The Social Investment Fund was established following an agreement by the States of Deliberation within the 2018 Budget Report.
The Social Investment Fund is a separately constituted body, acting as a States partner, which uses public and some private funds drawn from a variety of sources to invest in the charitable and third sector, helping to build greater partnership and joint working between the States and the charitable and third sector. Similar bodies have been set up in other jurisdictions as a way of developing and supporting the third sector work to deliver desired outcomes in an efficient and sustainable way.
The Social Investment Fund's primary purpose is to use funds to invest in the Bailiwick's charitable and community sector organisations.
Response to COVID-19
- The Social Investment Fund is currently coordinating the COVID-19 Community Charity Appeal to provide funds for charities which play a vital role in the Bailiwick's coronavirus response and those which have seen funding reduced because of the economic impact of the pandemic. So far, the Appeal has raised nearly £390,000, with the Social Investment Fund pledging to match fund the amount raised pound for pound. Over £415,000 has already been distributed to charities affected by the crisis.
- To donate or to apply for funds, please go to https://covid19.gov.gg/support/appeals or please contact the Social Investment Fund's Lead Officer, Sadie Siviter de Paucar by emailing Sadie.SiviterdePaucar@gov.gg or by calling 07839 239994 or 01481 717164.
- The Social Investment Fund will soon be launching its standard grants programmes, which will support the Revive and Thrive Recovery Strategy. There will be a small grants programme and a major grants programme. Further details of criteria and how to apply for these grants will be published here soon, with the grants programmes launching before the end of 2020.
- In order to receive funding, organisations will need to demonstrate that their objectives meet the Revive and Thrive aims, together with any identified priorities outlined by the Policy & Resources Committee. Applicants will also need to demonstrate that they have robust governance arrangements in place and the capability to deliver the outcomes envisaged under any application for funding.
- The Social Investment Fund will work in partnership with the charitable and third sector, including third sector associations and other grant makers. The Fund will assist organisations in applying for funds; will be responsible for evaluating and approving funding applications from qualifying applicants; and will encourage public services to work closely with the third sector through commissioning and partnering models.
- The Social Investment Fund is incorporated as an LBG and registered as a charity, managed by a Board of Directors, comprising three independent members and two States' representatives. In 2019 the Policy & Resources Committee appointed three independent members of the Social Investment Fund following an open and transparent recruitment process:
- Jurat Stephen Jones OBE, who also chairs the Social Investment Fund
- The Very Reverend Tim Barker, the Dean of Guernsey
- Susie Crowder
- For more detailed information on the establishment of the Social Investment Fund see Billet D'État XX of 2017 Resolution 29 of The States of Guernsey Annual Budget for 2018 and more recently Billet D'État VII States Meeting 18 March 2020.
- Any enquires can be directed to Sadie Siviter de Paucar, Lead Officer by emailing Sadie.SiviterdePaucar@gov.gg or calling 01481 717164 or 07839 239994.
Company number: 67587 Charity: CH638
Operational office: Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1FH
Registered office: Third Floor, Cambridge House, Le Truchot, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1WD