Corporate Responsibility

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Appleby is passionate about supporting community initiatives. We are actively committed to each of the communities in which our offices are based through a range of projects and sponsorships.

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.

 

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

Michael O'Connell, Group Managing Partner

A GLOBAL APPROACH

In each of our locations, we have taken time to identify community partners with whom we can make a positive, enduring impact and develop long-term relationships. We have worked with local organisations to select a range of projects providing support in education, sports development, the environment, the arts and for disadvantaged groups.

Our projects aim to:

  • Encourage community spirit and inclusivity across all age groups and sectors of the community;
  • Embody the values and spirit of fairness, equality, open communication, teamwork and good sportsmanship;
  • Encourage the development of skills and talent; and
  • Provide opportunities for our staff to be actively involved in the projects we support.

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

 

Bermuda

At the heart of our corporate responsibility strategy in Bermuda is a series of programmes that support youth development, environment, sport and the arts.

Our aim through such programmes is to encourage community spirit and inclusivity across all age groups and sectors, and ones that embody values like discipline, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Non-profits seeking more information about financial and in-kind support should visit our Grant & Sponsorship Requests page.

Some of the organisations we support through funding and in-kind donations include:

  • Bermuda Football Association Improving sportsmanship and instilling values in players from a young age, on and off the field.
  • Bermuda Half Marathon Celebrating the island’s unique heritage on Bermuda Day with more than 1,000 runners participating each year.
  • Greenrock.org Championing sustainable practices and symbollic movements such as Green Building Forum and Earth Hour.
  • Youthnet Supporting the empowerment of students to make positive life choices through school-based mentoring.
  • Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) In-kind support for advancing the love of independent film and inspiring young Bermudians to capture their narratives on camera. 

Non-profits seeking more information about financial and in-kind support should visit our Grant & Sponsorship Requests page.

BVI

In the British Virgin Islands Appleby supports local charities through donations and sponsorship. We encourage our employees to share their time and expertise as volunteers to support the local community.

Our community investment programme benefits charities and our business by helping us to build good relationships in the local community and by contributing to employee development and job satisfaction. Our focus is to help in the areas of: youth development, environment, sport and the arts.

Some of the organisations that we support through funding and in-kind donations include:

  • BVI Cancer Society Works to prevent the development of cancer, and to counsel and support cancer patients and their families.
  • eCamps BVI Facilitates global experiential learning for young people with a focus on building character, confidence and leadership skills.
  • National Theatre Live Launched a BVI Theatre Series showcasing performances from the UK’s National Theatre, with H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.
  • The Humane Society of Tortola Caring for, and sheltering unwanted companion animals until loving homes can be found.

Non-profit making organisations seeking more information about financial and in-kind support should contact Judy Haycraft.

Cayman Islands

At Appleby Cayman, we support not-for-profit organisations and their hugely valuable work through donations and sponsorship, and by encouraging our employees to share their time and expertise as volunteers, and by supporting employee fundraising.

Our community investment programme benefits charities and our business by helping us to build good relationships in the local community and by contributing to employee development and job satisfaction.
Our focus is to help in the areas of: early and continued education; animal welfare; and child and family welfare.

Some of the organisations we currently support through funding and in-kind donations are:

  • Blue Iguana Recovery Program Restoring the population of blue iguanas in the wild. "Blues" are indigenous only to Grand Cayman and are considered endangered.
  • Cayman Islands Crisis Centre Providing emergency shelter and support services for women who are victims of domestic abuse, as well as their children.
  • Cayman National Cultural Foundation Celebrating Caymanian heritage, culture, traditions and architecture through the Foundations journal, a useful reference publication used in all local schools.
  • Canine Friends Rescuing and re-homing stray and abandoned puppies and dogs through local foster homes and overseas transfers to the USA and Canada.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Inspiring, guiding and motivating children in the community to have higher aspirations, more confidence, avoid risky behaviours and achieve educational success.
  • Cayman Hospice Care Providing quality comfort care, free of charge, to residents living with cancer or other life limiting diseases.

Not-for-profit organisations seeking more information about financial and in-kind support should visit our Appleby Cayman Charity Day page

Guernsey

At the heart of our corporate responsibility strategy in Guernsey is a series of programmes that support the environment, education and local charities.

Our aim through such programmes is to encourage community spirit and inclusivity across all age groups and sectors, and ones that embody values like discipline, good sportsmanship and teamwork.

