Our work ethos also impacts our relationship with the wider community, where we endeavour to make a positive contribution through a combination of both time and money.
One of Jersey’s many attractions is that it has deep historical roots stretching back through recorded history to Neanderthal times. The four decades’ of Capco Trust’s existence seem insignificant by comparison and yet our success enables us to sponsor the Ice Age Island Project of Jersey Heritage whose enthusiasm, dedication and hard work we identify with and reflect within our own ethos.
Jersey Heritage & Capco Trust have developed a three-year partnership to support the Ice Age Island archaeology and exhibition projects. Working with sponsors in this way helps us to provide access to the Island's heritage, develops strong links with the Island's corporate sector and presents the story of Jersey internationally. Sponsored programmes brings benefits to the sponsor, to Jersey Heritage and most importantly to the precious heritage resources we have in Jersey.
Jonathan Carter, Director, Jersey Heritage
Having been involved in shipping since 1972, it was a natural progression for David Capps to become involved in the Mission to Seafarers when he moved to Jersey, where he is chairman of an active Committee which visits all commercial vessels calling at Jersey’s port every Christmas and Easter. In the rest of the year, the Jersey branch raise funds for Mission to Seafarers worldwide, which has existed for nearly 160 years and offers practical support for seafarers of all races and creeds in most of the world’s major ports.
Founded in 1999 to offer support to Jersey’s homeless and disadvantaged, the work of Grace Trust has necessarily expanded over the last decade to meet growing demand. Full-time manager Gerry and deputy Vini, lead over 100 volunteers to provide Saturday lunches; monthly grocery deliveries; household goods; art classes (for those who never thought they were artistic) and the Park Life Choir, for those who never thought they could sing! It’s amazing how people can flourish with a little encouragement and support.