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

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 5th March.

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
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 £455,000 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 £470,000 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

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.