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GROW Limited £25,000
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GROW Limited

Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW), the first in the Channel Islands, was officially opened on the 14th July 1984. Our function is to provide training and a shel...

Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW), the first in the Channel Islands, was officially opened on the 14th July 1984. Our function is to provide training and a sheltered work environment in horticulture and related craft work for the islands disability community.

GROW’s main source of income is obtained by the sale of plants, fruit and vegetable produce and woodcraft products, as well as offering a Garden Maintenance service to the wider community of Guernsey – public and private sector GROW also relies heavily on donations to support the ever increasing cost of running the Grow Limited operation and to ensure that our service users have the very best working environment.

GROW’s Mission Statement:
To provide a safe and secure working environment where people with learning and other disabilities can build up their own self-respect and confidence levels so as to be able to work and interact within our community.

Guernsey Samaritans £4,000
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Guernsey Samaritans

Samaritans mission statement is: that fewer people die by suicide. Guernsey Samaritans have been in the Island for over 50 years. Samaritans provide a listening service by...

Samaritans mission statement is: that fewer people die by suicide.

Guernsey Samaritans have been in the Island for over 50 years. Samaritans provide a listening service by training volunteers who are available to listen to members of the public who are experiencing times of distress, are in crisis or having suicidal thoughts. People who want to talk about their feelings can contact Guernsey Samaritans by telephone, email, SMS or call in at the Branch in Forest Lane to see a volunteer face to face.

Guernsey Samaritans have their own premises and would like to move to new premises with full wheelchair access as soon as possible. People can call Samaritans free of charge on the number 116123. The Branch has been successful in working with the local Prison, training prisoners to become Listeners so they can support other prisoners going through emotional distress during their sentence. The Branch Outreach Team has recently attended Wellbeing Fayres at two local high schools to raise awareness about the 24 hour a day, 365 days a year service. Promotional materials were given to the students with information on how to contact Samaritans at times of stress such as preparing for exams. Guernsey Samaritans are almost entirely dependant on fundraising and charitable donations to keep the Branch open and the bills paid. Samaritans provides a vital service, by giving emotional support to people from all walks of life, facing distressing times.

Guernsey Voluntary Service £6,000
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Guernsey Voluntary Service

One of the founding aims of the Guernsey Voluntary Service (GVS) was to ensure the well being of older people in the Bailiwick and this remains a key objective. At first th...

One of the founding aims of the Guernsey Voluntary Service (GVS) was to ensure the well being of older people in the Bailiwick and this remains a key objective. At first this was done through Darby and Joan clubs, home visiting and outings with around 10 members at each club. The social clubs still operate on both Guernsey and Alderney and there are now two day centres in Guernsey – the Jubilee Day Centre (JDC) in St Sampsons and the Russels Day Centre (RDC), which is situated at Le Grande Courtil in St Martins, where we also run a trolley service for the tenants.

The JDC acts as the headquarters for the charity and as a day centre for older people. Clients of the day centres pay a small sum to attend, which is subsidised by the GVS. We own and maintain three minibuses to help transport clients to and from both centres. We accommodate between 20-25 clients each day at both day centres.

GVS also delivers the Meals on Wheels service in Guernsey and Alderney. Approximately 30,000 meals are delivered by the GVS every year in Guernsey alone using our four dedicated cars. The service is available 6 days a week – Monday to Saturday. The facility is available to all the housebound who need it, not just older people. Clients pay a small charge for the Meals on Wheels service.

We are also involved in: Blood donor calling at the PEH, Royal Court refreshment service, North and West Show rest tent. We have 600 volunteers/members assisting us in our endeavours.

Young People Guernsey – The HUB £6,000
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Young People Guernsey – The HUB

The HUB is a charity that provides one-to-one support for children and young people. We offer a safe, confidential space where children and young people can access support...

The HUB is a charity that provides one-to-one support for children and young people. We offer a safe, confidential space where children and young people can access support on anything and everything that affects their lives. We provide a range of support around issues such as confidence, anxiety, low mood, bereavement, child sexual exploitation, children of prisoners, young carers and much more.

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