Jersey charities that are delivering essential services to the local community and have been impacted financially by COVID-19 are invited to apply to the Jersey Community Foundation for grant support from Wednesday 5 August. The deadline for submissions in this grant period will be Friday 28 August.
The Jersey Community Foundation (JCF) was recently established as an independent Jersey charity by the Jersey Funders Group, working with the Government of Jersey. The Foundation’s short-term priority is to distribute dormant bank account funds released by the Government of Jersey to assist charities supporting the community at this time of COVID-19 and during its aftermath.
Heather MacCallum, Co-Chair of the JCF says: “We are looking at how we can fund charities most effectively in the coming months. Most Jersey Charites are facing significant pressure on finances and many have lost income from shop closures, cancelled fundraising events or suspension of paid services. We do not have the resources available to replace all these funds, but we will consider all requests where loss of income may result in the cancellation of a project or trigger a significant curtailment of services”.
The criteria for grant eligibility are broad in terms of providing support to the island community of Jersey in coping with the current pandemic and its aftermath. Criteria include covering the cost of additional short-term resource, funding projects or activities affected which include the advancement of community development and health, as well as the provision of relief to those in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability and financial hardship.
The JCF is encouraging all grant applicants to contact them to confirm eligibility before proceeding to a full formal application. More information can be found by clicking here or by emailing email@example.com.
For those charities not in a position to apply in August, a second application period will take place later this year and the JCF website will carry updates on dates and deadlines.