The Executive Committee offer advice and guidance to members and prospective members on all aspects of charitable and community work on the Island through the services of its administrator, Lyn Wilton. Lyn can help with all of your queries and when not in the office, the ansaphone will always record messages. Contact the Administrator.
Grants to members
The Association receives all the Jersey proceeds of the Channel Islands lottery, which is available to Members in the form of grants. Members may apply for grants to a maximum of £30,000 each year, which are approved by the Executive Committee. The Association does not award grants for overseas projects. To qualify for a grant, applicants must have been members for six months, the grant must benefit Jersey residents directly or indirectly and applicants must have displayed sufficient need for such a grant. Grant application forms are available here.
The AGM is held within 6 months of the year end (31st March) to which all Members are invited. Please see the events diary and About Us on the website. Other meetings may be called from time to time by either the Executive Committee or a minimum of 10 Members.
During 2010 we organised a talk on the Employment Law, Supply of Goods & Services, 4 sessions on issues of Governance, Accounting, Masterclass in HR, Producing Newsletters in Word, CRB checks, PR & the Media. For 2011 we arranged a talk on Defining a Realistic Reserves Policy, repeat of PR & the Media, 4 sessions on issues of Governance and 4 sessions on Social Networking. During 2012 we organised talks on Income Support, Insurance, Investing Charity Reserves, Adults at Risk plus 4 workshops on Governance issues, 4 workshops on Social Networking and 3 full day Media Training Days.
Free Advertising in the JEP
The AJC pays for a quarter page advert in the JEP every Thursday for the purpose of advertising fund raising events for members who may not otherwise be able to afford to do so. Advertisements must be submitted to the JEP by 12 noon on a Tuesday in order to be published on the Thursday of the same week. Staff at the JEP will help members with any design or artwork required. Any member wishing to take advantage of this service, please contact the JEP direct on 611711 or
. Please also remember to copy your email to the Administrator to ensure inclusion in the website Events Diary.
The AJC has its own very comprehensive website, www.jerseycharities.org which is constantly updated and improved. In addition each member has its own page on the website.
Email News Service
A news service is offered through the email system involving up to date information affecting charities and special offers available to members. These offers are in the form of free furniture and equipment, volunteer help, available premises and other wants and needs. In order to cut down on postage and stationery costs, we try to persuade as many members as possible to subscribe to the news email service. Please contact the Administrator to be added to the news email list.
Discounts to members
The AJC have negotiated favourable discounts for members with various businesses and retailers. At present these are:-
(a) Discounts on printing stationery and photocopying;
Dingle & Nell (Simon Williams 735844), The Sigma Group (Charles Dix 872897) offer 20% discount to members on printing and stationery and both companies can offer up to 40% discount on office equipment and furniture. Signtech offer 20% discount to members on printing. Art work and design discounts by negotiation. The Sigma Group offer discounts and assistance for photocopying. Lab-6 supply printed apparel for fundraisers and offer a 20% discount from the invoice price for all local charities, or sometimes free printing for certain events - contact Oliver Bartlett on 482566 or email:
(b) Discounts on computer hardware and software;
The following companies have agreed to offer discounts by negotiation;
- Trevor Vibert, Island Technology, Highbury Shop, La Route du Marais, St Ouen, JE3 2GG, 484151
- Mark Wetherall, Island IT Centre, Les Ruettes, La Grand Route de St Jean, St John, JE3 4FN, 867707
- Kevin Smyrk, HTL Computers, Janvrin Road, St Helier, 878788
- Tony Salmon, Tech Supplies, 10 Pan Street, St Helier, JE2 3QN, 722452
- Luke Jedda, PBS (CI) Ltd, 9 Commercial Buildings, St Helier, 875611
- Charles Dix CDP Sigma, 12 Don Road, St Helier, 872897
- David Haddon, The Processor Centre, 5-6 Peter Street, St Helier, 877070
- Gavin Murphy, The Powerhouse, Queens Road, St Helier, 505460
- Alan Teeling, The Phone Factory, The Powerhouse, Queens Road, St Helier, 505460
- Tim, iQ Applestore, Burrard Street, St Helier, 769320
(c) Jersey Telecoms will provide broadband to AJC members at the domestic rate.
(d) Jersey Post offer 5% discount on postage stamps to AJC members - see ‘Useful Info' then ‘Other Useful Links' for an application form and Terms & Conditions.
The AJC has a service level agreement with the Economic Development Ministry laying out the conditions for the proper management by the AJC of the Jersey share of the Channel Islands Lottery proceeds. Included in its requirements is for audited accounts and a Service Strategy to be produced annually both of which are available from the Administrator. Download a copy of the Service Strategy here.
Our Publicity Officer produces a quarterly newsletter for a roundup of the last quarter's news and events, upcoming events and points of interest plus contributions from Members. All past newsletters are available for viewing on this website under About Us.
Our Annual Review is published in December and distributed Island wide, together with our brochure, to help raise awareness of the AJC and its members. If you would like a copy of past Annual Reviews, please contact the Administrator.
The Annual Return was first produced and distributed to members in 2004 and these are sent to Members at the end of each year. It is a means by which the Executive Committee can keep up to date with the changes of personnel who run the member charities. It also allows Members to feedback to the Committee their views on how to improve our services and their training requirements. It is thus a very important tool in maintaining good communications with members. A copy of the Annual Return can be downloaded here.
BBC Radio Jersey Charity Slot
Sara Palmer & Carrie Cooper are always supportive of island charities and will endeavour to give air time to AJC Members on thier morning show. They are willing to broadcast live from your place of operation (if appropriate), if not, interviews can be pre-recorded in the studio, in your home or over a coffee in Town. Please contact BBC Radio Jersey directly on 837200.
National Volunteers Week
Volunteer Week is a national event held annually from 1st to 7th June. Further information can be found at http://www.volunteersweek.org.uk/About+the+Week/. See the News page on the Association of Jersey Charities site for local activities during this week.