Thousands Given To Charities

22nd June 2018

Local good causes have received a financial boost worth nearly a quarter-of-a-million pounds.

£245,153 has been given out by the Association of Jersey Charities in it’s latest round of grants.

Between £25,000 and £50,000 has been given to fund the hiring of specialist workers or special projects.

The money comes from local Channel Island Lottery proceeds as well as donations to the AJC.

Jersey’s NSPCC has received £50,000 to go towards hiring new therapists for their ‘Let The Future In’ therapy programme.

The same amount was given to Grace Trust, to fund grocery deliveries for vulnerable families for another two years.

Gerry Padden from the charity says the financial assistance is a massive help:

“It costs us about £25,000 a year to run, so the AJC supporting us for the next two years is fantastic. It means we can just get on with running the service without having to worry about funding it.”

Friends of the Bridge, St John Ambulance and Youth Arts Jersey received £30,000 each for staffing costs.

Sanctuary Trust has been given just under £29,000 to refurbish its premises, Sabot D’Or in St Aubin; while Brighter Futures received £26,600 for new family support programmes.

Lyn Wilton, from the Association of Jersey Charities, says although not every charity was successful this time, they won’t miss out:

“We’ve distributed a total of £245,153 this quarter, which has been given to a few different types of projects this time. We usually receive between 12 and 15 applications each time – this time we had 12. We rejected a few because a couple of things weren’t quite sitting right, but they can re-apply next time. It’s very rare we reject grants outright.”

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