The Overseas Aid & Development Commission, the States of Guernsey (GOAC): Inviting applications for ‘Grant Aid’ with the theme-‘Helping the world’s least developed countries through a hand up rather than a hand-out’.

Funding brief: The Overseas Aid & Development Commission distributes money provided by the States of Guernsey to charities undertaking development and humanitarian work in the world’s least developed countries.

In defining “basic needs”, the following are examples of projects the Commission has supported:
● Sustainable supply of clean water – these projects may include:
 Providing wells, water pumps and other sources of clean water
 Improving the quality and/or sustainability of existing water sources
 Reducing the likelihood of water-borne diseases or illness.
● Basic sanitation facilities – these projects may include:
 Building latrine blocks
 Providing community facilities to reduce waterborne diseases
 Building facilities to dispose of sewage away from drinking water sources.
● Agricultural, horticultural or fishing projects – these projects may include:
 Protecting the land from e.g. desertification, leaching, deforestation, etc.
 Providing a source of water for irrigation for agricultural and horticultural projects, etc.
 Training in agricultural techniques to reduce impact of droughts, flooding, etc.
 Enabling the community to reduce any dependency on food aid, etc.
● Medical and health care facilities – these projects may include:
 Providing local access to basic health services
 Improving services targeting preventable diseases or HIV and AIDS infection, etc.
 Reducing the incidence of infant mortality and childhood deaths
 Establishing new or extending health service facilities, including clinics and hospitals.
● Educational projects – these projects may include:
 Building new or extending existing schools or other educational facilities
 Building new or additional or upgrading school latrines
 Constructing school kitchens and kitchen gardens
 Providing long-term training opportunities to reduce dependence on short-term aid.
● Other types of projects – these projects may include:
 Improving disaster preparedness, particularly in areas at a high risk of natural disasters
 Rehabilitation basic infrastructure projects following conflict or natural disaster
 Mines clearance to return land to agricultural use, etc.
 Rotating loan funds, micro-credit unions, village savings scheme.

Donor Name: The Overseas Aid & Development Commission, the States of Guernsey (GOAC)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: Applications for Grant Aid Funding for projects to be undertaken in 2019 can be made between Friday, 1st, June, 2018 and must be submitted no later than 12 noon on Friday, 27th, July, 2018.

Funding details link:

Funding limit:
● The Commission will not make an annual Grant Aid award above £40,000 for an individual project.
● There is no lower threshold for awards.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: One year

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: The Commission’s general policy is to only consider applications from:
– Charities registered with one of the Charity Commissions in the United Kingdom or one of the Crown Dependencies
– Approved humanitarian agencies (e.g. UNICEF, UNHCR, etc.)

The Commission is unable to consider applications from charities registered outside these areas.

In addition to charities or agencies not registered with one of the Charity Commissions in the British Isles, the Commission may reject an application for a number of reasons, including where:
– The charity has failed to comply with the Commission’s reporting and monitoring requirements in respect of previously approved Grant Aid awards (in such cases the Commission will have advised the charity of its decision following the breach)
– There is clear evidence to show that the charity has not complied with the requirements of its regulatory body
– The nature of the project falls outside the charity’s stated objectives
– The application falls outside the Commission’s general policy (e.g. the project is based in a country wholly or partly in Europe, the amount requested exceeds the £40,000 threshold, the project cannot be completed within one year, etc.).

In all cases, the Commission will notify the charity of its decision and reasons for the decision.

Eligible Country: Each year the Commission invites any charity registered in the British Isles to apply for funding of up to £40,000 for a specific and sustainable project in one of the world’s least developed countries.

Submission mail:

Other important link:
● Apply:
● Guideline:
● Grant Aid Policy:
● Disaster Emergency Relief Policy (May 2016):
● Disaster Emergency Relief Guidance Notes (May 2016):
● Compliance Procedure (May 2016):

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (

● A charity may submit two applications for funding in any one funding round.
● Please note, all applications must be accompanied by a copy of the charity’s most recent audited accounts and these should be submitted as a separate document, i.e. not as an attachment to your application for Grant Aid. Please email your charity’s audited accounts to  and put your charity’s name followed by “audited accounts” in the subject line for ease of reference.

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