Guernsey Community Foundation - Grants

This programme provides substantial grants to local voluntary organisations so that significant challenges or needs within the Bailiwick can be addressed.


Applications will be accepted at any point during the year

Applications should be for a minimum of £10,000


The theme for applications is “strategic initiatives.” What we mean by this is that your application needs to address an issue that can improve the way your voluntary organisation operates or delivers its services so that it can better meet the needs of the community or your beneficiaries.

Examples of areas supported include: formation of strategy; leadership and management; staffing and volunteers; infrastructure; training; effective fundraising; communications; working with other organisations to maximise the use of available resources.

See the table of Strategic Grant recipients and the projects for which they were awarded funding at the bottom of the page.

Applications will need to demonstrate a measurable impact and should address a proven area of concern or need in the community, or fill a ‘gap’ in provision.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to any voluntary organisation, group or committee; non profit organisation; or registered charity. Project activities must take place within the Bailiwick. Previous recipients of our Quarterly Grants Programme are eligible to apply for funding from this programme.

Application Process

  1. Read the Guidelines for Applying for a Strategic Grant.
  2. Call the Foundation’s staff to discuss your application proposal.
  3. If your proposal is considered suitable, you will be invited to submit a formal application.
  4. Complete an application form and submit supporting documentation – annual accounts along with a strategic or business plan.
  5. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to present their proposal in person to the Grants Panel, made up of three members of the Foundation’s team.

Who can I contact to discuss this?

Contact Sadie for more information or call us on 748056. Sadie will be happy to talk you through the application process and provide support where needed.

Interested in donating to the Strategic Grant Programme?

This programme is funded by generous individuals who believe in philanthropy. There is always a need to improve the way we do things and this includes charities. So if you feel you would to become a donor, then please contact Jim at the Foundation who can take you through the process. 100% of your donation would go towards grants.

Organisation Amount Sum
Guernsey Youth Commission Contribution to costs of Chief Executive for 2 years £75,000
Guernsey Employment Trust Business plan, start up costs and employment of Chief Executive for 2 years £230,560
Guernsey Disability Alliance Funding for 5 year plan; employment of Chief Executive; running costs £90,000
Guernsey Mind Salary support for admin assistants over 3 years plus funding for staff restructure to enable MIND to lead States Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy £128,000
Victim Support & Witness Service Salary support for two admin assistants over 3 years £19,300
Maison St Pierre One year contract for short term staff members to evaluate services £25,000
Safer Integration of Womens Refuge/IDVA structure under Safer; salary costs for change manager £46,840
Autism Guernsey Salary support for new office manager for 2 years £54,000
Guernsey Bereavement Service Salary support for new manager £10,000
Caring for Ex-Offenders Funding to employ co-ordinator £60,000
Drug Concern Staff development; training staff in counselling and pyschotherapy £13,800
Help a Guernsey Child Contribution over 3 years to pot to assist disadvantaged young people £25,000
Wigwam Funding of charity manager role - salary costs for 2 years £49,293
Caritas Funding of Chef for Caritas Café to allow focus on strategic development by management committee £22,250
Headway Contribution to the employment costs of an Assistant Neurological Psychologist for 3 years £36,000
Liberate Towards the cost of employing a Coordinator for one year £21,250


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