Le Seelleur, E J Bailhache and Greville Bathe Funds (FOI)
Le Seelleur, E J Bailhache and Greville Bathe Funds (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 13 June 2023.
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Please provide information in respect of the Le Seelleur Fund, E.J. Bailhache Fund, and Greville Bathe Fund.
If a citizen has an idea which will be executed for the benefit of the aged infirm and needy residents, is it possible to apply to any of these funds to receive financial support?
Specifically, to the Le Seelleur Fund, it was mentioned in the JEP on 19 April 2021 that "the government press office announced in January this year that ‘a charitable trust fund committee [was] being established to provide stewardship and effective management of donations to Health and Community Services’.
Has this committee been set up?
Who is on the committee?
When did they last meet and where can one view the minutes?
Where can one read the specifics of the original bequests, in order to fully understand the intention of the bequeathers?
The Greville Bathe Fund will accept applications originating from Jersey individuals for the benefit of needy islanders. The Jersey Community Foundation is responsible for evaluating the application (both in terms of compliance with the bequest’s terms and in comparing against other competing applications), and concluding award decisions. The Foundation may be approached directly or via Citizens Advice (preferred), who will use their thorough understanding of the fund and similar resources, and their working relationship with the Foundation, to help applicants with their submission.
No committee has been established.
The Minister for Health and Social Services has a unilateral decision regarding gifting from these Funds.
Senior officers of the Health and Community Services Department present applications to the Minister for Health and Social Services as they arise. The decisions taken and rationale are documented in a Ministerial Decision paper on each occasion.
The Will of H. E. Le Seelleur (28 December 1988) is available from the Public Registry. Details of the Immovable Estate have also been made available through a previous Freedom of Information response:
Le Seelleur bequest (FOI)
Treasury and Exchequer can provide a copy of the Greville Bathe and E. J. Bailhache Wills upon request.