CONNECT ME: Connecting Our Communities Grant Scheme

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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.

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

Connect Me – Kerouac Adventures, building a community.

Skate Space Jersey: Empowering Young Skateboarders for a Brighter Future

Skateboarding is not just a sport; it’s a culture, a way of life, and a form of self-expression.

Over the years, skateboarding has gained immense popularity and has evolved into a global phenomenon. It’s a sport that bridges age, gender, and cultural gaps, providing a sense of community and belonging for millions around the world.

World Homeless Day & The Shelter Trust

World Homeless Day is observed internationally on the 10th of October. A day used to draw attention to the needs of those who experience homelessness and to provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, something which many islanders may think isn’t an issue here in Jersey.  Yet every night The Shelter Trust provides accommodation, food, support, and encouragement for around 125 people across their eight sites.

Building Stronger Communities: Releasing Better Neighbours

In an era where rehabilitation and reintegration are gaining more traction as effective methods to reduce recidivism, initiatives like the “Releasing Better Neighbours” programme at HMP La Moye are paving the way for a more constructive approach to incarceration. Prisoners are encouraged to address offending behaviour through the programme which was inspired by the Seven Pillars of Recovery research conducted by prisoners in Norway.

Embracing Health and Sustainability

Jersey’s First Fermentation Club Cultivated by Scoop the Sustainable Cooperative.
In a world that often moves at breakneck speed, fermentation club stands as a reminder to slow down, connect with the past, and savour the rewards of patience and preservation

Jersey Youth Choir: Take a chance on us!

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Thanks to receiving a grant from the Connect Me: Connecting our Communities Grant Scheme, The Jersey Youth Choir has been able to minimise costs to its participants so that money isn’t a barrier for those interested in getting involved.

Squashing barriers in participation…

Every Saturday morning, large numbers of enthusiastic youngsters gather at the squash courts in St Clement’s ready to develop their skills and play with, and against, their peers. These young people are members of the Jersey Squash Academy and are amongst the 20 million people who play squash regularly world-wide in over 185 countries.

Connect Me: Connecting our Communities