Charities having to cope with less money
Tuesday 5th March 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
CHARITIES in Guernsey are facing a funding shortfall.
After releasing details of which charities have been given help from its quarterly grants programme, the Guernsey Community Foundation also revealed it managed to meet only 8% of the funding requests received throughout the year.
The total value of applications was more than £500,000 and the foundation was able to grant just over £41,000 of these requests.
Its development manager, Sadie Siviter de Paucar, pictured, said the shortfall showed that charities in the island are struggling. ‘The first year of the programme was really a test and we have been overwhelmed by the response. This shows there is a lack of funding for charities.’
To try to address the gap in aid, Mrs Siviter de Paucar explained that they would attempt to secure more backing from business.
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