New Application Form for Local Charities
JOA is launching a new application form for local charities seeking a grant.
The new format may appear a bit daunting if you haven’t completed something similar before, but in fact it is designed to help! It breaks down into short sections all the information which Jersey Overseas Aid (or any other donor) would want to know before it could fund your project. The goal is to:
- Speed up applications. The form contains all the information the JOA Commissioners would need to make a decision, so we should prevent the ping-pong of follow-up questions, which sometimes takes months;
- Help you plan your project. The form tries to cover all the things you will need to have thought of to implement a good project.
- Help you raise additional funds from other donors. By putting things in a format familiar to grant-making bodies, you should be able to approach other donors for matching funds more easily.
It may appear to be overkill for a ‘small’ grant, but if you have planned your activities carefully it should not take long to complete. We are here to help! Jersey Overseas Aid actively wants to fund Jersey-grown projects abroad (if we can justify doing so to Jersey’s taxpayers). If there are parts of the form you need help with, let us know. This can be an iterative process – have a first stab at completing the form, then we can discuss it in person or on the phone, and together produce a final version to submit for formal consideration.
To download the form, please visit https://www.joa.je/grants/for-grants-to-jersey-charities-working-overseas/