Community Partnerships

Through our Community Investment Programme, Appleby are actively committed to each of the communities in which we are 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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Appleby Academy >

The Appleby Academy is an exciting programme ran by Appleby in partnership with Junior Achievement. Over the course of the 12 week programme, and with the help from an Appleby mentor, students present their ideas on how they would meet a particular business challenge for the chance to win a paid, summer placement with Appleby.

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 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.

Beresford Street Kitchen >

Apprentice Programme, providing support and training in a work-based environment for people with learning disabilities and autism. The apprentice’s learn the basics of catering, hospitality and retail as well as important skills for work.

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.

BVI Cancer Society >

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

Cedar Cup Football Tournament

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

CENTRE ON PHILANTHROPY GIVE BACK GAMES >

We sponsored and participated in this former annual competition hosted by the Centre on Philanthropy which featured corporate teams raising money for a charity of choice.

Durrell – Mission Possible >

Durrell Challenge invites all children under the age of 10 years to complete an important mission for Durrell! Young spy agents will need to complete the spy challenge and seek out the animals that need saving situated around Jersey Zoo.

Floral Guernsey >

Supporting local initiatives to help enhance community resources.

Guernsey Golf Union >

Sponsors of the Guernsey Junior Golf team and the Tri-Golf festival.

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.

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 Bursary Scheme >

Launched in April 2018, the Appleby Bursary Scheme is the island’s first and only scheme, which supports students interested in pursuing a career in law.

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 Runs in 30 Days fundraising event.

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 Youth Sailing Squad >

Appleby Isle of Man are proud sponsors of the Manx Youth Sailing Squad. The sponsorship allows the squad to continue providing top-level coaching to young sailors and prepare them for national and international events.

Purple4Polio >

Helping to raise awareness and funds to eliminate polio.

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.

The Big Bake Jersey

This is the ‘ultimate afternoon tea’ cooking competition which has been launched by Freedom Media and aims at raising funds for Jersey Cheshire Home.

The Humane Society of Tortola >

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

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.

The Weekender >

A family friendly festival in Jersey, fusing music, food and entertainment to almost 6000 attendees. The Islands Stage is designed to provide an opportunity for up-and-coming local talent to experience performing to a festival audience. The sponsorship is one of grass roots music development in Jersey.

Triskelion Polo Club >

Looking to grow and develop what is a relatively new sport on the island, the Triskelion Polo Club partnership is the latest initiative Appleby is backing as part of its ongoing commitment to support the island through its pillars of sport, education and youth.

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.

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.