La Fraternelle Fund
La Fraternelle Fund was established in 2018. The Fund awards money to local organisations for specific projects that will benefit the island community.
The Fund will accept applications for grants from Guernsey based organisations for up to £1,000.
It is hoped the La Fraternelle Fund will help community projects and organisations where a small amount of money will enable a project to happen.
Jan Hawke, Managing Director of La Fraternelle, said:
“La Fraternelle has been serving the Bailiwick since 1820. We are always looking for ways we can give something back to the community. We hope the funding will support smaller organisations that might otherwise struggle to raise money to realise their aims.”
The Lunchbox Lowdown
La Fraternelle Fund was delighted to support The Lunchbox Lowdown information leaflet. The leaflet was created to support parents with ideas for providing a healthy lunchbox.
Lucy Whitman from The Health Improvement Commission explains more, “As part of wider programme to support eating well in early years, the Health Improvement Commission (HIC) have been working with the States Early Years Team, early years providers and parents to research lunchboxes and look at ways to support healthy lunchbox provision. Following discussions with parents and with providers, The Lunchbox Lowdown was designed as a support tool – containing 50 ideas for little ones’ lunchboxes, with age-related portion sizes and tips on eating well for this age group.”
“More than 750 leaflets have been distributed so far and the Commission are very grateful to La Fraternelle Fund for their support in design and print costs.”
Pictured at the Sunshine Pre-school, Cordier Hill are Lucy Whitman (HIC), Linda Roberts, the States Early Years Team, Katie Hill Specialist Nurse, Weight Management, Jan Hawke, La Fraternelle and Rachel Hockey, Sunshine Pre-school and Chair of the Guernsey Preschool Learning Alliance.
The Fund has assisted Humankind Guernsey by helping them fund up to 20 counselling sessions.
Humankind’s mission statement is to provide community resources and support services to male victims, survivor and families affected by domestic violence and parental alienation.
GROW applied for the money to enable them to print four pull-up banners to promote Friends of GROW (FrOGs) at various local events.
FRoGs are a registered charity who support the invaluable work of GROW. The focus of the group is to raise the profile of GROW in the local community and help to sell the variety of plants and crops that is produced at GROW Limited.
Eddie Higgins, the GROW Manager is pictured collecting the cheque from Jan Hawke, Managing Director of La Fraternelle.
We are pleased to support Guernsey Mobility, Let’s Go as recipients of La Fraternelle Fund.
The money was used to fund training for the activity coaches to support them in assisting members with mobility difficulties to develop new skills. The group meet once a week Beau Sejour Leisure Centre to play activities such as softball tennis, bowling, catch and football. Once a month, the group have a Mini Olympics. The group are joined by pupils from St Martins Primary School who play alongside the members.
The Cheshire Home
La Fraternelle were delighted to be able to enable a fantastic community project to run by providing funding for the hall hire.
Art for Guernsey included the collage alongside the stunning oil paintings by Dimitri Permiakov at a exhibition at the Market.
La Nouvelle Maritaine
La Nouvelle Maritaine is an extra care housing facility designed to help people live “as independently as possible with the confidence of being in a safe environment with a flexible, tailored package of care and support offered by trained staff.”
The money from the fund was spent on enhancing the outdoor space for residents to enjoy as they sit outside in the sun.