Award to highlight the support local trust companies have given to Jersey charities, educational establishments and sporting organisations

The deadline for entries for the JATCo CSR Award has been extended to the 8th April. This award has been launched to highlight the significant amount of time and resources that the Island’s trust industry gives to local charities, educational and sporting organisations.

Nick Landor, President of JATCo says “We have had a number of submissions already but want to give our members further opportunity to enter this innovative award. It is a very simple process to enter and we welcome any entry. It is not so much about the financial investment but the gains that the recipient and the trust company have experienced. We have a skills base within the industry that can be shared with other organisations which can really help them.”

JATCo members are invited to submit a short entry, explaining about the CSR project they have carried out in 2009 or 2010 – setting out what they have done, how the charity benefitted and how the trust company benefitted. The judging panel will be looking for CSR projects that have been of tangible benefit to the charity and to the trust company, with special emphasis on innovation, lasting impact and company involvement using local company talent. It is not the amount of money that has been spent but what has been achieved to improve community growth and development.

The Award ceremony will be held in conjunction with the JATCo Annual Dinner on 20 May, where the winner will make a brief presentation about the winning project. A master class for members on how to run a CSR project will be held shortly after.

Nick continued “We hope that members will come forward and submit an entry highlighting their CSR scheme. Jersey has a fantastic record of working with community projects and we would like to celebrate the work our trust companies carry out.”