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Philanthropy could be a "game-changer" for Jersey charities

Professor Beth Breeze, the director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, recently came to the island to give a talk on the subject at the invitation of the Jersey Community Foundation (JCF).

Building a culture of philanthropy in Jersey

Philanthropy has a pivotal role to play in addressing the unique challenges faced by our island community, from the cost-of-living crisis to environmental obstacles, and from physical and mental ill health to inequality. But what exactly is philanthropy and why does it matter for us all?

A Foundation for lasting change: Priorities for a thriving and resilient island

Jersey Community Foundation’s vision is to ensure Islanders are healthy, included and engaged; and supported by a strong, efficient, impactful and thriving social community infrastructure.

Strengthening support and nurturing resilience for Jersey’s police community

Words published in the Jersey Evening Post Monday 29 January 2024.

Weaving a Rich Tapestry of Funds for Essential Causes

Words published in the Jersey Evening Post Tuesday 02 January.

Every Lottery Ticket is a Winner for Local Charities and the Community

Words published in the Jersey Evening Post Tuesday 19th December.

Bailiff’s Fund - Storm Ciarán

The Bailiff has launched an appeal to enable islanders and organisations who may wish to donate money to aid those badly affected by Storm Ciaran.

Island Research Repository revolutionises access to Jersey-specific knowledge

The Island Research Repository (IRR) has officially launched, opening a digital gateway to a treasure trove of freely available Jersey-specific knowledge and research all in one place.

Your legacy, Jersey’s future: shaping our Island’s future with legacy giving

Article written for the Jersey Evening post in September 2023

Honouring Kezia’s memory on what would have been her 16th Birthday, JCF releases details of how ‘Kezia’s Fund’ is supporting the mental health of Jersey’s children and young people.

Suicide rates have risen among young males aged 10-14, and among females of all ages since 2013 in the UK. In England, a quarter of 11-16 year olds, and nearly half of 17-19 year olds (46.8%) with a mental disorder reported that they have self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point in their lives (Source: State of Child Health in the UK, RCPCH (2020)).

Building a stronger Jersey: Unlocking funding for our Island community

Community Foundations are one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements globally. Today there are over 1,800 community foundations in over 50 countries across the Globe, and in 2020 one was established in Jersey. Jersey Community Foundation (JCF) works closely with individual and corporate donors who want to make a positive and tangible difference to the most pressing needs in the local community, without the need for them to set up their own charitable infrastructure.

Government allocates £1 million to Jersey Community Foundation from Dormant Bank Accounts.

A million pounds is to be distributed to charitable organisations to support Islanders and the community, particularly in view of the rises in the cost of living.

Kezia’s Fund’ launched on first anniversary of teenager’s tragic suicide.

The family of 14-year-old Kezia Mason have today launched a memory fund called ‘Kezia’s Fund’ with Jersey Community Foundation on the one-year anniversary of her death.

An Assessment of Jersey’s Need

The following copy was published in the Jersey Evening Post on Friday 24th February, 2023

£5,340 awarded to local charity offering ground-breaking Parkinson’s support

Jersey Community Foundation has donated £5,340 of Channel Islands Lottery funding to local charity, Aureole Music, to run a ground-breaking project that combines singing with speech therapy, social bonding, and wellbeing for Islanders living with Parkinson’s disease.

£40,000 awarded to local organisation’s world leading climate change research

The Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies (JICAS) has been awarded £40,000 by the Jersey Community Foundation (JCF). With the fund supporting ongoing research into the processes of blue carbon in our seas, JICAS’ joint world-leading study aims to help island states across the globe in the fight against climate change.

Building the Foundations for Community Giving

The notion of ‘community’ and what that might mean has been more a part of public consciousness in recent years than it has over the past few decades. Most keenly felt, was the sense of community brought about by the two tragic events in December.

Over £300,000 available to help community ahead of ‘challenging’ Christmas, but less than 2 weeks left to apply!

Jersey Community Foundation will shortly be closing applications for their latest round of funding, with the deadline approaching on Sunday, 20th November.

£422,000 worth of CI Lottery funding awarded to Jersey’s arts, science, and sport sectors.

Christmas has come (a little) early this year, for the successful applicants of the Channel Islands Lottery Funding who were notified last week. Over £400,000 was allocated across the community by the Jersey Community Foundation.

£45,000 distributed to lifeline services and food banks operating at full capacity during this unprecedented time of need.

Salvation Army, Grace Trust and St Vincent de Paul have all been recipients of a £10,000 grant by Jersey Community Foundation, this follows a £15,000 grant awarded to Community Savings earlier this summer.

