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 for our grants programmes comes from the Guernsey net proceeds of the Channel Islands Lottery and Guernsey Probate Registry. Following a States decision in 2021 SIF also receives a percentage of all seized assets proceeds to apply for community investment.
Recent grant recipients can be viewed below. New funding application rounds will be announced on this site in due course.
Small Grants 2022
|Guernsey Swimming Club||Level 1 & 2 and coaching training for teachers so they can become SwimEngland accredited||£6,698|
|Climb LBG||Towards the salary costs of a part-time Senior Instructor/Co-Ordinator||£10,500|
|Accidental Zoo||Towards the costs of delivering the Wellbeing Matters programme in 2022||£5,000|
|Relate Guernsey||Towards general operating expenses including office staff, rent, services, supervision, IT, telephones, insurance policies, training||£25,000|
|Mill Street Community Cafe LBG||Towards renovation work and to improve accessibility||£15,000|
|St Anne's Preschool Playgroup||To fund the 2022 summer school, enabling the Playgroup to use any profits to take on more staff and replace dilapidated equipment||£6,163|
|La Société Guernesiaise Astronomy Section||A flat screen monitor/TV with speakers, to facilitate lectures/presentation||£1,039|
|Guernsey Amalgamated Boxing Club||A webpage, 2 x iPads, a projector and a screen, to improve publicity and training||£5,577|
|Guernsey Bereavement Service||Provision of mandatory counsellor supervision||£6,615|
|Liberate||Salary for part-time Administrative Officer||£12,500|
|5th Guernsey Scouts||Repairs to the Nissen hut so it can be used as a base for the Scouts group||£10,000|
|Friends of Sark School||Towards outdoor play equipment for the school||£20,000|
|Action for Children/Youth Housing Project||To fund ‘moving in’ equipment packs for 14 service users who leave AFC training flats to live independently||£14,939|
|Go LBG||Equipment and minor alterations to premises in order to develop new skills for trainees||£13,000|
|Les Cotils Ltd||To support ex-offender work placement/training||£12,500|
|Guernsey Sylvans Sports Club LBG||Replacement line marker for pitches||£720|
|Guernsey Athletics||Investment in the promotion and roll out of Long Term Athlete Development and Youth Athlete Development, targeting children in primary school and lower junior school - salary costs, education resources, equipment and facilities costs||£14,500|
|Autism Guernsey||Training and equipment for Occupational Therapist role||£10,000|
|Guernsey Dynamics Football Club||To support facilities hire and travel costs so that players can have games with similar teams||£6,000|
|Guernsey Counselling Service||To support training and counselling costs||£16,000|
|Alderney Bird Observatory||To cover the costs of building a base station for the MOTUS migrant bird data project and purchasing recording equipment||£4,000|
|Guernsey Street Festival||Towards costs of performers||£5,000|
|The Monnaie Fellowship Trust LBG||Towards a wheelchair-friendly pathway in the grounds||£2,500|
|Choices||Towards a renewed website, branding and signage||£5,921|
|Guernsey Rugby Association||Towards salaries of the Rugby Development Officer and Community Rugby Coach||£15,000|
|Guernsey Sports Commission||Salary for new role of Guernsey Netball Association Head Coach, travel costs and accommodation for one year||£16,666|
|La Société Guernesiaise Conservation Herd||Winter feed, milk powder and repairs to the Landrover||£3,000|
|Men's Shed Guernsey||General manager salary for 1 year and purchase of replacement planer||£18,600|
|Guernsey Walking Football||Towards pitch hire fees||£9,600|
|Priaulx Library||For the digitisation programme - towards the costs of project management or project administration/communication||£12,000|
|Rosaire Community Association||Towards equipment and running costs, and the purchase of an Interactive Audience Response System (Click-A-Pad)||£5,279|
|TOTAL FUNDING AWARDED||£309,317|
Major Grants 2022
|Guernsey Voluntary Service||Towards salary costs of the Manager and Administrator of the Russels Day Centre for 3 years||£93,059|
|St James||Towards general running costs for 3 years||£98,500|
|Lihou Charitable Trust||Towards support for the Warden's salary for 3 years||£60,370|
|Cardiac Action Group||Towards 2023 funding for the Community Resuscitation Development Officer||£45,875|
|Liberate||Towards salary support for the CEO for 3 years||£112,549|
|Vive La Vallette||Towards salary costs of the Community Lead 2022-2023||£40,000|
|Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)||Towards salary support for the Shelter Manager for two years||£49,267|
|Art for Guernsey||To support the salary costs of the new Centre Manager role for 2 years||£70,000|
|Grow Limited||Towards salary costs of the General Manager and Training Manager for 3 years||£200,250|
|Safer||Towards 3 years of salary costs for an additional IDVA / outreach worker||£130,000|
|Guernsey Mencap||Towards support over a 3-year period for a program of repairs and replacement of white goods for members living in supported accommodation||£48,000|
|Guernsey Nature Commission||Towards set up and running costs for the first 2 years||£100,000|
|Guernsey Cheshire Home||Towards the salary costs of the Home Manager’s role for 2 years||£73,000|
|Guernsey Sports Commission||'On Your Marks' school holidays sports programme for 3 years 2023-2025 - facility costs, staff costs and marketing||£116,490|
|Health Improvement Commission for Guernsey & Alderney||Towards operating the Bailiwick Social Prescribing pilot scheme between 1st October 2023 and 31st December 2024 - staff costs, marketing, expenses||£152,223|
|Guernsey Mind||Towards core funding for the delivery of the charity's overall strategic plan for 2 years||£200,000|
|Guernsey Arts Commission||Towards a new Community Arts Development Officer role for 3 years||£90,000|
|Association of Guernsey Charities||Towards the salary of the new Administrator role and premises costs for 3 years||£105,000|
|Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support & Witness Service||Towards staff costs for 3 years||£94,056|
|Guernsey Community Savings||Towards the salary costs of one of the Managers for 3 years from 1 July 2023||£59,975|
|TOTAL FUNDING AWARDED||£1,938,614|
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 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 2021 accounts can be viewed here.
SIF's Update Report for 2020-2021 can be viewed here.