Community

The Skipton Community Fund was created in 2018 with the intention of assisting smaller not-for-profit projects in the Bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey, where Skipton has offices.

During 2018 Skipton donated £20,000 to 24 organisations across Jersey and Guernsey, assisting with projects that enrich the lives of islanders. In 2019 the fund was increased by £10,000 to £30,000, to mark Skipton International's 10th Anniversary. Since inception, the Skipton Community Fund has donated over £100,000 to good causes.

To apply visit our Skipton Community Fund page.

Sponsorship

Skipton has been the partnering sponsor of Guernsey's Skipton Swimarathon since 2010. Each year the local community (including Skipton’s staff members) take part in the fun swimming event, helping to raise money for the local charities. 2020 was a record year with over £70,000 raised. The majority of funds raised went to the main beneficiary the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association.

Skipton has a strong involvement with the Jersey community through the sponsorship of the Skipton Art Series, in partnership with ArtHouse Jersey. 2020 saw the ‘Forget Me Knots’ exhibition, a large installation combined with interactive features that offered visitors a quiet space to reflect on the impact of the pandemic and how the island’s children were affected.

The Skipton Cup - In 2020 Guernsey was lucky enough to have an ‘air bridge’ with the Isle of Man. A brand-new football trophy – The Skipton Cup – was formed and the challenging teams of Guernsey FC and FC Isle of Man (plus dozens of sporting fans) visited each other’s islands to play two thrilling matches. The cup was so successful that Skipton has signed up for another three years!

Events

Charity volunteering programme. Permanent staff members are encouraged to take one paid Charity Day (Charity Day Leave) in each calendar year to help either a Guernsey or Jersey registered charity.

In 2020 Skipton launched Purple Monday in Guernsey, installing a series of short inspirational quotes to give a boost to the community on what is known as Blue Monday. A donation was also made to Guernsey Mind, a mental health charity.

Skipton achieved 11 years of operation in 2020 and celebrated by sharing cakes on a special thank you day, with those who care for the Guernsey community.

Members of Skipton Staff have volunteered their time to join panels and discuss areas of expertise. Managing Director Jim Coupe spoke at a Chamber of Commerce event that was focused on customer service. Commercial Manager Aaron Walden spoke at Guernsey's Digital Greenhouse on marketing and sponsorship leverage.

Skipton’s staff continue to attend events, reaching out to the community and sharing knowledge.