Overseas Aid Commission
The Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission considers applications from UK, Guernsey, Jersey and Isle of Man registered charities seeking grant aid. Applications must be for clearly defined projects located in areas of greatest need within the Developing World. Priority will be given to "Least Developed" countries, as designated by the United Nations. The Commission will also consider making donations to major international disaster or emergency response appeals in the Developing World.
The Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (the Commission) is a non-statutory, non-governmental body and was established in 2004 following the Review of the Machinery of Government.
The Commission's mandate is:
"To distribute monies voted by the States for overseas aid making contributions by way of grants and emergency and disaster relief;
To develop programmes relating to the collection and distribution of funds involving the private and voluntary sectors;
in accordance with policies set by the Policy Council, having regard to recommendations from the Commission."
The objectives of the Commission are to manage and administer the budget approved by the States of Guernsey for overseas aid.
The Commission was established in 2004 superseding the former Overseas Aid Committee and has seven Members, including a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, all serving four year terms. The current Members are:
- Deputy M. O'Hara (Chairman)
- Mr T. Peet MBE
- Mr S. Mauger
- Mr P. Bodman
- Ms T. de Nobrega
- Miss J. Moore
- Dr N. Paluch
An Annual Report is published by the Commission which includes details on projects supported during the previous year.
The Commission's 2013 Annual Report can be downloaded from the link below and its reports for 2011 and 2012 are available at the bottom of the page, together with copies of the Commission's recent press releases.
Document downloads2013 Annual Report (final) Published April 2014 Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission 2012 Annual Report Published August 2013 2011 ANNUAL REPORT Annual Report of the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission for 2011 Background information on the Bailiwick of Guernsey (prepared by Staes of Guernsey Policy Council) This document provides a short explanation of Guernsey's status and administration Guernsey - regulation, co-operation and tax transparency This document explains Guernsey's position in respect of international co-operation and transparency DEC - Disaster Emergency Relief (2nd donation) Commission makes a further donation of £25,000 to the UK Disaster Emergency Committee's Syria Appeal DEC - Disaster Emergency Relief (22 March 2013) Press rlease - emergency relief award to the Disaster Emergency Committee in response to their Syrian Appeal UNICEF - Disaster Emergency Relief (follow-up) (March 2013) Press release - emergency relief award to UNICEF for work in Lebanon supporting refugees fleeing civil conflict in Syria Overseas Aid Commission makes Disaster Emergency Relief award to UNICEF Syrian conflict - Commission makes an award to UNICEF for work with refugees fleeing the Syrian civil conflict (30 January 2013) ActionAid UK - Disaster Emergency Relief (media release) (22 November 2012) Press release - emergecy relief award for ActionAid for work in Haiti following Hurricane Sandy
Overseas Aid CommissionThe Secretary, Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission, Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1FH, Channel Islands
Tel: 44 1481 717284 Email: email@example.com