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 has provided support to affected charities, whose situation may have worsened with the 2021 lockdown.

To date, over £467,000 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, over £550,000 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.

Please contact SIF’s Lead Officer regarding the Appeal:

Sadie Siviter de Paucar
email: Sadie.SiviterdePaucar@gov.gg
or phone: 07839 239994

Covid-19 Appeal Recipients

2020 & 2021 Covid-19 Appeal recipients are detailed below:

Covid-19 Appeal
Organisation Used For Awarded
Bright Beginnings Following a loss of income from the preschool during lockdown, to support the salaries of the Children’s Centre Deputy Manager and Coordinator of Mellow Parenting/other groups for families with additional needs £8,624
Stay Connected Tablets for older people/those with long term health conditions to stay connected during lockdown/isolation/shielding £5,000
Les Cotils Towards food costs for the 'Food for Families' project which has been supporting some of the families worst affected by the crisis with deliveries of home cooked meals.   £5,000
Lihou Trust Towards the Warden's salary following loss of income from cancellations at Lihou House during lockdown  £7,000
Choices Towards loss of income during lockdown and PPE costs £12,000
Cheshire Home Towards loss of income during lockdown and PPE costs £12,355
Health Connections Towards loss of income from shop during lockdown £5,000
Les Bourgs Hospice Towards loss of income from shop during lockdown £12,500
Autism Guernsey To provide  IT resources to support people with autism in the community online while face to face contact is restricted, and to replace IT equipment for staff. £7,988
Sylvans Football Club Towards loss of income during lockdown £5,000
Alderney FA Towards loss of income during lockdown £2,000
Vale Recreation Club Towards loss of income during lockdown £4,000
Little Chapel Towards loss of income during lockdown £20,000
St James Towards loss of income during lockdown £20,000
St Saviours Community Centre Towards loss of income during lockdown £10,000
Guernsey Sports Commission  Sports Recovery Fund £25,000
GSPCA Towards loss of income during lockdown £20,000
Guernsey Sports Commission Sports Recovery Fund further award £15,000
Safer 50% of funding for a fully qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to be contracted for one year as a result of increased domestic abuse victims during lockdown. Other 50% to be funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands in co-funding agreement with SIF. £24,879
Guernsey Rovers AC Towards loss of income during lockdown, to support the three main sports operating from the club: football, archery and cricket £12,000
Alderney Wildlife Trust Loss of income during lockdown £3,000
Guernsey Island Amateur Athletic Club Loss of income during lockdown £3,000
Guernsey Indoor Bowling Association LBG Loss of income during lockdown £3,000
Millenium Tapestry Trust Loss of income during lockdown £3,000
Eldad: After School Club Loss of income during lockdown £3,000
Alderney Bird Observatory Ltd Loss of income during lockdown £3,000
Relate Loss of income during lockdown £10,979
KGV Loss of income during lockdown £13,500
Guernsey Cricket Board Loss of income £10,000
Guernsey Football Association Loss of income £25,000
Guernsey Football Club Loss of income £20,000
Guernsey Rugby FC Loss of income £35,000
Little Buttons Pre-School Charitable Trust Loss of income during lockdown £2,914
Men's Shed Guernsey Shedcast sessions during lockdown - to reduce isolation for members £1,700
Guernsey Alcohol Advisory Service Loss of income £15,000
Alderney Cinema Club Loss of income £4,500
Liberate Loss of sponsorship income - towards security and clean up for Pride 2020 £2,000
St Stephen's Community Centre Loss of income £3,250
Citizen's Advice Guernsey Loss of income and extra costs incurred £20,000
Guernsey Yacht Club LBG Loss of income £8,500
Alderney Wildlife Trust Loss of income £5,310
St John's Residential Home Towards additional costs £5,307
St John Ambulance Guernsey Loss of income and towards additional costs £17,500
St Peter's Church Loss of income £11,000
The Guernsey Botanical Trust LBG Loss of income £5,000
Guernsey Sea Cadets Loss of income £1,000
Les Cotils Food for Families - lockdown 2 £7,156
St Anne's Preschool Playgroup Loss of income £4,000
St John's Residential Home Towards additional costs of lockdown #2 £14,884
Health Connections Loss of income - lockdown #2 and towards the Stay Connected project £8,500
Guernsey Hockey Club LBG Loss of income - lockdown #2 £6,000
St Matthews Community Centre (Cobo Community Centre) Loss of income - lockdown #2 £6,162
Amalgamated Boxing Club Loss of income - lockdown #2 £1,400
Caritas Loss of income - lockdown #2 £652
Cheshire Home Loss of income - lockdown #2 £3,506
St Stephen's Community Centre Loss of income - lockdown #2 £3,694
The Little Chapel  Loss of income – lockdown #2 £1,236
Guernsey Photography Festival Loss of sponsorship income - towards 2021 Festival £5,000
Les Bourgs Hospice Loss of income – lockdown #2 £20,000
TOTAL FUNDING AWARDED £550,996

Case Studies

Covid-19 APPEAL

£24,879 towards the costs of an Independent Domestic Abuse Adviser

Safer is the Bailiwick of Guernsey's domestic abuse charity supporting all victims of domestic abuse whether they be adults, children, women or men. The grant funding is providing additional support as a result of increased domestic abuse victims during lockdown.

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Covid-19 APPEAL

£8,310 for loss of income during lockdown

Alderney Wildlife Trust raises awareness and educates others on the issues affecting wildlife on Alderney. The funding will support delayed refurbishment of the Wildlife Centre and staff costs. 

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Covid-19 APPEAL

£40,000 awarded towards a Sports Recovery Fund

The Sports Recovery Fund benefited over 20 sporting organisations hit hard by the pandemic, including Guernsey Bowling Association, Rowing Club, Petanque Association, and Table Tennis Association.

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