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ENSTAR IN THE COMMUNITY

Enstar is passionate about making a difference through community involvement, charitable giving and volunteering. Our Global Corporate Social Responsibility Programme is a global initiative with a local focus, promoting staff engagement in our support of local charities and causes.

We are proud to partner with the following charities:

 

In 2023 we supported over 150 charities and organisations across the world through our global community programme.

Our Group Volunteering Policy gives all employees paid volunteering time to give back to their local communities. In 2023 we set a target for the amount of employee volunteering during the year and provided more volunteering opportunities. Our people responded brilliantly to the chance to get involved in community activities, which helped us to achieve a record level of volunteering. For more information, see our ESG report.

 

Duchenne UK

Duchenne UK was founded by mothers of children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a devastating muscle-wasting disease. The charity has one clear aim – to end Duchenne. They are doing this with an innovative and focused approach to fighting DMD from every angle across four key areas of work: funding ground-breaking medical research, accelerating access to treatments, improving lives through technology, and ensuring everyone in the DMD community is given the care and support they need.

We are an official sponsor for the 2024 Duchenne Dash (an annual cycle from London to Paris). Our sponsorship will ensure all the cyclists (and their bikes) are well looked after along the way. We are proud to be supporting Duchenne UK and playing our part in the fight against DMD. Together, we will end Duchenne.

 

Girls Friendly Society (GFS)

Since 1875 GFS has been supporting disadvantaged girls and young women, enabling them to be themselves and proud of who they are. GFS prioritise girls in communities where financial challenges and lack of opportunities can mean they are marginalised and gender inequalities are deepened. GFS run groups which are low-cost, inclusive spaces in which girls can engage with the fun and effective GFS programme. Through the proven programme girls build their confidence, well-being, resilience, and self-esteem which provide strong foundations for life’s challenges ahead.

Our support has enabled GFS to launch a new girls’ group in Hackney, an area close to our London office that remains one of the most economically deprived areas in the UK. We have also undertaken a range of volunteering with them, to support their work with girls’ groups across the country.

 

Invest In Girls (IIG)

IIG is a programme of the Council for Economic Education. IIG’s mission is to usher in the next generation of financially literate girls and increase the number of women working in finance and financially-related fields.

Our support sponsors a school cohort of girls in New York City through a year of modules covering personal finance and career exploration. We also support other IIG students across the US through the IIG Online programme and have taken part in a number of career information sessions with students, to help them understand more about the careers and pathways of women working in the finance industry.

 

Knowledge Quest

Knowledge Quest was founded in 2001 when a small group of friends decided that promoting further education for Bermudians of limited financial means would be a wonderful contribution to Bermuda. 

Knowledge Quest provides scholarships for Bermudian students of limited financial means, aiming to support the educational ambitions of gifted people from less privileged backgrounds. They’ve helped more than 250 Bermudians to achieve further study in the US, UK and Canada.

In addition to our financial support for the charity, we will connect scholarship recipients to Enstar’s internship and employment opportunities. There will also be opportunities for our employees to mentor Knowledge Quest’s scholars.

 

Make A Difference Foundation (MAD)

MAD was founded to empower South African youth, aged 13 to 23, from underprivileged communities. These young individuals often face substantial inequalities in education quality and accessibility. MAD focuses on identifying, supporting, and developing the future leaders of South Africa by providing a comprehensive, personal, and long-term scholarship programme, offering scholars support in areas of mentorship and personal, academic, and leadership development.

 

Self Help Africa (SHA)

SHA was founded to alleviate hunger, poverty, social inequality, and the impact of climate change through community-led, market-based and enterprise-focused approaches. The charity enables people to have access to nutritious food, clean water, decent employment, and incomes while sustaining natural resources.

Our support has helped grow inclusive, profitable and sustainable businesses that provide services and employment for communities across Africa. Our support has also helped SHA Women’s Business Centres which combine new technology and traditional practices to build and strengthen local economies and drive long-term positive change.

 

Enstar's Saracens Partnership

Saracens is a leading sports organisation based in London.

Our partnership focuses on their women’s rugby union and netball teams – Saracens Women and Saracens Mavericks. Although the men’s rugby team are professional, many of the women who play for Saracens have to combine elite sport with their work or study commitments.

Our support to Saracens helps to remove barriers that still exist for women in sport. By sponsoring the women’s rugby and netball teams, we will make a significant difference to the development of the female players on these teams. Our logo appears on the women’s team uniforms and in matchday programmes.

We have undertaken a range of activities with Saracens, including a session for UK Black History Month where four Saracens players came into our office to discuss their personal journeys and experiences as black sportspeople.