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Small Grants Programme still open for 2023 charity funding

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Wednesday 18 January 2023

The Social Investment Fund's Small Grants Programme is aimed at charities and non-profit organisations which support Bailiwick residents.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st January so there is still plenty of time to put forward projects, activities or services which need funding.

Under the Small Grants Programme, eligible charities can apply for a grant of up to £25,000 to put towards one-off projects, capital expenses or running costs of up to a year's duration.

The programme is funded using the Guernsey net proceeds of the Channel Islands Lottery. In 2022, £309,000 was distributed to thirty different charitable organisations, with grants ranging from hundreds of pounds up to the full £25,000.

The funding covers a wide range of areas to benefit people or activities in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Funding can support charities which assist people with specific needs, disadvantages or vulnerabilities; create employment, education or training opportunities; protect our natural environment, culture and heritage; improve the health and wellbeing of our community; or make our community a more inclusive place to live.

Sadie Siviter de Paucar, Lead Officer of the Social Investment Fund, said,

"We know that several charities need funding for their activities in 2023 so we encourage them to apply. The application process is straightforward and decisions on funding will be made swiftly in March."

For this programme, SIF works with the Guernsey Community Foundation which provides administrative support in coordinating applications.

Charities can complete and submit an application form online through SIF's grant application portal. Organisations can review full information about the grants programme, along with the link to the application form at: www.sif.gg//grant-programmes/small-grants-programme You can also contact the Guernsey Community Foundation on grants@foundation.gg or 259523 for any queries about the programme.

Complete applications must be received by 12pm on Tuesday 31st January.

There will be a further round of small grants applications in summer 2023 so charities will have another chance to apply for funds.

Applications for grants in excess of £25,000, including applications for ongoing salary costs, can be made to SIF's Major Grants Programme, which will open again for applications soon. Further information can be found at www.sif.gg

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