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Connect Me: connecting our communities grant scheme


Applications are closed

  • The grant scheme applications are now closed.

​About the scheme

The Connect Me: connecting our communities grant scheme is an initiative to provide opportunities for Jersey residents to take part in cultural and physical activities.

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

The scheme aims to engage Islanders in community activities to: 

  • promote a sense of connection
  • prevent loneliness
  • enhance both physical health and overall wellbeing​


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 4 aims. 

The aims are to:

  1. ​​engage a large cross section of the Jersey community in arts or physical activity aimed at enhancing sustainable wellbeing over the next 2 years
  2. increase participation in the arts or physical activity across the Island
  3. stimulate the creative economy by providing coordinated work for creatives and arts practitioners​
  4. provide a means for Government to progress towards the delivery of the strategic objectives outlined in the:

Projects funded by the grant scheme

​The Connect Me: Connecting our communities grant scheme has given funding to:

  • ​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
  • Dreaming Trees
  • 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
  • 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 Cheshire Home: Connecting our Communities
  • Jersey Child Care Trust: Home Activity Packs
  • Jersey Eisteddfod: Instrumental Showcase
  • Jersey Enchanted Christmas Tree Experience
  • 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 Music Association: 100 Men Aloud
  • Jersey Privateers Gaming Club: Gaming Club
  • Jersey Recovery College: Express Yourself
  • Jersey Sport: Superheroes Series UK 'At Home' Virtual Challenge
  • Jersey Recovery College: Mindful Walking Sessions 
  • Jersey Rock Climbing Club: Climbing Training Wall
  • Jersey Youth Service: La Pouquelaye Youth Project
  • 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
  • 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: Keroucac Adventures
  • St Brelade Project: Community Support and Engagement
  • 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
  • The National Trust Jersey: Spring Walking Festival
  • Step55 Club: Step55 Club Website
  • Step55 Club: Tea Dance Club
  • The Boatman Centre: Mobile Outreach Centre
  • The Good Companions Club: Expansion of Services
  • The Moving Arts Collective: Songs of Freedom
  • The Jersey Squash Association: Squash and racketball community outreach programme
  • The Shelter Trust: Lost Soles
  • 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


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