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Services Provided

Offering Advice and Guidance to members

The Committee offers 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 answerphone will always record messages. lyn@jerseycharities.org, +44 (0)1534 840138.

Grants to members

The Association receives half of 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 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. We have various pots of funding from private sources as well. You can find out how to apply here.

Meetings

The AGM is held within six months of the year end (31 March) to which all members are invited. Other meetings may be called from time to time by either the Committee or a minimum of 10 members.

Training workshops

We provide training on issues of governance, provided by charity experts, on statutory issues like Employment Law, Goods & Services Act, Gambling Law and other laws affecting local charities. We have a programme of regular training on Safeguarding Children, Safeguarding Adults, Safe Recruitment and Dealing with the Media. These are advertised on the website here

Free advertising in the JEP

The Association pays for a quarter page advert in the JEP every Thursday for the purpose of advertising fundraising 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 advertising@jerseyeveningpost.com. Please also remember to copy your email to the Administrator to ensure inclusion in the website Events Diary.

Website

The Association 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 with online donation facilities.

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;
The Sigma Group offer 20% discount to members on printing and stationery and 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: oliver@lab-6.co.uk 

(b) tt-exchange (online) will give free or discounted Microsoft software to charities – see useful links on our website

(c) Discounts on computer hardware and software;
Many local companies will give discount to charities – please negotiate

(d) Jersey Post offer 5% discount on postage stamps to AJC members – check http://www.jerseypost.com/.

(e) The Guernsey Post Company will sell Jersey stamps (not self-adhesive and 2 stamps per postage amount) at 20% discount. Call Peter Wilson on 01481 721314

(f) Discounted online Quickbooks if you contact sales on 0808 168 9533 you can negotiate a discount for up to one year. Please note, they cannot transfer data from a discounted trial account to a permanent account.

(g) Swycha Refurbished mobile phones - Swycha offer premium, network unlocked, certified refurbished handsets at a fraction of the cost of new mobiles, and include free next day delivery and a 12-month warranty for peace of mind. Contact lyn@jerseycharities.org for a discount code to use at checkout, which will give AJC member charities £15 off the list prices. https://swycha.com/

Annual Report

Our Annual Report is published in March and distributed at the AGM in July and islandwide, together with our brochure, to help raise awareness of the Association and its members. Copies can be viewed here

Annual Return

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 Committee can keep up to date with the changes of personnel who run the member charities. It is a very important tool in maintaining good communications with members. Annual Returns are available for member charities online by logging in using your unique username and password - don't know it? Contact the administrator.

National Volunteer Week

Volunteer Week is a national event held annually from 1 to 7 June, which is celebrated in all English speaking countries around the world.