13 April 2017
The Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Deputy Murray Norton, has lodged a proposition recommending that Jersey's 2016 record proceeds from the Channel Islands Lottery should be awarded to the Association of Jersey Charities for distribution to its members.
Deputy Norton explains; “The record amount of £1,250,482 raised by the Channel Islands Lottery is the result of a number of years of hard work to transform the Lottery for the benefit of the island.
“I know this funding will be used to support a wide range of charities and will make a real positive difference to the daily lives of people living in our community.”
Lyn Wilton from the Association of Jersey Charities said ‘The AJC would be delighted to receive the Channel Island Lottery proceeds in order to distribute it to its members for worthy projects and causes.
“In an increasingly competitive fundraising market, the ability for local charities to seek additional support through Association grants is vital. Extra funding when needed also enables charities to focus on maximising the services they deliver to and for islanders’.