Hollyport aims to give back to the community by supporting a range of initiatives, committing not only funds but also our time and knowledge.
The firm has been involved in charity and community outreach since 2015, having been a patron of the BA Fine Art Course at Central Saint Martins supporting the next generation of artists. We continue to display a number of artworks by CSM students in our London office and keenly follow the budding careers of our past winners.
In 2020 Hollyport set up a Charity Committee whose remit it is to review and expand our charity initiatives. The committee has outlined the firm’s objectives as follows:
- To promote charity and giving back within the firm, facilitating staff engagement with charity initiatives
- To support initiatives which strive for diversity and inclusion within our industry, for both the current and future workforce
The committee champions two main initiatives to meet these objectives:
Volunteering projects in partnership with Matchable, a platform connecting our employees with innovative virtual volunteering projects based on the causes they care about, their skillset and their availability.
The Hollyport Scholarship has also been created in association with Crowd Scholar, to be awarded annually to one male and one female university student interested in a career in the finance industry who otherwise could not afford to go to university.
About Crowd Scholar
Crowd Scholar is an England & Wales-registered charity dedicated to providing scholarships to high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds transitioning from sixth form to university. In addition to financial grants, “Crowd Scholars” receive personalised guidance and mentoring throughout university. By recognising and supporting a diverse group of exceptional students, Crowd Scholar aims to inspire disadvantaged students across the country.
We are excited to be partnering with Hollyport Capital to promote diversity in the financial sector. Without the firm’s support, we wouldn’t be able to launch this fantastic new scholarship programme for disadvantaged students. Thank you to Hollyport Capital for choosing us – we look forward to making a difference together!