Some of the organisations we are involved with and support through funding and in-kind donations include:

  • Les Bourgs Hospice Sponsoring the annual 30 Runs in 30 Days fundraising event.
  • Purple4Polio Helping to raise awareness and funds to eliminate polio.
  • Set Sail Trust Supporting the development within Guernsey of marine activities with respect to schools and clubs.
  • Floral Guernsey Supporting local initiatives to help enhance community resources.
  • Guernsey Golf Union Organising a series of events to encourage more children to take up golf.
  • Keep Guernsey Green Award Championing sustainable practices and symbolic movements.
  • Children in Need Regularly supporting initiatives such as Children in Need.

Isle of Man

At the heart of our corporate responsibility strategy in the Isle of Man is a theme centred on youth, education and sport.

Each year 'The Appleby Charitable Foundation' (ACF) donates over £12,000 to charitable causes on the Isle of Man.

One of our principal focuses in the Isle of Man is The Appleby Academy, a programme in partnership with Junior Achievement. If you would like to get in touch regarding Appleby Academy, please visit our dedicated page here to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, please contact Kezia Lightfoot.

In 2017 we partnered with the Manx Youth Sailing Squad. The squad provides top-level coaching to young sailors to prepare them for national and international events, helping put Manx sailors on the map. This local community sponsorship ties in nicely with our partnership as the Official Law Firm of the 35th America’s Cup.

We are delighted to have so many people who are passionate about supporting local charities and we support that passion by matching funds raised by our staff and clients on a pound for pound basis.

Recent donations, sponsorships and community involvement

Here are the causes we have supported throughout the first quarter of 2018:

Community Collaboration:

  • Queens Pier Restoration Trust: The ACF have donated four planks to the Queens Pier Restoration Trust through their Sponsor a Plank scheme. Their mission is to repair the infamous Ramsey Pier and bring it back into use.
  • Cathedral Isle of Man: Each year the ACF sponsors a chorister at the Cathedral. Throughout 2018, the ACF will be supporting Joel Kneen. The choir has been established since 1755 and now consists of twenty young island musicians.
  • ManxSPCA: The ACF will sponsor the ManxSPCA’s open day in June 2018. The ManxSPCA takes in and cares for lost, abandoned or injured creatures, restoring their health and confidence.

Colleague initiatives:

  • IOM Arts Hub: The ACF have sponsored a workshop for the actors of the IOM Arts Hub’s performance of Aladdin. The Arts Hub’ is an educational centre for creative development that offers training and coaching in all aspects of the Creative Arts. The ACF are proud to support this initiative and would like to wish all those involved the best of luck.
  • BVI Hurricane Appeal: In support of the BVI Hurricane Appeal, Appleby Isle of Man’s Managing Partner raffled an M&S hamper. The ACF matched the amount raised by the Appleby staff members to be donated to this important cause.
  • The Samaritans IOM: Each year in the Isle of Man office, legal secretary Kate Shimmin collects donations which are given by the staff to replace buying Christmas cards for each other. Staff recommend local charities to support and this year the team selected the Samaritans IOM, who provide support to people in our local area and beyond, to be the receivers of this Christmas donation.

Donations:

  • DO! Developing Orphans: The ACF donated to DO! Developing Orphans this quarter. The organisation works hard to enable children who have been left destitute through war, the political environment, famine and natural disasters to benefit from an education.
  • Ellan Vannin Home: The Ellan Vannin Home has an ethos to maintain the highest standards of care and cleanliness to ensure their residents are part of a happy and stimulating community. The ACF chose to donate to this wonderful organisation who provide a vital service to the Isle of Man community.
  •  2nd Onchan Scout Group: The ACF granted funds to the 2nd Onchan Scout Group in order to aid them with their mission to build a new scout hut for the growing club members. They currently have 140 youth members and is the largest on the Isle of Man.
  • Parker and Snell: The ACF granted funds to Parker and Snell, an IOM and UK based production company. The team is looking to audition to perform at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Jersey

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.

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.

Some of the organisations we support through funding and in-kind donations include:

  • Jersey Golf Development Providing an opportunity for young people to benefit from professional golf coaching in an accessible, safe and fun environment.
  • Jersey Festival of Words Enriching the lives of locals whilst attracting world-class talent and literature-loving to our shores.
  • The Royal Channel Island Yacht Club Supporting two Cadets representing Jersey and Great Britain at the America’s Cup Endeavour Junior Regattas which takes place during the America’s Cup in May in Bermuda.
  • Wetwheels Jersey Partnering with Wetwheels Jersey, allowing disabled and disadvantaged people in Jersey to experience the sheer thrill of being at sea whilst being on a safe and reliable vessel.
  • Jersey Heart Support Group Providing support to those affected by heart conditions, raising awareness of cardiac care in the community and raising funds to help improve the cardiac facilities available on the island.

For more information regarding Appleby Jersey's Corporate Responsibility strategy, please contact Lynne Capie.