Guernsey Community Foundation

The Guernsey Community Foundation is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Bailiwick, especially for those most in need.

We work with the charitable sector, local businesses, and the States of Guernsey. We give grants, conduct research, propose changes to social policy, and more.

We want to help create an inclusive and caring community in which a strong and committed charitable sector works effectively with government and business.

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Who we are and what we do


We provide funding to charities and not for profit organisations


Find out more about funding us


Guernsey Community Foundation publishes major report on homelessness

Guernsey has a hidden homelessness problem, according to a major report published by the Guernsey Community Foundation.

About our work

The Foundation works to ensure that donations are used to tackle clearly-identified community needs. We provide a range of services to individuals and corporations who want to contribute to our island community through philanthropy.

Foundation facts

  • A registered charity and company limited by guarantee
  • Directs £1.3m to community causes every year
  • Team of five staff backed by an experienced board
  • Committed to the highest levels of governance
  • Dedicated Grants Panel oversees all funding applications

We’ve helped to establish:

  • Guernsey Employment Trust
  • Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney
  • Health Improvement Commission
  • Bailiwick Social Prescribing
  • Guernsey Nature Commission
  • Carers Guernsey

Supporting Charities

We have distributed more than £3m to over 100 Guernsey Charities across multiple fields, including mental health, the arts, younger people and the elderly.

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Community Awards

The Community Awards were first held in 2011. The Awards celebrate local charities, individuals, and businesses who have raised money, delivered services, and carried out community projects for the benefit of others across the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

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