Does the JSIF lend money?

No. The JSIF does not provide loans.  The JSIF provides funding for community based  projects.  Community projects funded by JSIF may fall under one of the following categories:

  • Infrastructure : This involves the construction and equipping of early childhood development centres, primary and all-age schools, health centres, etc.


  • Social Services: This involves Vocational skills training, literacy training, conflict resolution, substance abuse counseling, among other similar projects.


  • Capacity Building: These may include disaster preparedness, organizational development, management of community based resource centres, among others.

JSIF does not fund the following:

  • Purchase or lease of land or buildings
  • Construction on private land without required legal documents.
  • Recurrent costs such as salaries, maintenance and utilities
  • Projects sponsored by an individual