Charity Grants

Charities are encouraged to apply for a grant from Christmas Lottery

Charities can now begin applying to receive a grant from the 2018 Christmas Lottery.  Each year, the draw raises thousands of pounds for local good causes.

Tickets for this year’s lottery are already selling fast, and the climbing first prize is still rising as more tickets are sold.  Over recent years the jackpot has been more than £1 million.  The proceeds from tickets sold in Guernsey are given to the Association of Guernsey Charities to distribute.

Lottery grants can only be given to Guernsey Registered Charities, and organisations have to be a member of the Association of Guernsey Charities.  Projects have to be within the island, or for the benefit of islanders.

Malcolm Woodhams, Chairman, explained “We keep the process straightforward as we want to encourage applications from any organisation that needs some funding.  Over the years, the Christmas Lottery has been a useful source of funding for many small charities, which have sometimes found it hard to obtain grants to assist their projects.”

“Charities can be reassured that this is a fair and impartial application process and all applications are read and discussed by the AGC Council.  However, organisations need to ensure that their applications are clear, and provide as much information as possible concerning their project, setting out why they require the funding, and what the benefits would be”.

Applications need to be accompanied by a full set of accounts, plus any relevant quotes and background detail.  The application deadline is Thursday 31 January 2019.  Charities can expect to hear in Spring 2019 whether or not they have been successful. 

Applying for a grant

Download and save the Grant Application Pack.  

You can type directly into this form on your computer.  

This contains full details of how to apply, and guidelines for completing your application.  Please remember that it is important to include as much detail as possible so that your application can be judged fairly.  TWO complete sets of your application form, accounts, and any supplementary information will need to be sent to the address shown before the closing date of 31 January 2019.