BSJT Welcomes Applications For Grants Scheme

January 7, 2016

Government House today released the following statement about the Bermuda Silver Jubilee Trust of which the Governor is a Trustee. It said, ”The Bermuda Silver Jubilee Trust [BSJT] welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 29 January.

“The BSJT supports local organisations which enable young people under the age of 25 to work together to provide help to others or to become involved in projects that will lead them to make a contribution to the community. Applicants are encouraged to be imaginative in coming up with ideas how young people can make a useful, voluntary contribution to the community in time and effort.

“The total funds available to be distributed are $15,000. The Trust would expect this to be shared between several recipients. Application forms can be obtained from the Secretary to the Trust at tmdavis@gov.bm. All applications will be reviewed by the Trust in early February and applicants will be notified soon thereafter.”

In 1977 a special coin issued in Bermuda marked the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. From the proceeds of this issue, $100,000 was sent as Bermuda’s contribution to the Commonwealth-wide appeal, headed by HRH The Prince of Wales. The Honorary Treasurer of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust graciously offered to return the funds to Bermuda if a local Trust was established to fulfil the purpose of the appeal.

The Bermuda Silver Jubilee Trust was formed in 1980 with the Governor, Chief Justice and Auditor General as Trustees. Along with the three Trustees, there are currently seven Council Members who review grant applications received from local organisations.

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