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Embracing Community Wellbeing: Connecting Our Community 

The ‘Connect Me’ grant initiative is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of islanders through culture, arts and physical activities. At the heart of this initiative are our ‘Connectors’ but who exactly are these Connectors, and what is their mission?  For some, life on the island can be challenging at times, anxiety and loneliness can easily … Read more Embracing Community Wellbeing: Connecting Our Community 

The ‘My Time’ Project: Empowering Young Carers

In Waders and Waterproofs: Keeping the Island Running

Wearing her waders and waterproofs, Shelley Hawkins, Senior Environment Officer in the Infrastructure and Environment department, is key to keeping the Island’s water quality in check.  From fresh water to sea water, Shelley’s involved in all stages of the water quality monitoring process, including programme development, sample collection, data analysis and reporting.   The work and … Read more In Waders and Waterproofs: Keeping the Island Running

Bringing Fête de la Musique to Jersey

CONNECT ME: Connecting Our Communities Grant Scheme

Posted on Categories Community, Tags

he Connect Me: Connecting Our Communities Grant Scheme initiative is helping the lives of Jersey residents. By providing grants of up to £5,000 for projects that promote participation in arts and physical activities, the scheme is helping to build a more connected and healthier community.

Since its start in 2022, the scheme has supported 106 different projects, making a significant impact across the island. The additional 46 grants for 2024 promise to continue this positive trend, ensuring that more Islanders can benefit from the opportunities to connect, create, and thrive.

Sea Temperature Trends in Jersey Over the Last 60 Years

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This picture is part of a wider warming trend which is being seen across much of the globe and has been recently been highlighted in the media by Copernicus data (Climate change: World’s oceans suffer from record-breaking year of heat – BBC News). This is in line with what we would expect to see over the land and sea in a globally warming climate.

Connecting Communities Through Creativity: The Acorn Project

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The Jersey Employment Trust is a charity that has been supporting people with disabilities and long-term health conditions to gain employment and develop their skills for the last 20 years. Its social enterprise, Acorn in Trinity, offers those they support with work and training opportunities.  Last year they took Acorn, and 18 of their clients, on the … Read more Connecting Communities Through Creativity: The Acorn Project

Jersey to Africa: An artist’s inspiration

Bringing Africa Awareness Week to Jersey for its 8th Celebration. 

Invasive Species Week: Meet the team dealing with Asian Hornets, Japanese Knot Weed and Coypus

The Invasive Species team sits within the Biosecurity section in the Infrastructure and Environment department (I&E). The small team of two, Alastair Christie and Adam Dallas-Chapman, are supported by numerous local volunteers. Together they monitor for and provide scientific best practice advice for dealing with over 100 different invasive non-native species (INNS) currently found on … Read more Invasive Species Week: Meet the team dealing with Asian Hornets, Japanese Knot Weed and Coypus