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Community Partnerships

Through our Community Investment Programme, Appleby is actively committed to each of the communities in which the Group is based through a range of sponsorships and partnerships.

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Our clients and our colleagues expect corporate responsibility to be at the core of our business. That is our aim.

Malcolm Moller
Group Managing Partner

For Appleby, corporate social responsibility is more than a channel for promoting our brand. It’s about engaging our colleagues and building strong relationships with local community groups to contribute to and support the communities in which we operate.

A global approach

We identify partners with whom we can make a positive impact, and develop sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships.

We have considered the needs of our community and selected a range of projects providing support in education, sports development, the arts and disadvantaged groups which generate a positive contribution to this community.

Our projects aim to:

  • Encourage the development of local knowledge, skills and talent.
  • Provide support and add value to our local communities.
  • Align to our global partnerships and sponsorships to bring these to our local communities.
  • Provide opportunities for our colleagues to be actively involved and engaged in the projects we support.

You can find out more about our approach in the local communities where we operate below.

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Manx Hedgehog Conservation Society >

Appleby is delighted to support local charity, Manx Hedgehog Conservation Society (MHCS) with a donation that went towards the purchase of a hedgehog incubator. MHCS encourage and give advice to the Manx public concerning rehabilitation and preservation of sick/ injured and orphaned hedgehogs.

Bermuda Triathlon Association (BTA) >

As a dedicated supporter of youth sports, we are proud to be primary sponsors of the BTA’s Youth Development Squad (YDS). The YDS represents an intensive program designed to nurture the skills and aspirations of local, young triathletes – and to foster their participation in both local and international competitions. Our support helps to provide race kits, enhance preparation and facilitate travel for competitions such as the 2023 CARIFTA Triathlon & Aquathlon Championship.

Manx Wildlife Trust Ayres Discovery Centre >

Appleby are delighted to sponsor Manx Wildlife Trust’s (MWT) Ayres Nature Discovery Centre (NDC) for two years, allowing the charity to renovate and develop a new interpretation of the NDC for the Island’s residents to enjoy. The new interpretation explains the unique ecology, geology and human history of the area, noting the changes over time which have resulted in the landscape of the Island’s only National Nature Reserve.

Love Tech Wildlife Challenge >

Appleby are proud to sponsor the Love Tech Wildlife Challenge. The charity has partnered with the Manx Wildlife Trust and UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man to encourage young families to get outside and explore nature across 8 of the Isle of Man's natural habitats. Children will be encouraged to use tech by scanning QR codes on the signs at each location, finding out more about our Biosphere and making pledges to protect it.

The Arts Hub >

Appleby Isle of Man are proud to have sponsored the Arts Hub for a is an educational centre for creative development number of years. The Arts Hub offers training and coaching in all aspects of the Creative Arts for children.

Beach Buddies >

Appleby Isle of Man took part in two beach cleaning sessions with Beach Buddies. We have also made a £3,000 donation to the charity to help them continue to keep our island’s beaches and coastline clean.

Bermuda Pride >

As a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion, we support Bermuda Pride through registered charity OUTBermuda via community events celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and their many allies on island. We have a long history of supporting our diverse workforce, and believe in the value of our differences and in equality for everyone.

BERMUDA BALL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (BBHA) >

Started in the late 1990s as a group of Canadian fans playing ‘pick-up’ hockey, our sponsorship helps BBHA, a charity which now consists of two leagues, a national team and a youth programme.

BERMUDA FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS >

Featuring international and local performing artists from a range of disciplines, we served as a corporate sponsor of this annual event which also provides outreach programmes for students and seniors.

Bermuda Football Association (BFA) >

We have sponsored the BFA Youth Program since 2004, which aims to improve sportsmanship and instill values in players from a young age, on and off the field. In addition to the Children (ages 7-13) and Youth (ages 14-17) Divisions, our support helps BFA to organise coaching, administration and referee development programs conducted by local and overseas instructors. We are proud of our commitment to youth in Bermuda, which through the BFA Youth Program attracts more than 1,500 youth players each year.

Bermuda Half Marathon >

We proudly sponsored and volunteered for this historical and popular mainstay on Bermuda’s cultural events calendar for 14 years – with five years as title sponsor -- which sees more than 1,000 runners participating annually.

BERMUDA HOSPITAL VACCINATION CLINIC >

In April 2021, we donated $25,000 to assist with operating costs for the King Edward Memorial Hospital Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic.

Bermuda National Trust (BNT) >

We provide financial support and are partners with BNT in helping to restore and preserve the Sherwin Nature Reserve in Warwick. Our staff volunteer efforts include tree planting and clearing invasive plant species throughout the Reserve’s walking trails and adjacent road, as well as restoring or levelling educational signs for better use. A part of BNT’s mission is to protect and promote Bermuda’s unique natural heritage through land conservation.

BERMUDA SOCIETY OF ARTS (BSoA) >

We provide pro bono support to BSoA, the oldest established arts organisation in Bermuda, whose mission is to nurture the growth of visual art and artists by providing a superior venue to showcase local artists’ work and helping to prepare them for international exposure.

BVI Cancer Society >

Works to prevent the development of cancer, and to counsel and support cancer patients and their families.

Cayman Youth Football Leagues >

Appleby has been sponsors of the flourishing Under 18 high school football leagues for girls and boys in the Cayman Islands since the leagues’ inception in 2019.

Cedar Cup Football Tournament

Team Appleby participates in this challenge each year in the British Virgin Islands.

FNHC >

Our colleagues are proud to support Family Nursing & Home Care and often get involved with fundraising activities. The charity raises money through donations, fundraising and legacies and is contracted by the Government of Jersey for the provision of services. The charity's ethos is to help islanders start well, live well and age well. It provides expert prenatal and parental care and supports children, young people, families and the members of our community who need healthcare or support in their homes.

