Skipton in the community

Excellence in managing the fundamentals of our business gives us the opportunity to make more substantial and meaningful contributions to society. We work in partnership with others to support fairer, more sustainable and inclusive communities where we operate.


The bank has been the partnering sponsor of Guernsey's Skipton Swimarathon since 2010. Each year the local community (including Skipton’s colleagues) take part in the fun swimming event, helping to raise money for local charities. 2020 was a record year with over £85,000 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 Big Ideas art series, in partnership with ArtHouse Jersey. 2022 saw the ‘Where Waste meets Design’ exhibition, a large installation combined with interactive features that offered visitors a space to reflect on the impact of recycling discarded items into something meaningful.

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!

In 2022 Skipton had the opportunity to support Guernsey’s Cheshire Home in raising money in the Guernsey Boxing Day Dip, an event which sees thousands plunge into the sea on Boxing Day!

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Purple Monday signage

Volunteering programme

Colleagues are encouraged to take one fully-paid 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.

Skipton colleagues 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. Senior Commercial Manager Aaron Walden spoke at Guernsey's Digital Greenhouse on marketing and sponsorship leverage, and PR Manager Julie Todd, together with colleague Chris Rowe, spoke about the Skipton Community Fund at local business networking events.

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

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Skipton Community Fund

Skipton Community Fund

We are guided by a social purpose and aim to make our communities better places to live. Learn how you can apply for a grant, what we fund and submit an application online.
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