Every year, JOA supports overseas projects run by local, Jersey-based charities. Such projects range from dairy projects in East Africa to school construction projects in South Asia, from supporting the implementation of vegetable gardens in Gambia to providing access to safe, sustainable water in Nepal.
Types of Project
Preference is given to projects located in countries which rank bottom 50 on the Human Development Index. Please be advised that our worldwide emergency humanitarian relief is distributed through a range of select international organisations and a Jersey charity cannot apply for emergency and disaster relief funding.
JOA invites year-round grant applications from Jersey charities. Applications will preferably be on a pound-for-pound basis, with JOA usually matching the contribution of successful applicants.
For initial applications, a maximum of a £5,000 grant per project will be considered. However, JOA will give consideration to larger grants for Jersey charities which have previously are able to demonstrate long-term relationships with beneficiary communities and the capacity to manage and account for such spending.
To be eligible to apply for a grant, a Jersey charity must:
- be registered as a Jersey charity or a Jersey not-for-profit organisation;
- evidence good governance and financial oversight; and
- demonstrate the capacity necessary to implement a project overseas.
Jersey charities may apply for more than one grant per year, and there is no limit to the number of grants a Jersey charity may apply for.
In order to apply for a grant, a Jersey charity must submit a Jersey Charity Grant Application Form, with all additional documents (below).
As with all our grantees, it is particularly important that Jersey charities give serious consideration as to how they select and monitor any local partners they might be working with.
Applicants should also complete and submit the MANGO financial health check for their own charity and any partner charities they are working with.
We invite all Jersey charities to join our Jersey International Development Network, which aims to bring together a range of individuals to share experiences, discuss current crises, hear from lead actors in the sector and, together, build local capacity.
In addition, if your organisation would like further guidance, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a consultation meeting.