Jersey Charities

Every year, JOA supports numerous projects run by local, Jersey-based charities in developing countries.

The charities JOA supports range in size from kitchen-table charities which focus on helping one or two particular communities abroad to a small number of large home-grown Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) which operate in multiple countries.

In 2021 Jersey Charities received grants totalling £2.4m from JOA, making us one of the largest funders of domestic charities in the Channel Islands.

In addition to funding, we help Jersey-based charities build their capacity to operate more effectively. We provide training and support in key areas such as impact measurement, governance, decision-making and finance.

Jersey Charities Toolkit

Jersey Charities Guidelines
PDF file, 560KB
Jersey Charities Reporting Form
DOCX file, 165KB
Jersey Charities Financial Health Check
DOCX file, 176KB
Jersey Charities Application Form
Jersey Charities Application Form DOCX file, 176KB

Current Grants to Jersey Charities

List of Current Grants
Agency Programme Country Value Start End
CRY Jersey Neonatal Unit Building Project, Kapiri District Hospital Zambia £21,398 2022 2023
Together Making a Difference School Improvements - BMS Model Primary School Bangladesh £8,706 2022 2023
Gurkha Welfare Trust Jersey Rural Water and Sanitation Projects (RWSP) 2021-2024 Nepal £299,841 2021 2024
Bukit Lawang Trust Youth Led Sustainable Enterprise Program Indonesia £30,225 2022 2023
Friends of the Holy Land (Jersey) School of Joy Special Needs School Palestine £5,000 2022 2024
St John Ambulance Supporting a nurse at the St John Ophthalmic Hospital Palestine £21,000 2021 2023
RJAHS Malawi Dairy Growth (MDG) Project - Phase II Malawi £999,600 2021 2024
RJAHS Transforming Smallholder Dairy Farming in the ChaCha Area of Ethiopia, Through a Jersey Breed Led Model Ethiopia £996,132 2020 2023
RJAHS Jersey Breed Focussed Dairy Development in Zambia Zambia £1,198,007 2022 2025
RJAHS Development of a Jersey breed-focused Centre for Dairy Excellence at RAB Songa Station Rwanda £1,059,478 2021 2023
Rotary Club of Jersey Funding Eco Stoves in Uganda Uganda £5,000 2021 2023

Project in Focus: Supporting eco-cookstoves in Uganda

COUNTRY: Uganda

PARTNER: Rotary Club of Jersey

DURATION: Sept 2021-Aug 2022

The challenge

In recent decades, Uganda has experienced a high level of population growth, which has exerted pressure on existing resources, contributing to the degradation of forests and a scarcity of firewood. Over 80% of Ugandans cook over an open fire, which not only requires large quantities of firewood or charcoal, but also has serious health implications due to the daily exposure to smoke. In addition, the time women and girls must spend on firewood collection and cooking is an obstacle to gender equality.

What did we do?

The Rotary team installed eco cook-stoves in 40 schools across the Mubende district in central Uganda. These eco-cookstoves require 70% less firewood than traditional three-stone stoves, reducing the schools’ reliance on firewood and the subsequent environmental and financial strain involved in sourcing, transporting and purchasing firewood. In addition, the eco-cookstoves eliminate exposure to smoke.

Outcomes

The Rotary Club is mobilising locally trained community members to construct and maintain the eco-cookstoves to ensure that each community has the knowledge and skills to keep the eco-cookstoves operational. The eco-cookstoves are designed to be affordable and easy to maintain and are constructed from easily available local materials such as dried grass, soil, ash, sawdust, sweet potato leaves, water and cow dung.