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Charities hit by cost of living crisis - here's how you can help

Charities hit by cost of living crisis - here's how you can help

Tuesday 21 February 2023

Charities hit by cost of living crisis - here's how you can help

Tuesday 21 February 2023


Nearly 90% of Jersey charities expect to see a reduction in their fundraising income due to the cost of living crisis, according to a new survey.

The Association of Jersey Charities (AJC) has released the results of a survey which sought out responses from its member charities as to the impact of the cost of living crisis on their activities.

The survey found that the majority of charities are becoming increasingly concerned about a reduction in fundraising income combined with an increased demand for their services as a result of a continuously rising cost of living. 

Specifically, the survey found that 88% of charities expected to see a reduction in fund raising income due to the impact of higher costs on islanders and 66% expected an increased demand for their services.

food bank food tins

Pictured: 88% of charities expected to see a reduction in fund raising income due to the impact of higher costs on islanders.

In addition, the survey found that 95% of charities were concerned about the impact on the causes they serve. 55% would like to see the Government do more to support the charitable sector. 

Kevin Keen, Chairman of the AJC, said: “These results are unlikely to surprise our community but they are very important nevertheless. Although we would clearly like to see Government do more to support this sector, there are things we can all do to support local charities and the important work they do.”

“Of course, donations are also important and just donating the price of a cup of coffee every week will add up if we all do it. There is a further incentive to make a cash donation because if you are a taxpayer the Government will add a further 25% to your donation if it exceeds £50 in a year.”

How can you help? 

  • Offer to volunteer some of your time to an island charity.

  • Donate good quality merchandise to the many charity shops operating in the island.

  • Donate an extra tin from your weekly shop to collections for local foodbanks.

  • Shop for clothing and other items at island charity shops.

  • Encourage your employer to adopt a charity in Jersey. 

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