British Junior Chamber Foundation
The British Junior Chamber (BJC) Foundation was set up in 1995, with the aim of providing JCI UK with funding for events and projects that focus on membership growth. Since its formation the BJC Foundation has provided grants to over 25 chambers and Regional Groups in support of the activities and development of JCI.
The Foundation fund was created by inviting people to become members of the Foundation. This requires a minimum contribution of £500. These contributions have been invested, and the proceeds made available to JCI UK and the local chambers for development projects. In 2010 the BJC Foundation had 114 members.
The interest accrued on the invested capital is available:
- To help contribute to the funding of new Chamber launches
- To help sustain recently launched Chambers
- To help existing Chambers to grow
- To co-fund events which have as a clear objective membership growth
There is another area of activity for which grants will be made, and that is for defraying capital costs incurred by national, regional, or local organisations in the course of maintaining or extending their infrastructures or systems. It was under this provision that in 2010 the Foundation supported the creation of the new JCI UK website.
Applying for a grant
To apply for a grant from the BJC Foundation, you need to fill out an application form. This gives the Trustees a chance to check that your activity meets the criteria.
Please give the Trustees six weeks to proceed your application.
Join BJC Foundation and support JCI UK
Joining the Foundation is a way of recognising the personal benefit that you have gained from your time in JCI. You can join the Foundation as a member or past member. All you need to do is to complete the application form and make a minimum contribution of £500.
Your membership of the Foundation will be recognised with a membership certificate, and a BJC Foundation pin, inscribed with your membership number. All members are invited to the BJC Foundation lunch when it is organised.
For more information please contact Arnold Rust, BJC Foundation Trustee.