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 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.

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Recent Funding Rounds

Recent grant recipients can be viewed below. New funding application rounds will be announced on this site in due course.

Small Grants 2022
Organisation Used For Awarded
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
Major Grants 2022
Organisation Used For Awarded
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

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 2021 accounts can be viewed here.

SIF's Update Report for 2020-2021 can be viewed here.