Applications should be for at least £5,000, although we do on occasion accept applications for smaller amounts.
Applying for a grant
- Applications should address a proven area of concern or fill a gap in service provision within the Bailiwick.
- Applications should seek to improve the way a charity operates or delivers its services so that it can better meet the needs of the community or its service users.
- Applicants must explain how the grant would have a positive impact.
- If an organisation holds more than one year’s reserves, applicants will need to explain why the ‘surplus’ cannot be used to fund or part-fund the proposed activity.
- If you are thinking of making an application you should speak to us first. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 259523. If, after talking to us, we think that you should apply, you will be asked to complete a pre-application form. The Foundation’s Grants Panel will then decide whether to invite a full application.
- If the Panel so invite you to make a full application, you will need to complete the full application form. You will be asked to submit supporting documentation such as annual accounts, business plans, and details of your safeguarding policy.
- We may ask you or other representatives of the charity to attend a meeting of the Grants Panel to answer questions. See more detailed guidelines.
Do you offer any help and guidance to grant applicants?
Yes – we are very happy to talk you through the process and help you with your application as well as offering you more practical advice. Our aim is to maximise your chances of success and make the process as user-friendly as possible.
Can I apply for multiple grants?
Yes, but we would advise you to make one application and within it to projects, equipment, salaries etc with which you want assistance. If you are successful in your application and receive a grant, you can apply for the same help at a later date – however we will look for evidence that you have tried to secure funding by other means, and in general we discourage applicants from becoming dependent on our grant-giving. But in short, yes, you are welcome to apply again. You are also welcome to re-apply if your first application is rejected, but we would recommend you speak to us first to find out more about why you were originally unsuccessful.
Can I apply for a grant if our charity is outside the Bailiwick of Guernsey?
Yes, provided you have some sort of presence in Bailiwick (for example, your charity may be headquartered in the UK but you have a brand, and provided that your grant will benefit people within the Bailiwick.
Do you have to be a registered charity to apply for a grant?
If you are a charity and you have not registered we will want to know why, but not being registered does not automatically disqualify you.
Recent grant approvals
Here are some examples of grant recipients and the projects they were awarded funding for.
|Organisation/ Charity||Details||Grants (GBP)|
|Ron Short Centre||Upgrades to retail space||£23,600|
|Trauma Recovery Centre||Clinical, therapy and support staff||£66,279|
|Guernsey Beach Wheelchairs||Operations and maintenance salary costs||£6,900|
|Guernsey Botanical Trust||Completion works for Victorian walled garden||£10,000|
|St Peter Port Christmas Lights||Replacement lights||£5,000|
|Association of Guernsey Charities||Development Officer for 3 years||£122,000|
|Guernsey Mind||Operational costs for expansion into therapeutic services||£100,000|
|Bright Beginnings||Full-time CEO for 2 years||£104,031|
|Relate||Counsellor recruitment, training and supervision over 2 years||£52,000|
|St James Concert Hall||Operating costs||£25,000|
|Guernsey Arts Commission||Funding Development Officer||£40,000|
|La Société Guernesiaise Astronomy Section||Upgrate to computers, AV system and WiFi||£6,086|
|St John Guernsey||First Aid in Schools programme for 12 months||£12,000|
|Go LBG||General Manager||£34,000|
|Bailiwick Social Prescribing||Operational costs for final pilot year||£111,000|
|Art for Guernsey||Staffing of new gallery||£50,000|
|Guernsey Disability Alliance||Website, awareness campaign, members' meetings||£17,000|
|Safer||Trainee Outreach Worker||£23,000|
|Guernsey Conservation Volunteers||Part-time Operations Director for 2 years||£39,084|
|Ron Short Centre||Completion work on new function hall||£45,000|
|Friends of Sark School||New school playground||£20,000|
|Guernsey Voluntary Service||General Manager for 2 years||£40,400|
|Guernsey Nature Commission||Start-up and running costs for 3 years||£150,000|
|Choices||IT work, telephony upgrade, and specialist equipment||£18,750|
|Autism Guernsey||General Manager for 3 years||£90,000|
|Grow Limited||Development Work||£25,000|
|Vive La Vallette/ Guernsey Disability Swimming||Access pathway at the bathing pools||£22,000|
|Youth Commission||Full-time Coordinator for Sunflower Project for 2 years||£52,500|
|Little Buttons Pre-School||Holiday activity programme||£5,000|
|Chateau Reve||Maintenance of hoist for pool access||£5,000|
|Health Connections||Part-time Lead Transport Coordinator||£17,323|
|Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association||Part-time support advisor for 2 years||£47,500|
|Guernsey Bereavement Service||Manager and Administrator for 2 years||£60,000|
|Guernsey Sports Commission||School holiday programme||£15,000|
|Pollinator Project||Part-time ecologist in partnership with Environment Guernsey Ltd||£60,000|
|Guernsey Mobility Let's Go||Equipment, staff and training costs||£15,000|
Want to know more?
If you would like to talk to one of the team about the application process, just give us a call on 01481 259523 or email us on email@example.com and we will be happy to help.