28 July 2023 • All News

Small Grants Programme still open for 2023 Charity Funding

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 Wednesday 9th August so there is still plenty of 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, capital expenses or running costs of up to a year’s duration.

In 2022, £309,000 was distributed to thirty different charitable organisations, with grants ranging from hundreds of pounds up to the full £25,000, and in the first round of 2023 applications, £168,000 was awarded.

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 several charities still need funding for their activities in 2023 so we encourage them to apply. The application process is straightforward and support is available if needed.”

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 grants@foundation.gg or 259523 for any queries about the programme.

Complete applications must be received by 12pm on Wednesday 9th August.