Skipton Community Fund Application

Besides being a leading provider of Expat Mortgages and Offshore Savings Accounts Skipton is also a significant mortgage lender and employer across the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. The bank seeks to add value back to the communities in which it operates through major sponsorships such as the Skipton Swimarathon and supporting smaller good causes through the Skipton Comunity Fund.

To apply for a grant from the Fund you must be a non-profit organisation, looking to carry out a project in the Channel Islands to benefit the local community. A project may take the form of an event, exhibition, or fund-raising scheme. The budget of your proposed project should not exceed the sum of £20,000 so the fund can support smaller charities/organisations.  Applications for grants up to £1,500 will be considered.

Skipton are unable to provide grants to any of the following:

  • Commercial organisations, commercial galleries, commercial enterprises, & exhibitions with a commercial slant or individual artists’ commercial projects.
  • Projects serving only specific sectors of the community based on ethnic, racial, political or religious grounds.
  • Projects that may be construed as discriminatory.
  • Day to day running costs for a prolonged period of time. 
  • Projects with no community element. 
  • Projects which contradict Skipton International’s brand values.
  • Appeals for funding of projects which are not based in Guernsey or Jersey.
  • Appeals towards running costs including rent or staff wages.
  • Projects aimed at restoration or upkeep of buildings.
  • Appeals for holidays, residential trips or overseas travel. 
  • There must be at least two months from the date of your application to your proposed project.

Should you be successful in receiving a grant, you are agreeing to Skipton publicising the event on their website and social media platforms, as well as allowing the local press to cover the project.

Please submit your application online using the form below.  Alternatively, please download the application form and send it by post or by email to

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Data Protection

    1. information provided to Skipton (the “Bank”) by me/us will be stored on the Bank’s computer system and entered manually;
    2. for the purposes of the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017 (the “Data Protection Law”) and other relevant data protection legislation which may be applicable, the Bank is required to specify the purposes for which it will hold personal data. The Bank will only use such information for the purposes set out below (collectively, the “Purposes”), being to:
      1. process my/our personal data (including special category data) as required by or in connection with my/our application to the Bank including as the case may be, processing personal data in connection with credit and or money laundering checks on me/us;
      2. communicate with me/us as necessary in connection with my/our affairs and generally in connection with my our application to the Bank;
      3. provide personal data to such third parties as the Bank may consider necessary in connection with my/our affairs and generally in connection with my/our application to the Bank or as the Data Protection Law may require. Please view the Skipton International Privacy Policy for details of data sharing at;
      4. process my/our personal data for the Bank’s internal administration;
      5. utilise statistics provided to the Bank’s concerning events, costs, funding and accounts contained in the application to the Bank for the purposes of preparation of accounts and public reports;
  1. In providing the Bank with information, I/we hereby represent and warrant to the Bank that I/we have obtained the consent of any data subjects other than myself/ourselves to the Bank holding and using their personal data for the purposes other than the purpose set out in paragraph (v) above (including the explicit consent of the data subjects for the processing of any sensitive personal data for the purpose set out in paragraph 1(b)(i) above) and that I/we will use my/our best endeavours to obtain the consent of the data subjects to the Bank holding and using personal data for the processing of any personal data for the purpose set out in paragraph 1(b)(v) above.
  2. All applications will be retained by the Bank for a period of 3 years for the purpose of tracking repeat applications and ensuring fairness in allocating funds across the community.
  3. For the purposes of this application form, “data subject”, “personal data” and “sensitive personal data” shall have the meanings attributed to them in the Data Protection Law.

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