Funding & Finance

Need help managing finances? Need some funds to help you move on in your life?


It is not always easy to mange a budget or money.

Princes Trust Development Award

The development awards are for young people aged 14 – 25 years you have a barrier to get into either education, training or employment. You can apply for up to £500. An individual young person can complete two applications within a year and the amount in total in their live would be  £1000.00.   Awards can be for college fees or resources online courses,  clothing or equipment for work and other items if it is seen as a barrier to you moving on.

You can apply if you’re aged 14-25 years old and either:

  • unemployed or work less than 16 hours per week
  • an offender or ex-offender
  • in or leaving care
  • have no qualifications

To apply for an award pop into YES at ‘The Link’ drop in either Monday, Wednesday or Friday between 12:00pm and 6:00pm.

For more information contact YES on:
01534 280530 or 07797 778424

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Income Support

States of Jersey income support is for individuals who have low income and are struggling to pay bills or buy essential items.

You can apply for Income Support if you:

  • are on a low household income
  • pass the income support residence test
  • are working, looking for work or exempt from looking for work

If you are under 25, you will normally be expected to be part of your parents’ household unless you are working full-time, responsible for a child yourself or there is a reason you can’t live with them. If you are under 25 contact Social Security for more information.

Call the Social Security department to find out more on: 01534 445505

Email the Social Security department to find out more on:

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Community Savings

What is Community savings?

Community Savings is a charity which is able to offer account facilities and, in certain circumstances, emergency funding to Islanders who are in need of such help. these accounts are generally available to all, including those who may be blacklisted elsewhere.

It is not a bank but operates like a credit union with groups of individuals who have a common interest, you can open an account for day-to-day use along with a separate savings account in a similar way to a bank. Any money you save will earn a dividend once a year.

Opening an account

To open an account you will need to go into the office in Seale Street or contact your CIG administrator with some form of  photographic identity such as a passport or driving licence and a copy of a recent household bill in your name to confirm your address.

Once your account has been opened you will be given a passbook, paying in slips and a reference number to give to your employer or to Social Security.

They will expect you to save £5 per month towards your savings and every three months you will receive a statement so that you can keep in touch with your progress. There are Community Savings advisors available to provide guidance to those who open accounts on how to manage their monthly budgeting.

Contact them on: 01534 737555

Email them at:

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Are you thinking about going to university but not sure if you have enough money? If so check out our list of resources on different bursary schemes in Jersey.

If you need support applying for a bursary pop in to YES or get in touch with us and we can help you!

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Student Finance

They fund first time degrees. You can apply for funding if you’re a student, have an undergraduate degree or a professional qualification at a recognised institute.

You must meet certain residency and academic criteria and must not have had a loan or a financial award from another educational authority.

If you need support applying pop in to YES and we can help you!

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This is a small independent charity that provides support to children and young people living in care, leaving care, or who are expecting adversity.

Brightly awards grants to children and young people from birth to 25 years who are being looked after in States care or are leaving care, as well as others who are suffering adversity and are in need. Their support is intended to create positive experiences and opportunities for children and young people with the aim of helping individuals move towards independence.

Brightly offers wide-ranging support from birth to age 25, including:

  • Financial or material help for care leavers with:
  • Independence e.g. driving lessons, household items
  • Well-being e.g. doctor, dentist, optician appointments and gym membership
  • Education / further education or employment e.g. educational courses, work clothing, laptop/computer and educational items such as a camera for a photography course
  • Graduation grants
  • Independent moving on grants (for care leavers up to the age of 25)
  • Support for children of care leavers
  • Residential welcome pack consisting of bed linen, towels, rug, pictures etc., currently for new residents of Field View and Brig-y-Don Flats
  • £ for £ matching scheme for items such as mobile telephones
  • Memberships for leisure activities, e.g. aMaizin Adventure Park, Merton Aquadome
  • 21st birthday gifts for care leavers
  • Items or goods not provided by the States of Jersey as the Corporate Parent (e.g. laptop/computer, holiday) to children and young people in residential care (including those placed off-island)
  • Christmas gifts (vouchers) for young people in residential care and care leavers.
  • Nursery fees for the children of care leavers


Coordinator – Allison Le Blanq

Tel: 07797 890448

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Youth Enquiry Service, The Link, Eagle House, La Colomberie, St Helier JE2 4QB

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01534 280530

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07797 778424

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