Guernsey registered charities can apply for 2013 Christmas Lottery funds up to end of January 2014

December 11th, 2013 by The Association of Guernsey Charities

The 2013 Christmas Lottery has already beaten all previous records for the amount of money raised.

The Association of Guernsey Charities is encouraging local charities to consider their needs for 2014, and make an application for a lottery grant, should they require funding.

Each year, the Channel Islands Christmas Draw helps a large number of good causes, but only the proceeds from the tickets sold in Guernsey will be given to Guernsey good causes.

Last year, this raised £190,589 which was distributed amongst 29 local projects.

The 2013 Christmas Lottery has been the most successful in the lottery’s history and saw a change to the format, with tickets costing £2, and including two separate numbers for the draw as well as the popular scratchcard.

The Association of Guernsey Charities is responsible for distributing the Guernsey proceeds.

Malcolm Woodhams, Vice-Chairman of the Association of Guernsey Charities, said “it has been fantastic to see tickets for the 2013 draw selling so fast.”

Malcolm Woodhams of The Association of Guernsey Charities at the Volunteer Week Market Place on 8 June 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Malcolm Woodhams of The Association of Guernsey Charities at the Volunteer Week Market Place on 8 June 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

“They may only cost £2, but the money raised will help many local organisations and projects through the year ahead.”

“Over the past five years, the lottery has helped more than 80 different charities working in a wide variety of areas around our island,” he said.

Although the amount raised by this year’s draw isn’t yet known, charities can now start to apply for a share of the proceeds.

The Association of Guernsey Charities, which handles the application process, is keen to encourage charities to start thinking of their funding requirements for 2014, and to submit an application if they meet the criteria.

Grants have to be used within the island, and only officially Guernsey Registered Charities, which are members of the Association can apply.

Charities will need to submit details of their proposed project, together with a full set of accounts.

(please click on image to go to 2013 Christmas Lottery Grant Application Form page)

(please click on image to go to 2013 Christmas Lottery Grant Application Form page)

Malcolm Woodhams said “the application process has been kept as easy and straightforward as possible, to encourage as many charities as possible to apply for funding.”

“This is a great opportunity, and we don’t want organisations to miss out,” Mr Woodhams said.

Application forms, are available from the The Association of Guernsey Charities website, where charities can also find further details about applying for a grant.

Completed applications have to be returned by the end of January 2014.

 

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