Every year, JOA supports numerous projects run by local, Jersey-based charities in developing countries.
The charities JOA supports range in size from kitchen-table charities which focus on helping one or two particular communities abroad to a small number of large home-grown Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) which operate in multiple countries.
In 2021 Jersey Charities received grants totalling £2.4m from JOA, making us one of the largest funders of domestic charities in the Channel Islands.
In addition to funding, we help Jersey-based charities build their capacity to operate more effectively. We provide training and support in key areas such as impact measurement, governance, decision-making and finance.
|Sundeep Watts Memorial Fund||Education provision at Joyceland Preparatory School in Rongo, Kenya||Kenya||£40,238||2023||2024|
|Rotary Club of Jersey||Community safe water and reversal of desertification with a Sand Dam||Kenya||£10,000||2023||2024|
|Hands Around the World||Promoting access to educational opportunities for children and young people in Rusizi District, Rwanda||Rwanda||£529,917||2023||2025|
|Durrell||VALIHA - Resources for the wellbeing of people and nature to achieve development||Madagascar||£2,136,343||2023||2028|
|CRY Jersey||Neonatal Unit Building Project, Kapiri District Hospital||Zambia||£21,398||2022||2023|
|Together Making a Difference||School Improvements - BMS Model Primary School||Bangladesh||£8,706||2022||2023|
|Gurkha Welfare Trust Jersey||Rural Water and Sanitation Projects (RWSP) 2021-2024||Nepal||£299,841||2021||2024|
|Bukit Lawang Trust||Youth Led Sustainable Enterprise Program||Indonesia||£30,225||2022||2023|
|Friends of the Holy Land (Jersey)||School of Joy Special Needs School||Palestine||£5,000||2022||2024|
|St John Ambulance||Supporting a nurse at the St John Ophthalmic Hospital||Palestine||£21,000||2021||2023|
|RJAHS||Malawi Dairy Growth (MDG) Project - Phase II||Malawi||£999,600||2021||2024|
|RJAHS||Transforming Smallholder Dairy Farming in the ChaCha Area of Ethiopia, Through a Jersey Breed Led Model||Ethiopia||£996,132||2020||2023|
|RJAHS||Jersey Breed Focussed Dairy Development in Zambia||Zambia||£1,198,007||2022||2025|
|RJAHS||Development of a Jersey breed-focused Centre for Dairy Excellence at RAB Songa Station||Rwanda||£1,059,478||2021||2023|
PARTNER: Rotary Club of Jersey
DURATION: Sept 2021-Aug 2022
In recent decades, Uganda has experienced a high level of population growth, which has exerted pressure on existing resources, contributing to the degradation of forests and a scarcity of firewood. Over 80% of Ugandans cook over an open fire, which not only requires large quantities of firewood or charcoal, but also has serious health implications due to the daily exposure to smoke. In addition, the time women and girls must spend on firewood collection and cooking is an obstacle to gender equality.
The Rotary team installed eco cook-stoves in 40 schools across the Mubende district in central Uganda. These eco-cookstoves require 70% less firewood than traditional three-stone stoves, reducing the schools’ reliance on firewood and the subsequent environmental and financial strain involved in sourcing, transporting and purchasing firewood. In addition, the eco-cookstoves eliminate exposure to smoke.
The Rotary Club is mobilising locally trained community members to construct and maintain the eco-cookstoves to ensure that each community has the knowledge and skills to keep the eco-cookstoves operational. The eco-cookstoves are designed to be affordable and easy to maintain and are constructed from easily available local materials such as dried grass, soil, ash, sawdust, sweet potato leaves, water and cow dung.
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