the Bailiwick’s charitable sector. Applications are open to registered charities or NPOs operating within or to benefit the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Applications must support the outcomes set out below that are focused on people in our Bailiwick community, on the services and support they need, or are of benefit to our community; and demonstrate measurable impact against those applicable outcomes.

  • Improving the lives of people with specific needs, disadvantages or vulnerabilities.
  • Employment, education or training opportunities.
  • The protection of our natural environment, culture and heritage.
  • Improved health and wellbeing for our community.
  • An inclusive community, which challenges the barriers causing disadvantage or discrimination.

Applications are for £25,000 and above

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please read the criteria and guidelines. Then contact SIF’s Lead Officer, Sadie Siviter de Paucar, to discuss submitting an application and to request an application form:

sadie.siviterdepaucar@gov.gg

07839 239994

Criteria & Guidelines

The first round of the Major Grants programme for 2021 has now closed and funding recipients can be viewed in the table below.

A further round of Major Grants applications will open later this year.

You can read the Media Release here.

RECIPIENTS ROUND 1, 2021
Organisation Used For Awarded
In-dependence A new 12-month post to raise awareness of services for at risk, problem (adult) gamblers and their families and to respond to gambling referrals offering the appropriate intervention. The post holder will also succeed the Criminal Justice Substance Worker £51,200
Citizens Advice Guernsey To cover the salary costs for 3 years for the CEO and Office Coordinator £166,000
Bright Beginnings (Every Child Our Future) Towards the salary and operating costs of the Children’s Centre for 3 years £150,000
Carers Guernsey To support outreach work for 2 years £100,000
Guernsey Alcohol Advisory Service To cover the salary costs of the Rehabilitation Dry House Manager for 2 years £80,000
Autism Guernsey To cover the salary costs of specialist psychological, therapeutic, counselling and sensory integration services for 2 years £80,000
Youth Commission Towards the early help approach to mental health in secondary schools programme - for staffing costs, training and resources £300,000
Guernsey Disability Alliance To cover the salary costs of the Partnership Director for 2 years plus a contribution to running costs £80,000
Wigwam To cover the salary costs of the Family Support Coordinator for 3 years £58,046
Guernsey Employment Trust To cover the salary costs of 2 Employment Support Officers for 2 years each £151,000
Guernsey Community Savings To cover the salary costs of the Manager for 2 years £53,300
Styx Centre To purchase the adjacent field to the Styx Centre to enable the redevelopment of the parking and play areas and to improve access £25,000
Guernsey Rovers AC LBG To improve access to the South West frontage of the building and provide a bespoke area for training, learning and education for charities/community groups £27,500
TOTAL FUNDING AWARDED £1,322,046
Small Grants programme 2021

The Small Grants Programme will support charitable activities and projects across the whole of the third sector.

Registered charitable organisations can apply for the Small Grants Programme if they operate within (or for the benefit of) the Bailiwick of Guernsey, and if their work aligns with one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Improving the lives of people with specific needs, disadvantages or vulnerabilities.
  • Employment, education or training opportunities.
  • The protection of our natural environment, culture and heritage.
  • Improved health and wellbeing for our community.
  • An inclusive community, which challenges the barriers causing disadvantage or discrimination.

Applications can be for up to £25,000.

HOW TO APPLY

The Guernsey Community Foundation is managing the administration of the Small Grants Programme application process however decisions on funding applications are made by the board of the Social Investment Fund.

Please click here for further information on how to apply for a small grant, or contact

anna@foundation.gg

01481 259523

SMALL GRANTS INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY

The first round of the Small Grants programme for 2021 has now closed and funding recipients can be viewed in the table below.

A further round of Small Grants applications will open later this year.

You can read the Media Release here.