Floral Guernsey >

Supporting local initiatives to help enhance community resources.

Guernsey Golf Union >

Sponsors of the Guernsey Junior Golf team and supporting golf development across the island.

Guernsey Literary Festival >

Sponsors and supporters of one of the island’s great arts events.

HOME >

Dedicated to ending homelessness in Bermuda, we made a financial contribution to charitable organisation ‘Home’ which opened in 2021 to help individuals and families receive shelter, health and social services, and to track progress in preventing, reducing and ending homelessness.

The Humane Society of Tortola >

Caring for, and sheltering unwanted companion animals until loving homes can be found.

International Women’s Day >

We participate in the annual International Women’s Day Bermuda celebration, highlighting women in our community who make a positive impact. The fundraising event helps to raise money for the Women’s Resource Centre.

Isle of Man Woodland Trust >

Appleby Isle of Man are proud corporate partners with the Isle of Man Woodland Trust. Our colleagues recently took part in two tree planting sessions where over 300 trees were planted, the trees were native species helping to support local biodiversity.

Jersey Hospice >

Jersey Hospice is one of the charities we support because we love how it recognises that each person is unique. It offers respect and a holistic approach which aims to personalise care for the individual, allowing them to make the most of what time is left, and ultimately to help each person live life to the full. Everyone cared for at Hospice is supported to die pain free, with dignity and in a place of their choosing.

Legal Befrienders Clinic >

For those seeking free legal advice on issues such as domestic violence, divorce, immigration and more, The Family Resource Centre offer The Legal Befrienders Clinic and phone line. At the Clinic, qualified attorneys offer free legal advice on a walk-in, first come first serve basis. No appointments are necessary.

Les Bourgs Hospice >

Sponsoring the annual 30 Walks in 30 Days fundraising event.

Lihou Charitable Trust >

Supporting the provision of educational services for Guernsey schools and youth groups on Lihou Island plus protecting the island as an important nature and conservation area.

LOCAL RESTAURANTS >

Whilst Covid-19 restrictions were in place in 2020 and 2021, we purchased gift cards from a restaurant group as part of an effort to support workers in the struggling hospitality industry; the gift cards were given to our employees.

Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch >

Appleby Isle of Man are proud to support Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch, donating £1,500 and a further £160 raised by a staff raffle. The charity was nominated amongst colleagues, who have arranged for the charity to come in and deliver a talk about the important work that they do.

Manx Wildlife Trust >

Appleby Isle of Man are proud corporate partners with the Manx Wildlife Trust. The Manx Wildlife Trust are the leading nature conservation charity in the Isle of Man, caring for land, sea and fresh water environments.

MIND Jersey >

MIND Jersey is a charity close to our hearts and we are always keen to raise money and awareness for it. We were all really impressed by MIND’s statement, which stated: “We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.”

Purple4Polio >

Helping to raise awareness and funds to eliminate polio.

The Reading Clinic >

We provide financial assistance to The Reading Clinic, a not-for profit, registered charity founded in 1968. TRC has grown from providing specialised tutoring based in the founder’s home to offering literacy and math programmes to meet the needs of children with specific learning disabilities.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds >

Pro-bono work for the largest nature conservation charity in the UK, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

SailGP Earth Hour >

We partnered with SailGP and other sponsors in 2021 to support Earth Hour – a worldwide movement organised annually in Bermuda by local charity Greenrock -- to advocate for our planet, and raise awareness of nature loss and climate change.

Saving Children and Revealing Secrets (SCARS) >

We sponsored and fundraised for SCARS’ annual ‘Kayak 4 Kids’, where kayakers and paddleboarders fundraise to circumnavigate Bermuda on a 40-mile journey. SCARS’ mission is to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse by raising public awareness, educating the adult population in prevention, and supporting policies and procedures to best protect children.

Set Sail Trust >

Supporting the development within Guernsey of marine activities with respect to schools and clubs.

Supportive Therapy for AIDS Persons and Their Relatives (STAR)

Since 1998, we have participated in STAR’s annual Holiday Donation Drive by assisting families with food hampers, fruit baskets, gifts, vouchers and Christmas trees. STAR has provided comprehensive support to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families since 1986.

TEDxBermuda

We sponsored this local event– part of the TED global community devoted to spreading ideas - which featured video and live speakers to spark deep discussions and connections in small groups.

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man >

Appleby are delighted to share that they are now a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man partner. The ‘Environment’ is the current CSR focus which was agreed by Appleby Isle of Man’s CSR committee. The committee, led by employees in the firm, have introduced and continue to champion many green initiatives within the workplace and continue to make a positive impact in the community, supporting a number of local environmental charities.

WeSpeak

We supported WeSpeak, an organisation for women by women in Bermuda, in its establishment and registration as a charity, through sponsorship of a local event and with some of our women partners currently serving as coaches. WeSpeak seeks to focus on women’s professional development helping to give women the confidence to speak up and speak out in their corporate communities.

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTRE >

An organisation with more than 30 years in Bermuda, our financial support has helped the charity in their mission to promote gender equality and to support women facing life challenges with information, appropriate referrals, confidential counseling, and educational and training programmes.

World Milk Day >

Each year Jersey Dairy supplies 23 Jersey primary schools, that’s over 6,000 pupils, with milk bottles holding 2.5% fresh Jersey milk. Jersey milk contains a variety of nutrients which are important for the growth and development of young children. The event is supported by Appleby, who are delighted to be involved with this initiative that promotes healthy living and encourages learning amongst our student population.

Youthnet >

We proudly supported YouthNet, which operated for 25 years, in its efforts to empower students to make positive life choices through school-based mentoring.