About SIF

Funding charities to address the areas of greatest need in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

The Social Investment Fund was established following an agreement by the States of Deliberation within the 2018 Budget Report and was incorporated in 2020.

SIF’s purpose is to use funds received from public and private sources to invest in the third sector within the Bailiwick of Guernsey and improve joint working between the government and the third sector.

After its incorporation, SIF immediately responded to the Covid-19 crisis by launching a successful appeal for donations to support local charities. SIF is now focusing on its original plans of providing grants to the charitable sector via its Small and Major Grants programmes.

Funding Sources

Funding for our grants programmes came initially from the Guernsey net proceeds of the Channel Islands Lottery. SIF has recently received its first funding from the Guernsey Probate Registry and in future, other sources of States and previously unavailable funding will be earmarked for SIF’s grants programmes.

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Recent Funding Rounds

The first rounds of the Small and Major Grants programmes for 2021 have now closed and funding recipients can be viewed in the tables below. New rounds will be announced on this site in due course.

Small Grants 2021 Round 1
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 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 FUNDING AWARDED £200,104
Major Grants 2021 Round 1
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 Towards the purchase of 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
Guernsey Mind Towards core funding for the delivery of the charity's overall strategic plan £74,000
TOTAL FUNDING AWARDED £1,396,046

Focus on the Bailiwick

The Social Investment Fund seeks to support the financial sustainability of the Bailiwick’s vital charitable sector, targeting funding towards organisations and projects which are most needed or demonstrate measurable benefits for our community.

Our funding is available to a wide range of beneficiaries and causes, including disadvantaged groups, culture and the arts, the environment, education and health & wellbeing.

We distribute a range of grants from hundreds of pounds to sums in excess of £100,000.

Learn more about our grants

The SIF Team

The Social Investment Fund is incorporated as an LBG and registered as a charity, managed by a Board of Directors. For more detailed information on the establishment of the Social Investment Fund see Billet D'ÉtatXX 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.

SIF's 2020 accounts can be viewed here.