Monday, November 28, 2022

Over £180,000 in government grants for Jersey projects

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The Connect Me program was set up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to Improving the well-being of islanders after periods of isolation and lockdown.

Any organization with experience in providing arts or physical activities was eligible for a grant.

A new allocation for Macmillan Cancer Support, Jersey FA’s over-50 running football and a ‘Better Neighbors’ prisoner release program at HMP La Moye are among the projects that have received funding.

Jersey’s Deputy Social Security Secretary, Deputy Malcolm Ferey, said the program had been “hugely successful” and resulted in a “great” display of community spirit:

“The number of organizations that have applied for these grants has been incredible and I am very encouraged by the number of initiatives that have been possible to launch as a result of these micro grants.

“It is important that we create and support these opportunities so that we can help our islanders thrive.”

Other initiatives could apply for another round of funding “in the new year”.

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