The extra £10,000 in the Community Fund pot brings the total sum available for grants up to £30,000, with applications up to £1,500 being considered for each project. The leading Channel Islands bank will be launching a programme of anniversary celebrations throughout 2019, with a strong focus on the community and how to best celebrate the Island.
Aaron Walden, Commercial Manager of Skipton International said: “We had such enormous success from the Fund last year, assisting so many worthwhile projects in both islands that really benefited from us shinning a light on them. We hope that with this extra sum of money available we will be able to attract even more projects to apply to the Fund and grant us the opportunity of helping many more inspirational and worthy causes.
“We are immensely proud of what Skipton has achieved as a bank over the last ten years. Not only have we continued to grow as a business, but we have supported some of the Island’s most successful fundraising events/ community events such as the Skipton Open Studios.”
The Skipton Community Fund was created in 2018 to assist with smaller not-for-profit projects. With donations granted for events, exhibitions or fundraising schemes, Skipton aim to demonstrate that a little can really go a long way. Last year the Fund handed out £20,000 to 24 organisations across Jersey and Guernsey, assisting with projects that enrich the lives of islanders.
Aaron said: “Skipton’s aim is to be the preferred bank of the community, to better service our clients’ wants and needs by understanding what it is that drives them and by embracing what makes our Island such a wonderful place to live.”
Skipton is now accepting applications for the Skipton Community Fund for 2019. Further details can be found on their website www.skiptoninternational.com