Apply for a portion of £422,890 worth of funding before deadline

Jersey Community Foundation will shortly be closing applications for the next round of their Channel Island Lottery funding, with the deadline for applications approaching this Sunday, 02 October.

His Excellency and The Bailiff go head-to-head in a boat race that commemorates and honours two of Jersey’s much-loved characters.

Sir JAMES Knott and Gary Burgess are to be commemorated this weekend as their names will be shared by two donated quad rowing boats at the Jersey Rowing Club.

£80,000 awarded to projects that will celebrate and commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

In January 2022, the Jersey Community Foundation confirmed the creation of the Platinum Jubilee Lottery Fund to support projects helping the community celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign.

The Bailiff announced as the Jersey Community Foundation’s first Patron

The Jersey Community Foundation are pleased to announce that The Bailiff, Mr Timothy Le Cocq, has accepted the position as their first Patron.

JCF Trustee & Director appointed Chair of the Jersey Homes Trust

Well done to our Trustee and Director, Philip Le Cornu, who has been appointed as the new Chair of the Jersey Homes Trust.

Lottery funding leads to £14,000 murder mystery...

The Jersey Community Foundation has awarded funding from the heritage allocation of the CI Lottery to The National Trust Jersey to encourage new audiences at The Georgian House in New Street.

Lottery funding brings art and music therapy to people affected by dementia

Lottery funding awarded by Jersey Community Foundation brings art and music therapy to people affected by dementia.


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Jersey Community Foundation Create Platinum Jubilee Lottery Fund

In June 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. To mark the milestone, The Jersey Community Foundation have created a Platinum Jubilee Lottery Fund to support projects that help the community celebrate the heritage of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

Lottery funding keeps Jersey Parkrun ‘running’ smoothly on its sixth-year anniversary

Lottery funding awarded by Jersey Community Foundation keeps Jersey Parkrun ‘running’ smoothly on its sixth-year anniversary.

Jersey Community Foundation launch a Future Skills Fund in partnership with Digital Jersey

The island, like much of the world, is facing a technological revolution which will see automation replace many existing jobs, and the lowest-skilled risking exclusion from the wider economy because of a skills shortage. To help close Jersey’s future skills divide, the Jersey Community Foundation, in partnership with Digital Jersey, has launched a ‘Future Skills Fund’.

The next round of lottery funding is now open for applications!

For details on the criteria for the Arts, Culture, Heritage, Sports or Science Funds, please see our website

Over £1 million grants awarded from dormant bank accounts

Over £1 million has now been distributed from our Coronavirus Response Fund, using funds from Dormant Bank Accounts.

First Round of Lottery funds Awarded

Jersey Community Foundation awards the first wave of Arts, Culture, Heritage, Science and Sports lottery grants

Over £800,000 granted from Dormant Bank Accounts

The Jersey Community Foundation was established in May 2020 with the initial remit of distributing £2 million from the Dormant Bank Account Funds, to get much-needed funding to local charities, to support the community in coping with the current Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The first grants were awarded in September 2020.

Lottery Funding

The Jersey Community Foundation is delighted to announce that it has been awarded 50% of the 2019 lottery profits to distribute to Arts, Culture, Heritage, Science and Sport organisations on the Island. Information on how to apply for these funds and the grant criteria will be available in early 2021.

New Environment Fund established

In partnership with ESI Monitor, the Jersey Community Foundation has established an Environment Fund. This fund will receive funding from ESI’s Carbon Offset + Scheme, the ATF Fuels carbon free fuel scheme as well as funding from individuals, businesses and charitable trusts who want to support environmental conservation and restoration projects in Jersey.

Coronavirus Response Fund

The Coronavirus Response Fund was established by the Jersey Community Foundation, with funds from Dormant Bank Accounts, to get much-needed emergency funding to local charities. To date, over £500,000 has been donated and this has already been used to support 15 local organisations. However, there is an ongoing need, as without further vital funding, the survival of many local community groups remains unknown.

First grants in September 2020

The Jersey Community Foundation awarded its first grants in September 2020, totalling almost £200,000. Grants were made from the Coronavirus Response Fund to support projects which are supporting Islanders’ health, helping people to cope during and after the outbreak of COVID-19, and providing essential services to those most in need.

Awarded up to £2 million

The Jersey Community Foundation are delighted to have been awarded up to £2 million from dormant bank account funds to be distributed to local charities working on projects that support Islanders’ health and to help people to cope during the pandemic and its aftermath.



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