Citizens Advice Jersey

We awarded Citizens Advice Jersey a grant of £17,767 over one year for the salary of the Money Advice Worker.

Citizens Advice Jersey provides citizens with a wide range of generalist and holistic information, advice and guidance, and they aim to help people to resolve their own problems. They offer a service that is independent, free, confidential and impartial and is provided to all Islanders regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age or nationality.

They recognise that there are many people out there for whom day-to-day budgeting is a challenge, this funding has helped them to continue to deliver a service to their clients that many have described as a ‘lifeline’ and having access to a trained adviser who can help them revise their finances and liaise with their creditors is invaluable. For people who have to budget on a weekly or even daily basis, our debt service has not only improved their finances but also their health and well-being.

“We thank Lloyds Bank Foundation for helping us to continue to have a positive impact and change people’s lives for the better.”
Malcolm Ferey, Chief Executive

Guernsey Voluntary Service

We awarded Guernsey Voluntary Service (GVS) with a grant of £12,800 over two years towards the salary of the Transport Coordinator.

GVS offer a variety of services which accommodate elderly citizens in the community through a Meals on Wheels service and two day-centres in the island. These services provide a warm meal and a friendly face to their clients and allow many to continue living independently.

In 2015, the Foundation provided a management consultant through their Enhance programme which is offered to grant recipients in order to provide non-financial, tailored support to help strengthen the effectiveness of their organisation. The management consultant reviewed GVS throughout 2015 as part of their strategic plan and at the end of the review it was determined that GVS were in need of a part-time worker to coordinate the transport schedule and ensure that all 200 of their clients attending the day centres are able to get the best possible care and experience.

“Having the transport coordinator there to take on this responsibility allows the day centre managers to focus on their role at hand and gives a more organised approach to the transport of our clients.”
Sandra Collins, GVS Administrator