Jersey Community Foundation (JCF) is calling on the arts, science, and sport sectors to apply for a portion of £422,890 worth of funding before deadline to help projects thrive amidst the cost-of-living crisis.
Jersey Community Foundation will shortly be closing applications for the next round of their Channel Island Lottery funding, with the deadline for applications approaching this Sunday, 02 October.
The Funding, which is split into broad community themed funds: heritage; arts; science; sports and active lifestyle, offers finance to organisations and projects during the cost-of-living crisis and beyond. The current maximum grant size is £50,000 per applicant per financial year and there is a total of £422,890 available across the sectors. Multi-year grants will be considered.
Anna Terry, CEO of Jersey Community Foundation, said: “Whilst we continue to fund charities that are supporting the community during the cost-of-living crisis, we also wish to stress the value of organisations whose goals are to uplift, enrich and advance our community during these difficult financial times.
“These community-driven groups, often run on very lean budgets, operating on the thinnest of margins, prioritise benefit to community over any profit. The cost-of-living crisis – and indeed Covid– has served to intensify this challenge and we want to ensure community projects, charities and initiatives do not suffer as a result.
“Arts, sports, and scientific pursuits help lift us up when we are stressed, they help us process difficult experiences, they can help us express ourselves, improve our mental and physical wellbeing and they are crucial in the education and advancement of our entire community.
“We would like to encourage any organisation looking for project funding within our themed areas, to apply before the deadline (Sunday 02 October) or to get in touch with our team to find out more.”
A small sample of previous JCF, Channel Islands Lottery funded projects include last week’s Jersey Festival of Words (£30,000); St Lawrence School’s (upcoming) outdoor timeline (£3,517); protecting and maintaining Jersey’s hedgerows with Jersey Trees for Life (£3,000); facilitating a more sustainable approach to Jersey’s use of marine resources with JICAS (£20,000) (pictured) and keeping elderly and disabled people active with Laugh, Move and Groove (£2,763).
Funding criteria is in place but the JCF encourages enquiries to scope out projects for possible funding with our grants team.