Entrepreneurship Portfolio | Digicel Jamaica Foundation

Impacting over 500,000 Jamaicans in education, special needs and social enterprise.

Community Development

The Community Development portfolio focuses on the creation of social value in a self-sustained way.

In full support of Jamaica’s Vision 2030 and Digicel Foundation’s mission of building communities and community spirit, the portfolio provides small grants to community organisations. These grants help organisations in both rural and urban communities become sustainable enterprises by supporting project and capacity development.

The portfolio supports projects utilising innovative approaches to solving local development challenges and new ways to increase uptake of existing proven solutions.

Community Development Statistics
FYE 2013-2017 Target FYE 13-16 Achievements - Mar 31st , 2016 % Change
Social enterprises funded 86 99 115%
FYE 2013-2017
Social enterprises funded
Target FYE 13-16
86
Achievements - Mar 31st , 2016
99
% Change
115%
Persons impacted 76,300 218,437 286%
FYE 2013-2017
Persons impacted
Target FYE 13-16
76,300
Achievements - Mar 31st , 2016
218,437
% Change
286%
Jobs created 846 1,531 180%
FYE 2013-2017
Jobs created
Target FYE 13-16
846
Achievements - Mar 31st , 2016
1,531
% Change
180%
*Total Investment *US$6,230,000
FYE 2013-2017
*Total Investment
% Change
*US$6,230,000
. *JM$797,474,887
FYE 2013-2017
.
% Change
*JM$797,474,887
Community Development