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. For further information about SIF, please see: https://sif.gg/
The Social Investment Fund's primary purpose is to use funds to invest in the Bailiwick's charitable and community sector organisations.
- The Social Investment Fund has launched two new grants programmes aimed at charities and non-profit organisations who support Bailiwick residents.
- Under the Small Grants Programme, applicants can apply for a grant of up to £25,000 to put towards one-off projects or ongoing expenses of a year's duration.
- The programme is funded using the Guernsey net proceeds of the Channel Islands Lottery.
- Previously lottery proceeds were distributed by the Association of Guernsey Charities. The Social Investment Fund has now linked with the Guernsey Community Foundation who will administer the new scheme. The Foundation will process applications and check that everything is in order before the board of the Social Investment Fund makes the decision on which applications have been successful and who gets funding.
- The Small Grants Programme is open for applications twice a year. For details on criteria, opening dates, how to apply and previous recipients, please see: https://sif.gg/grant-programmes/small-grants-programme/
- Applications for the Major Grants Programme are for grants in excess of £25,000.
- The programme aims to target funding towards organisations and projects which are most needed within the Bailiwick. Applications should focus on people in our Bailiwick community, on the services and support they need and are of benefit to our community. They must demonstrate measurable impact against these wide outcomes:
- Improving the lives of people with specific needs, disadvantages or vulnerabilities.
- Employment, education or training opportunities.
- The protection of our natural environment, culture and heritage.
- Improved health and wellbeing for our community.
- An inclusive community, which challenges the barriers causing disadvantage or discrimination.
- The Major Grants Programme is open for applications twice a year. For details on criteria, opening dates, how to apply and previous recipients, please see: https://sif.gg/grant-programmes/major-grants-programme/
- You can also contact SIF's Lead Officer, Sadie Siviter de Paucar by email on Sadie.SiviterdePaucar@gov.gg or by calling 07839 239994.
Response to COVID-19
- The Social Investment Fund coordinated the COVID-19 Community Charity Appeal to provide funds for charities which played a vital role in the Bailiwick's coronavirus response and those which have saw funding reduced because of the economic impact of the pandemic. The Appeal raised over £467,000, with the Social Investment Fund pledging to match fund the amount raised pound for pound. Over £553,000 has been distributed to charities affected by the crisis.
- If you would still like to donate, 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.
- The Social Investment Fund is incorporated as an LBG and registered as a charity, managed by a Board of Directors:
- Jurat Stephen Jones OBE, who also chairs the Social Investment Fund
- Bethan Haines
- The Very Reverend Tim Barker, the Dean of Guernsey
- Steve Wakelin
- Rachel Copeland BEM
- Andrew Ozanne OBE
- 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 by calling 07839 239994
Company number: 67587 Charity: CH638
Operational office: Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1FH
Registered office: 1st Floor, Tudor House, Le Bordage, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1DB