MAJOR GRANTS PROGRAMME

APPLICATIONS FOR £25,000 AND ABOVE

The Major Grants Programme supports 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 and must support the outcomes set out below:

  • 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


CRITERIA & GUIDELINES

In 2021, £1,322,046 was awarded through the Major Grants Programme. The next round of applications will open in early 2022.

Application Process

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Review essential information for applying.

Contact SIF

Contact Sadie Siviter de Paucar to discuss your application on 07839 239994 or email Sadie.SiviterdePaucar@gov.gg

Complete an application form

If you are invited to complete an application you will be sent a link to SIF’s online form

Major Grants FAQs

Learn more programme details, how to apply and who is eligible.

To apply, please read the criteria and guidelines. Then contact SIF’s Lead Officer, Sadie Siviter de Paucar, to discuss submitting an application.  If you are invited to apply you will be sent a link to complete an online application form.

Email: sadie.siviterdepaucar@gov.gg 
Phone: 07839 239994

This programme accepts applications of greater than £25,000, with no upper limit, but please contact us prior to making an application to discuss the amount you would like to apply for.

Applications must support the outcomes listed above and can cover the following:

  • Running costs and salaries
  • Capital costs will be considered
  • Multi-year funding

Applications are open to registered charities or NPOs operating within or to benefit the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Organisations based within Sark should be registered with the Sark Registrar (Alderney comes under Guernsey Registry).

Applications must support the outcomes listed above 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.

  • Activities outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey or that do not benefit residents of the Bailiwick;
  • Applications from individuals;
  • Applications seeking to promote political or faith groups will not be supported (however applications are welcome from faith groups for community activities which meet the outcomes above);
  • If more than one year’s reserves are held, justification will need to be provided why these existing reserves cannot be used to fund the proposed activity;
  • Activities which duplicate a service already provided;
  • Applicants cannot apply for funding for their own salaries (for example, the salary of a CEO/ Manager should be submitted by a board member).
  • Applications are not likely to be accepted from fundraising or grant giving bodies unless previously agreed with SIF
  • Applications seeking to promote political or faith groups will not be supported (however applications are welcome from faith groups for community activities which meet the outcomes above)
  • Most recent accounts, audited if possible
  • Business or strategic plan for your organisation
  • Most recent annual report
  • If your application is for a specific project - a business plan for this project, or evidence of how this project fits into your organisation’s strategic plan
  • If your application is for a capital project and you already have quotes, please provide
  • If your funding request includes salary costs, please include a job description and/or
    person specification/key criteria.

Major Grants applications will be open in 2 rounds per year. The next round will be Quarter 1 2022, date TBC

Major Grant Recipients

2021 Major Grant recipients are detailed below:

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 To purchase 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
TOTAL FUNDING AWARDED £1,322,046

Case Studies -

Major Grants ProgramME

In-dependence was awarded £51,200 for a new 12-month post

In-dependence supports recovery from problematic substance use and gambling. The new role will help to raise awareness of services for at risk, problem gamblers and their families to be able to offer the appropriate intervention.

Learn more about their work »

Major Grants ProgramME

We supported the  Youth Commission with £300,000 over three years


With the support of a SIF grant, the Youth Commission is introducing an exciting new programme focusing on an early help approach to mental health for young people in secondary schools.

Learn more about their work »

Major Grants ProgramME

Citizens Advice Guernsey was awarded with £166,000 over three years

Citizens Advice offers free, friendly confidential advice for relationship, financial, housing, employment or any problem someone is experiencing.  The award will cover salary costs for key staff over the next three years.

Learn more about their work »

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