27 May 2022
The Government of Jersey is launching a new grant scheme, 'Connect Me: Connecting Our Communities', to help fund cultural or physical activities for those whose mental and physical health may have been affected by the pandemic.
Applications for the first round of grants, made through the Social Recovery Fund, will be accepted from organisations until Thursday 30 June. Groups can make one application of up to £5,000 per funding round for activities planned to take place in 2022. Applications will be assessed by an independent panel.
Director for Local Services, Paul McGinnety, said: "The launch of the cultural and physical activities grant scheme is a natural extension of the 'Connect Me' programme, which supported hundreds of Islanders throughout the pandemic.
"We are now looking to alleviate the social isolation some may have experienced due to the pandemic and reconnect our communities through cultural and physical activities. We hope that the launch of the Connect Me grant scheme will give arts and sports groups throughout the island an opportunity to trial new activities and expand existing work to engage new participants."
Potential applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application form. The deadline for applications for this round of funding is 30 June 2022.