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More than #346,000 has been given to 11 members.

As a result of successful bids to the AJC, a new RIB to further develop local marine studies, a replacement van integral to a Jersey recycling initiative are to be bought and fundraising, sessional and support worker salaries funded.
11 members were successful with their applications for financial support and £291,235 is to be distributed to members as follows:
• NSPCC - £50,000 towards the Let the Future In programme costs
• Brightly - £44,000 for the existing Fundraiser’s salary (£30,000) and financial support for local children and young people (£14,000)
• ArtHouse Jersey - £30,000 towards salary of new producer for its outreach programme
• Music in Action - £29,600 to help towards costs of (i) an educational programme (£7,200), (ii) educational coaching sessions (£2,400), (iii) an open ticket scheme (£5,000) and (iv) the salary of a development and operations manager (£17,500)
• Youth Arts - £29,400.00 to fund a full time sessional worker for a year
• Sanctuary Trust - £29,160 to fund a new full time support worker
• Jersey Marine Conservation - £21,000 to purchase a larger RIB for a marine survey project
• JAAR - £20,000 to fund the counselling co-ordinator’s salary
• Les Amis - £19,995 to purchase a replacement van for the recycling business
• Grace Trust - £12,780 to fund the existing administrator’s part time salary
• Jersey Heritage - £5,300 to repair the fountain and sculpture in the Museum courtyard
In addition, a further two grants totalling £55,000 were awarded, with conditions, bringing the grant total this quarter to £346.235
Those granted funding had to demonstrate sufficient need and show that the grant is both for the benefit of Jersey residents, and for a charitable purpose, for example the advancement of education or the advancement of religion or the relief of or research into ill health or any other purpose of benefit to the community.
AJC officers review grant applications and membership requests every quarter. This quarter, all of the grants approved will be funded from the AJC’s reserves which have been accumulated through the generosity of its private donors.
The AJC has members ranging from large organisations providing essential services to the community, local branches of national charities and smaller local charities, organisations, clubs and societies championing the needs and concerns of particular groups within Jersey.
Three new charities have just joined the Association, bringing its current membership to 304; the CTJ Housing Trust which provides affordable housing to those in need; ACTS Charity which raises public awareness of alternative cancer treatments, providing information, advice and funding for such alternatives and the Jersey Arthritis Association which works to provide awareness, information and advice, to alleviate suffering (both physical and psychological), to provide and promote care and support and to fund diagnosis, treatment and care for rheumatic and arthritis conditions.
For more information please visit www.jerseycharities.org or contact Lyn Wilton on 840138 or lyn@jerseycharities.org

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