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
In its first year, the committee has created two new initiatives to meet these objectives.
Community Teamwork Days involve groups of staff volunteering together at prearranged charities or non-profit organisations, creating opportunities for team building and cross-function activities as part of the charity work.
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!
Hollyport is keen to give assistance to both our local communities in London and New York and the global community in the uncertain climate that COVID-19 has created. This festive season, in lieu of the usual gifts and events, we will be donating to a number of charities to help them in their work for those in need at this critical time. To date these include: