Community Development Portfolio | Digicel Jamaica Foundation

Community Development

Where Digicel grows, so too must the communities in which we operate. We are able to fulfil this goal through our Community Development portfolio.

This portfolio includes two programmes: our small grants, which fall under the Build Jamaica programme, and our micro-grants under the Mek A Muckle programme. These grants are issued to community-based groups to tackle the most pertinent issues impacting people locally while creating positive change in Jamaica’s most vulnerable communities.

Through the years, we’ve sponsored projects which focus on youth development, skills training, agriculture and social enterprise. Through our 680 community development projects, our grantees have used the funding to establish 81 farm projects and 125 social enterprises – creating 2,798 jobs for local workers. 

In FY 2021-2022, we were able to do more for the people of Jamaica by completing 65 grants across our two major grant programmes - a total investment of US$349,000.

For more information on our grant programmes, see our Funding Guidelines.

Community Development Statistics
FY 2022-2023 Target As at June 2022 % Complete
Number of Community Development grants awarded 42 14 33%
FY 2022-2023
Number of Community Development grants awarded
Target
42
As at June 2022
14
% Complete
33%
Number of Parishes Reached 14 7 50%
FY 2022-2023
Number of Parishes Reached
Target
14
As at June 2022
7
% Complete
50%
Number of persons impacted 30,000 13,799 46%
FY 2022-2023
Number of persons impacted
Target
30,000
As at June 2022
13,799
% Complete
46%
Total Investment - USD $372,700 $47,364 13%
FY 2022-2023
Total Investment - USD
Target
$372,700
As at June 2022
$47,364
% Complete
13%
Community Development Statistics
FY 2021-2022 Target As At March 2022 % Complete
Community Development grants awarded 40 65 162%
FY 2021-2022
Community Development grants awarded
Target
40
As At March 2022
65
% Complete
162%
Parishes reached 14 14 100%
FY 2021-2022
Parishes reached
Target
14
As At March 2022
14
% Complete
100%
Number of persons impacted through grants and other funding 17,500 27,579 157%
FY 2021-2022
Number of persons impacted through grants and other funding
Target
17,500
As At March 2022
27,579
% Complete
157%
Total investments - USD $349,000 $349,000 100%
FY 2021-2022
Total investments - USD
Target
$349,000
As At March 2022
$349,000
% Complete
100%
Community Development