RECIPIENTS ROUND 1, 2021
Organisation Used For Awarded
GO Staff uniforms and development of 'GO online' service £10,000
Guernsey Cheshire Home To cover utilities costs £25,000
Headway To cover rent for 2021 £8,500
Guernsey Badminton Association LBG Accessible changing room facility, wheelchair ramp and two toilets £11,000
Guernsey Caring for Ex-Offenders Equipment for activity workshops for ex-offenders to learn new skills £6,000
CLIC Sargent Towards the costs of supporting Bailiwick families to stay at Jean's House, a "Home from Home" CLIC Haven in Southampton £1,924
Relate Guernsey Towards administrative and supervision staff costs £25,000
Alderney Performing Arts Festival Towards festival running and equipment costs £3,000
Guernsey Mencap Towards the rental costs of a respite flat which provides respite to adults with a learning disability, for 3 years £21,000
GROW Limited To purchase plant materials and equipment for the 2021 growing season £10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Guernsey To purchase five bluetooth pulse oximeters £650
Access For All Production of videos, factsheets and training on access requirements and reasonable adjustments for the proposed disability legislation £7,500
The Clean Earth Trust To employ a Manager to run the Repair Café Project for one year £21,343
Men's Shed Guernsey Towards staff costs £15,000
Arts for Impact Two InShape art programmes £10,800
Guernsey Foster and Adoption Association Training courses to support those who care for children and young people who have suffered trauma £5,000
Guernsey Adult Literacy Project Salary costs for a financial literacy tutor for one year £20,000
Guernsey Counselling Service Salary costs for Manager for one year £15,000
St Sampsons High School Breakfast club for pupils on the SEND register; to cover one school year’s worth of breakfasts for 40 pupils £3,387
TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED £220,104
Covid-19 Community Charity Appeal

In 2020 SIF launched the Covid-19 Community Charity Appeal to support charities which have been badly affected by the pandemic and which have provided support to the community during the crisis.

The Appeal is still able to provide support to affected charities, whose situation may have worsened with the current lockdown.

To date, almost £464,000 has been raised by generous public donations from individuals, businesses and charitable trusts.

SIF made a commitment to match fund the total amount raised from the public with its own funds if needed. So far, nearly £525,000 has been distributed to a wide range of charitable organisations, filling serious gaps in funding for many charities, and providing funds for additional services to several that are involved in the front line response to the pandemic.

Although SIF has allocated its own match funding to the Appeal, anyone wishing to support the Appeal can still make a donation by online transfer to:

Account name: Social Investment Fund;

Sort code: 60 09 20;

Account number: 70956421

Further information on the SIF Appeal, including a list of Appeal recipients can be found at https://covid19.gov.gg/support/appeals

Applications from charities for Appeal funding should fit into one of the following criteria:

  • PRIORITY A) New schemes proposed by charities or community groups to support the community at this time;
  • PRIORITY B) To support charities which are now in financial difficulty as a result of the coronavirus situation from decreased income or increased services.

To apply, charities should request an application form from SIF’s Lead Officer, Sadie Siviter de Paucar.

Sadie.SiviterdePaucar@gov.gg

07839 239994

ABOUT SIF - THE SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND

The Social Investment Fund is incorporated as an LBG and registered as a charity, managed by a Board of Directors. In 2019 the Policy & Resources Committee appointed three independent members of the Social Investment Fund:

Jurat Stephen Jones OBE

Social Investment Fund Chair

Bethan Haines

The Very Reverend Tim Barker

Steve Wakelin

Rachel Copeland BEM

Andrew Ozanne OBE

For more detailed information on the establishment of the Social Investment Fund see Billet D'État XX of 2017 Resolution 29 of The States of Guernsey Annual Budget for 2018 and more recently Billet D'État VII States Meeting 18 March 2020.

The Social Investment Fund is a separately constituted body, acting as a States partner, which uses public and some private funds drawn from a variety of sources to invest in the charitable and third sector, helping to build greater partnership and joint working between the States and the charitable and third sector. Similar bodies have been set up in other jurisdictions as a way of developing and supporting the third sector work to deliver desired outcomes in an efficient and sustainable way.