We work with different donors, distributing funds on their behalf to specific causes or, through our Grants Programme, to the areas of greatest need.

£3m given

Over the past 10 years we have distributed more than £3m to over 100 Guernsey charities across multiple fields, including mental health, the arts, younger people and the elderly.

10,000+ helped

Tens of thousands of people have been positively affected by the work of the charities we support.

Grant givers

Guernsey Community Foundation Grants Programme

Our main Guernsey Community Foundation (GCF) Grants Programme provides grants of at least £5,000 to local charities so that significant challenges or needs within the Bailiwick can be addressed.

Grant applications should show how the service or project, if funded, will address a proven area of concern, fill a gap in service provision within the Bailiwick, or improve the way a charity operates so that it can better meet the needs of the community or its service users.

The Guernsey Community Foundation

The John Ramplin Charitable Trust

The John Ramplin Charitable Trust was established in 2016 on the instructions of the late John Ramplin. The Trust makes payments to Guernsey-registered charities with a view to improving the health and wellbeing of Bailiwick residents. We manage and administer the grants process for the John Ramplin Charitable Trust. Decisions on funding applications are made by the John Ramplin Charitable Trustees.
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Pargiter Trust

We act on behalf of the Pargiter Trust to distribute funds to charitable organisations working with disadvantaged older people in the Bailiwick. Areas supported are:

Improving health and wellbeing – reducing isolation, providing hot meals and refreshments and helping older people to stay active through sports, arts, recreation, social clubs and volunteering;

Improving access to facilities, advice and training – supporting projects providing respite for carers, supporting Good Neighbourhood and befriending schemes and improving access to information and IT for older people, particularly where this involves intergenerational work;

Overcoming problems – helping older people who are experiencing difficult circumstances due to an illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty.

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Social Investment Fund

The Social Investment Fund is a separately constituted body, acting as a States of Guernsey partner, which uses public and some private funds drawn from a variety of sources to invest in the third sector, helping to build greater partnership and joint working between the States and the third sector.
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Want to know more?

There are many ways that you can apply for funding. If you can’t find the answers here, just give us a call on 01481 259523 or email us at and we will be happy to chat this through with you.