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.

Macmillan Jersey has received funding for a Community Cancer Support Service, which provides emotional support and practical advice to cancer patients and their families. This includes people who are shielding while they receive treatment and people whose diagnosis and treatment may have been affected as a result of COVID-19.

The funding has also been used to support several internships for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions, who may have found it difficult to find work due to COVID-19. The internships are supported by the Jersey Employment Trust, and aim to improve the skills and employability of clients, and help them secure work.

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