Supporting our communities

Good causes

Net proceeds are available for distribution to worthy causes and local charities. £3m is raised every year and distributed to a range of community projects. All proceeds from the Channel Islands Lottery are distributed to worthy causes throughout the Islands. The Lottery has supported hundreds of local charities and provided funding for essential community services and activities. Millions have been raised over the last few years and through grant schemes. In both islands, charities have been able to access substantial and consistent funding.

Essential disability and health services such as the Guernsey and Jersey Cheshire Homes, St John's Ambulance Jersey, Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey and Jersey Hospice Care, are regular beneficiaries along with welfare charities such as the Guernsey Voluntary Service, Autism Jersey and Autism Guernsey, Jersey Alzheimer’s Association and MS Society Guernsey.

The CI Lottery also provides grant funding for many other community based Charities and projects along with larger grants for community events such as the 2021 Island Games, Liberation Day celebrations and Jersey’s iconic Battle of Flowers.


Read about who we have supported in the last few years. If you’re interested please visit or for more information on grants and programmes. See below to learn more about some of our recent beneficiaries.

Victim Support & Witness Service

The Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support and Witness Service exist to ensure that victims and witnesses have the best possible experience of support on both a practical and emotional level, at what can be a very traumatic and challenging time.

The Social Investment Fund made a contribution of £94,056 towards their staff costs for three years, allowing them to continue delivering their invaluable service.

La Société Sercquaise

La Société Sercquaise exists to study, preserve and enhance the heritage and environment of Sark. They handle many of the most important documents in the island’s history but were unable to store them in a truly safe way.

Concerned about this, they applied for a grant from the Social Investment Fund. They received £2,148 to purchase and install a fire-proof archive cabinet to protect the island’s irreplaceable historical records from as far back as 1565.

Guernsey Mind

The Social Investment Fund contributed £200,000 towards the operational costs of the Guernsey Mind charity for a two-year period. This is helping enable their crucial work in challenging the stigma around mental health and supporting islanders in need.

Friends of Sark School

The Social Investment Fund awarded a grant of £20,000 to Friends of Sark School for the purchase of new playground equipment. In collaboration with the teachers and pupils, the school were able to build a vibrant space for active fun and learning through play.

Jersey Heritage

Jersey Heritage is another recent beneficiary of The Lottery. Dedicated to telling the story of Jersey’s history, they manage several key historic sites across the island, including castles, museums and the neolithic site at La Hougue Bie. The funding went towards developing a Memory Box app which helps islanders suffering from dementia to socialise by reminiscing about Jersey in years gone by.

Guernsey Cheshire Home

£73,000 of proceeds from the 2022 Lottery was granted to the Guernsey Cheshire Home to fund the salary of a key staff member for two years. The Home has one aim: to provide care and opportunity for people with serious physical disabilities in as close to a family atmosphere as possible.


The Lottery has also given financial support to WetWheels Jersey, a charity that enables every disabled person the chance to experience the excitement of power-boating. Their boats are fully accessible, allowing anyone to take the helm as skipper, on their frequent island cruises, fishing trips and dolphin-spotting trips.