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 £5,000
Applications should address a proven area of concern, a significant challenge or fill a ‘gap’ in provision within the Bailiwick.
Applications should seek to improve the way a voluntary organisation operates or delivers its services so that it can better meet the needs of the community or its beneficiaries.
Applications will need to demonstrate a measurable impact.
Reserves - justification will need to be provided if an organisation holds more than one year’s reserves and why such existing reserves cannot be used to fund the proposed activity.
For examples of activities supported by the programme, see the table of grant recipients and the projects for which they were awarded funding at the bottom of this page.
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.
- Read the Guidelines for Applying for a GCF Grant.
- Potential applicants are encouraged to speak to the Guernsey Community Foundation in the first instance to discuss their intended grant application.
- Complete a pre-application form, available here or can be sent to you. If the grants panel considers that the proposal fits the programme criteria the applicant will then be invited to make a full application and complete an application form.
- Complete a full application form and submit supporting documentation – annual accounts, a strategic or business plan and evidence of safeguarding procedures for organisations working with children or vulernable adults, including older adults.
- Applicants will then be asked to present their proposal in person to the Grants Panel.
Who can I contact to discuss this?
Interested in donating to the Grants 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.
|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||£140,000|
|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 over 3 years||£90,000|
|Drug Concern||Staff development; training staff in counselling and pyschotherapy||£25,070|
|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|
|Bright Beginnings||Towards salaries of Deputy Centre Manager & Centre Manager for 2 years||£59,400|
|Victim Support & Witness Service||Towards salary of Deputy Manager for 2 years||£20,935|
|Guernsey Bereavement Service||In support of the salary of the Office Manager for nine months so that their fundraising strategy can be progressed||£15,000|
|Carers Guernsey||Start up costs and salaries||£79,000|
|Autism Guernsey||Follow on funding towards Office Manager salary over 2 years||£27,778|
|Guernsey Mind||Operational costs over 2 years||£72,000|
|Styx Centre||Funding for Centre Manager's salary for one year||£17,500|