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Cash boost for local charities

Cash boost for local charities

Saturday 03 December 2016

Cash boost for local charities

Saturday 03 December 2016


There's a share of £10,000 up for grabs for local charities who take part in a new survey looking to find out what contribution the Island's voluntary sector is making, and what major challenges it faces.

Jersey Community Partnership ‘JCP’ is a new privately-funded organisation that aims to energise the sector.

The Group says there is limited data available on the sector to understand its contribution, effectiveness and what major challenges exist.  

They've launched the survey with KPMG and a local philanthropic organisation has stumped up the £10,000 to encourage local charities to take part.

They'll be publishing the results at the end of March next year and plan to run the survey on a yearly basis.

The JCP voluntary board is made up of an experienced group of community investors who plan to work with individuals and corporate donors willing to help with improving the flow of money and ideas into the voluntary and community sector. 

They also hope to work with voluntary organisations wanting to make themselves more effective and with States of Jersey Ministers and their officials to develop robust and credible social policy. 

JCP Chairman Nigel Smith said: “I am delighted that Gillian Arthur, Tom O’Connor, Aidan McAvinue and Mike Graham have agreed to lend their expertise to this exciting partnership.  They each have experience of working in the voluntary sector in various guises.  We have been collectively talking about initiatives to bring the voluntary and community sector and business communities closer together for a number of months. 

"We hope to incentivise greater collaboration and reduce duplication.  We hope that our investment, over time, will assist voluntary organisations to be as effective as they can be.” 

You can find out more about taking part in the survey by emailing the CEO of the Jersey Community Partnership, Katie Griffiths, here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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