For more information on grants and programmes, visit JCF and AJC in Jersey or SIF in Guernsey, by clicking on their logos.

How your lottery tickets help local charities

Every time you buy a Channel Islands Lottery ticket, you’re not just playing a game – you’re making a real difference in the Channel Islands.
 
Our Lottery proceeds support a wide range of charitable initiatives, from health and education to community development and environmental preservation. Each year, our instant games contribute £2 million to empower a variety of vital causes, helping local organisations and projects to thrive. This funding ensures that essential services and innovative programmes can continue to make a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of Islanders in Jersey and Guernsey.
 
Thank you for your support – together, we are building a stronger and more vibrant community.

£5,000 of CI Lottery funding supports 600 primary school children in Jersey

Every Child Our Future (ECOF) has been awarded £5,000 of Channel Islands Lottery funding by Jersey Community Foundation (JCF). The grant is funding the delivery of dual language performances of familiar stories like ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ to over 600 nursery and primary school pupils at 10 schools across the Island. 

As well as being enjoyable, these performances are specifically designed to improve literacy and to enhance the experience of students aged 3 to 5 years old with English as an additional foreign language. Each performance is delivered by Flair Entertainment and followed by a short Q&A session to develop the themes and language of the story. Copies of the story and accompanying props are also provided for each class attending.

The need for dual language education is backed by JCF’s ‘Local Needs Assessment’ (2022) which found that English is a second or foreign language for 26% of students in Jersey.

CI Lottery funding boosts brain injury support in Guernsey

The Guernsey Social Investment Fund has recently granted £9,730 in Channel Islands Lottery funding to Headway Guernsey. This funding supports the rental of a welcoming, comfortable and non-clinical hub, facilitating the delivery of vital services to over 70 individuals in Guernsey.

Headway Guernsey provides support for Islanders, their families, and caregivers dealing with the long-term effects of serious acquired neurological injuries. A significant portion of Headway Guernsey’s support services takes place at Headway House, where weekly sessions include group cognitive activities, social interactions and independent life skills training.

Enhancing accessibility at Durrell Zoo with £30,000 of CI Lottery funding

Jersey Zoo is proud to have taken a significant step towards becoming a more inclusive and accessible destination. The Association of Jersey Charities (AJC) has generously awarded £30,000 in Channel Islands (CI) Lottery funding to Jersey Zoo, marking the beginning of a transformative journey for visitors living with disabilities.

Jersey Zoo’s vision is to make their wildlife and learning about their conservation work accessible to all, no matter people’s physical and mental abilities. They are doing this by collaborating closely with local community members and specialist organisations. The journey started with a comprehensive accessibility audit, carefully identifying areas that required improvement. Thanks to the CI Lottery grant, the zoo is actively implementing the first phase of these improvements, which include enhanced access to enclosures and buildings, as well as flooring, lighting and ramp upgrades.

Beneficiaries

Lottery funds are distributed to Jersey Community Foundation, the Association of Jersey Charities and the Social Investment Fund who play a crucial role in awarding grants and funding programmes to local charities.

The Jersey Community Foundation and the Association of Jersey Charities are dedicated to supporting a wide range of charitable initiatives that enhance the lives of Islanders in Jersey. Similarly, the Social Investment Fund focusses on empowering the third sector and community projects that support islanders in Guernsey.

These organisations maintain close relationships with charities, non-profit organisations and voluntary groups in the islands, ensuring a deep understanding of the needs in each island community.
 
When you buy a Channel Islands Lottery ticket, these partnerships help ensure that proceeds from your ticket support vital causes, getting them the help that they need to run their services and support local people.