12 charities have been shortlisted for this year’s Barclays Community Awards scheme.
The winners, who will each be awarded a share of £30,000, will be announced at a presentation evening on Wednesday 21 November at the Pomme D’Or Hotel.
Over 30 applications were received for the awards this year, which is open to registered local charities looking for a grant to fund a project or initiative that will make a real difference to the Jersey community.
The short-listed charities include: Young Enterprise, Air Training Corps, Centre Point, Music in Action, St John’s Ambulance – Young Carers, Autism Jersey, Brighter Futures, Gorey Youth Project, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Jersey Women’s Refuge, Headway and Project Linus.
The awards judging panel will select the winners from the 12 short-listed charities on 6 November.
All the short-listed charities are invited to attend the awards presentation evening to find out if they have been successful in receiving a share of the funds for their project.
This year’s awards judges are Spencer Davies, presenter on Channel 103, Kevin Keen, CEO at Jersey Post and from Barclays, managing director, Paul Savery and Adele Langlois.
‘‘The Community Awards committee was impressed by the calibre of the entries received and, yet again, it has been incredibly difficult to select a shortlist when all of the entrants have such great initiatives,” said Paul Savery, Barclays managing director.
“We’ve seen submissions from some fantastic projects that will support our key aims of developing life, financial and entrepreneurial skills in young people.
“We’re looking forward to announcing the winners at the presentation evening but also to working with the selected charities over the next twelve months to help them bring their initiatives to fruition,” he said.
Last year, Barclays made £33,600 worth of awards and supported nine charities including Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Child Accident Prevention Jersey and Jersey Citizens Advice Bureau.
A similar scheme, Champion Charities, is run in Guernsey and last year £31,420 worth of grants were made to twelve charities including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Guernsey Branch, St Stephens Community Centre and Guernsey Mind.
Through the Community Awards and Champion Charities £60,000 will be donated to local charities and initiatives across the Channel Islands this year.