JCK accepting entries for 2017 Industry Fund grants


JCK’s submission process for 2017 Industry Fund grant proposals is now open.
Industry Fund grants are awarded to associations, groups or individuals who better the jewellery industry as a whole. Last year, the awarded grants exceeded USD $293,000 in value.
The fund focuses on groups that improve the industry’s relationship with consumers, help address serious problems facing jewellers, or assist in the creation of international training materials.

“The mission of the JCK Industry Fund is to help aid, assist and improve the jewellery industry,” says Yancy Weinrich, senior vice-president of JCK Events. “JCK believes that it is our responsibility to help give back and support the industry through individuals, groups or associations that continue to make a difference.”
The deadline for this year’s submissions is Thursday, Dec. 8. To enter, visit the JCK website here.

Since the fund’s launch in 1997, it’s awarded more than USD $5.5 million to its recipients. Last year, recipients included the Diamond Empowerment Fund, Jewelers’ Security Alliance, Jewellers Vigilance Canada, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Jewelers of America and Diamond Council of America.