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Connect Me: Connecting Our Communities Grant Scheme

About the scheme

The Connect Me: Connecting our Communities Grant Scheme is a Government of Jersey initiative to provide opportunities for Jersey residents to participate in cultural and physical activities.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects which will increase opportunities for Jersey residents to participate in arts or physical activities.

The scheme, which is administered by Customer and Local Services (CLS), aims to address the effects of the COVID-19 and related isolation on the physical and mental health of islanders

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.


We have kept the application criteria as open as possible to receive a wide range of creative project proposals.

An independent panel will assess applications and award projects which deliver the greatest benefits across the scheme’s four aims:

  • engage a large cross section of the Jersey community in arts or physical activity aimed at enhancing sustainable wellbeing over the next two years
  • increase participation in the arts or physical activity across the whole population. Especially amongst groups most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • provide a means for Government to progress towards the delivery of the strategic objectives outlined in the:
    • Common Strategic Policy, Government Plan
    • Arts Strategy
    • Heritage Strategy
    • Inspiring an Active Jersey Strategy
  • stimulate the creative economy by providing coordinated work for creatives and arts practitioners

Projects funded by Connect Me: Connecting our Communities grant scheme

The following projects have been funded:

  • Acorn Enterprises: Acorn’s community arts
  • Age Concern Jersey: New activity space (Watch the project video)
  • All Matters Neurodiverse: Time in nature and yoga
  • Arts in Health Care: Arts in healthcare performances 
  • Art in the Frame Foundation: Writing, photography and crafts for men
  • Art in the Frame Foundation: Engage connect construct
  • Back to Work: Foundations through Back to Work
  • Beresford Street Kitchen: Aspire Charitable Trust  
  • Brighter Futures: In house yoga and keep fit classes
  • Caring Cooks of Jersey: Care to Cook: Providing the building blocks for independent living
  • Centrepoint: Sports development and coaching service
  • Community Environment and Change: Grouville community gardening
  • Community Navigators: Passports and exercise classes
  • CYPES: Jersey Youth Choir
  • Dementia Jersey: Extension of services
  • Dementia Jersey: Forget me not plot
  • Dementia Jersey: Celebrating Christmas with people with Dementia
  • Durrell: Tortoise Takeover
  • Family Nursing and Home Care: Leg club
  • Government of Jersey: Fit for Life 
  • Grand Vaux Youth Project: Sports equipment for green spaces
  • Green Screen: Films in the Park, Infrastructure, Housing and Environment
  • Haute Vallee: Year 7 music curriculum project
  • Healing Blue: Forest therapy and the arts
  • James' Ark: Wellbeing
  • James Ark: Super kids wellness
  • Jersey Basketball Association: Project Bounce
  • Jersey Cheshire Home: Foundation Aquatic Physiotherapy Programme
  • Jersey Cheshire Home: Physiotherapy for community and residents
  • Jersey Child Care Trust: Home activity packs
  • Jersey Eisteddfod: Instrumental showcase
  • Jersey Football Association: Over 50's walking football
  • Jersey Football Association: Development Officer for women and girls 
  • Jersey Freshwater Angling Association: Retreat farm-community adaptation 
  • Jersey General Hospital: Respiratory choir
  • Jersey Hockey: Back to Hockey
  • Jersey Mencap: Taking Part Making Art
  • Jersey Privateers Gaming Club: Gaming Club
  • Jersey Recovery College: Express Yourself
  • Jersey Sport: Superheroes Series UK ‘At Home’ Virtual Challenge
  • Jersey Youth Parliament: The Right to Play
  • Jersey Recovery College: Mindful walking sessions 
  • Jersey Youth Service: My Time for Young Carers
  • Jersey Rugby Club Minis and Juniors: Junior Mixed Youth Summer Touch League
  • Kairos Arts: Kairos Communities 
  • Kairos Arts: Kairos Arts Practitioners 
  • Kelly Eastwood Art: Community art and craft workshops
  • La Moye Prison: Releasing Better Neighbours
  • Les Amis: Participatory photography 
  • Les Amis: Residents’ social club
  • Macmillan Jersey: Allotment project 
  • Maufant Youth Project: Creepy Valley trip
  • Methodist Church: Messy Vintage
  • Mind Jersey: Empowering women through arts based activities
  • Moon Songs: Lullaby Project
  • Nature Base: Community pop up and play
  • Nature Base: Nature journaling and photography workshops
  • Padel for All: School padel program 2023 (Watch the project video)
  • Parkinson’s Jersey: Vocal and neuro therapy
  • Parish of St Brelade: Beautiful St Brelade, community support and engagement
  • Public Voice: Common Ground
  • Rock N Road Runners: Run club development
  • Sanctuary Trust: Gym passes for residents
  • Skate Space: St Ouen’s Methodist Church skatepark  
  • Skateboard Jersey: Skateboarding coach qualification and membership 
  • St Andrew’s Anglican Church: Outdoor retreats
  • St Andrews Anglican Church: Outdoor community group
  • St Mary's School: The rainbow garden and colour kitchen
  • St Mary's Youth and Community Centre: Enhancing community wellbeing through arts and physical activity: Pop-up tent initiative
  • Step55 Club: Step55 Club website
  • Step55 Club: Tea dance club
  • The Boatman Centre: Mobile outreach centre
  • The Good Companions Club: Expansion of services
  • The Jersey Squash Association: Squash and racketball community outreach programme 
  • The Shelter Trust: Walking football
  • The Sustainable Cooperative: The Community Fermentation Club 
  • Trinity Three in One Club: Jersey Museum trip
  • Victoria College: 6th Form enrichment 
  • Victoria College: Primary PE project
  • Wednesday Night FC: Wellbeing over winning
  • Wild Edgewalker, Healing Blue: Experiencing the landscape, Art in Wild Jersey 
  • Wild Edgewalker, Healing Blue: nature workshops for families and children 

Further information and contact

For further information or if you have any questions, email

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