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. 2023 funds went to support mental health in Guernsey with the beneficiaries, Guernsey Mind and The Youth Commission of Guernsey & Alderney and exceeded £60,000.

Skipton has a strong involvement with the Jersey community through the sponsorship of Sanctuary Trust, Jersey's only homeless charity. Sanctuary Trust provides accommodation for up to 30 people at a time, providing professional support to aid their return to employment and self sufficiency.    

Since 2021 Skipton has been supporting Guernsey’s Cheshire Home in raising money in the Skipton Boxing Day Dip, and event which sees thousands plunge into the sea on Boxing Day! The 2023 raised over £10,000.

In 2023 Skipton stepped in with a three-year partnership deal to help save the future of Jersey’s Special Gymnastics Club. The organisation is dedicated to training young people with learning disabilities and has produced national and global gymnastic champions.

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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.

Currently in its fourth year Skipton launched Purple Monday during 2020, installing a series of short inspirational quotes to give a boost to the community on what is known as Blue Monday. In 2023, two choirs sang uplifting music in Guernsey and Jersey to raise awareness about mental health issues.

Skipton achieved 14 years of operation in 2023 and celebrated by sharing cakes on a special thank you day, with those who care for the Guernsey community.

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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