The Social Investment Fund’s Small Grants Programme is aimed at charities and non-profit organisations which support Bailiwick residents.
The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd July so there is still time to put forward projects, activities or services which need funding.
Under the Small Grants Programme, eligible charities can apply for a grant of up to £25,000 to put towards one-off projects or ongoing expenses of a year’s duration, for costs such as salaries or running costs.
The programme is funded using the Guernsey net proceeds of the Channel Islands Lottery. Launched in 2021, the programme has already distributed over £420,000 to forty different organisations with grants ranging from hundreds of pounds up to the full £25,000.
The funding covers a wide range of areas to benefit people or activities in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Funding can support charities which assist people with specific needs, disadvantages or vulnerabilities; create employment, education or training opportunities; protect our natural environment, culture and heritage; improve the health and wellbeing of our community; or make our community a more inclusive place to live.
Sadie Siviter de Paucar, Lead Officer of the Social Investment Fund, said, “We know that some charities are struggling with fundraising, partly due to Covid and also due to the rising cost of living. We encourage those charities to come forward to apply.”
For this programme, SIF works with the Guernsey Community Foundation which provides administrative support in coordinating applications.
Charities can complete and submit an application form online through SIF’s grant application portal. Organisations can review full information about the grants programme, along with the link to the application form here.
You can also contact the Guernsey Community Foundation on firstname.lastname@example.org or 259523 for any queries about the programme.
Complete applications must be received by 12pm on Friday 22nd July 2022.
Applications for grants in excess of £25,000 can be made to SIF’s Major Grants Programme, which will open again for applications soon.