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It is not always easy to manage a budget or money, so look below if you need help handling your finances or getting extra funds to support your life.
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:
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.
Contact: 01534 444444
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.
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: 01534 737555
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.
Educational Bursaries Available for Careers in:
Check out the link below or if you need support applying for a bursary pop in to YES or get in touch with us and we can help you!
Contact: 0800 7350 010
Student Finance funds 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.
Contact Student Finance to find our more or if you need support applying pop in to YES and we can help you!
Contact: 01534 449450
Brightly (formerly known as Brig-y-Don Children’s Charity) is a local charity that awards grants to children and young people from birth to 25 years, who are under the care of the Children’s Service. This includes those who: –
For children in residential or foster care (CLA) and care-experienced young people (over and above statutory funding, which should be investigated before applying to Brightly)
For Children on the edge of care, on the Child Protection Register or a Child in Need (CIN)
The charity does not support applications for goods or services that are included in grants or benefits readily available from the Government of Jersey
Contact: 07797 890448