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Community Jobs Fund (FOI)​

Community Jobs Fund (FOI)​

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 27 April 2017.



How much has the States contributed annually to the Community Jobs Fund since its creation?


How many jobs have been created each year as a result?


Please provide a breakdown of the specific employers / sectors that have benefited from the jobs fund.


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The Community Jobs Fund scheme is designed to fund short term paid employment for young or long-term unemployed jobseekers where there is a clear community benefit from the role or work. Organisations apply for funding for a role they have identified, proving that the role will provide a tangible community benefit and can claim for up to six months’ employment at minimum wage and up to £1,400 of additional funding for equipment, materials or costs related directly to the role per person on the scheme.

These positions are designed to be able to give Back to Work clients the opportunity to develop skills and work experience in the local community that can be used to further their employment prospects, as well as to conduct meaningful work to aid the local community that may otherwise have not been undertaken. The scheme is not designed to subsidise the continued long term employment of these roles.

The amount spent by calendar year on the Community Jobs Fund since its inception in September 2013 to the end of 2016 are as follows.

​Year ​2013 ​2014 ​2015 ​2016 ​Total
​Amount ​£34,996​£327,526​£179,691​£85,351​£627,564

The table below shows the number of positions created under the Community Jobs fund from 2013 to the end of 2016. Roles last up to six months so may spread into two calendar years – this table represents the start date of the role.

​Year ​2013 ​2014 ​2015 ​2016 ​Total
​Total ​2376​25​17​141​

Although there is no restriction to the type of business that can apply for a Community Jobs Fund role, as long as clear additional community benefit can be demonstrated, to date the scheme has been used primarily by charities and the public sector.

The table shows a breakdown of the specific employers. A number of organisations have supported more than one Community Jobs Fund role

​Age Concern ​Jersey Portuguese Events Committee​
​All Saints Church ​Jersey Swimming Club
​Andium Homes  Jersey Trees for Life
​Art in the Frame Foundation JET - Acorn Woodshack
Autism Jersey ​Centre Point Trust
​Barnardos Le Tournoi / Wetwheels Jersey
​Brighter Futures ​Les Amis
​Brook in Jersey ​Lister Surgery
​Cancer Research ​Music In Action
​Caritas ​National Trust for Jersey
​Centre Point Trust ​Oasis of Peace
​CRY Jersey Parish Church of St Peter
​Durrell ​​Parish of St Clement
​Dyslexia Jersey Sanctuary House
Elim Rock Shelter Trust
​Freedom for Life Ministries ​​Société Jersiaise
​Friends of the Bridge ​St Clements Parish Church
​Georgetown Methodist Church St Helier Methodist Centre Café
​Good Companions​St Helier Parish Church
​Headway ​St Lawrence Church
​Hideaway Cafe ​St Marks Church
​Jersey 2 Africa 4 Football ​St Matthews Glass Church
​Jersey Archive​States of Jersey - Environment Department
​Jersey Brain Tumour Charity ​States of Jersey - Housing Department
​Jersey Childcare Trust ​States of Jersey - Education Department (various schools)
​Jersey Consumer Council States of Jersey - Health & Social Services
​Jersey Employment Trust States of Jersey - Home Affairs Department
​Jersey Fairtrade Island Group​​States of Jersey - Jersey Fire & Rescue Service
​Jersey HeritageStates of Jersey - Transport & Technical Services
​Jersey Hospice ​States of Jersey - Social Security
​Jersey Mencap The Community Shed
Jersey Scout Association​​Workmatters

Organisation names have been given as they stood at the time of their Community Jobs Fund role. In some cases these names have subsequently changed.

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