Kelvin Re in the Community is committed to supporting and bringing together the best of Guernsey. Kelvin Re has been trading since 2014 and has become an influencer, driving change in the local (re)insurance market.

Kelvin Re in the Community

The programme is driven by a Community Support Team, which is provided with an annual budget to be spread across a minimum of four charities or schools, successful applicants will typically be selected in November each year. We would like potential applicants to have a fully costed proposal for between £2,000 and £5,000 (smaller or larger sums also considered by exception) and ideally be a registered charity or school. Successful applications must demonstrate a benefit to Guernsey with a focus on education, arts, health, sustainability, sport and the environment (especially maritime). 

In previous years Kelvin Re has supported projects such as Wooden Spoon’s Beach Wheelchair Project, where our bursary provided a ‘beach hut’ style storage unit for newly acquired beach wheel chairs for use by people experiencing difficulties in walking, a programme of group session for children and mothers impacted by domestic abuse and solar panel equipment for Lihou Island. Our bursaries have also supported the Guernsey branch of the RNLI by funding a replacement Chart-plotter; ensuring crew safety, the island's all-weather boat, and ultimately the community who need assistance.

The Community Team

Kelly Baudains
“After growing up in Guernsey and supporting the local dance community and teaching primary school, I want to help develop the arts in our community for all to enjoy.”

Macie-Leigh Solomons
"As a local horse rider, I appreciate both the mental and physical benefits of being active and the beautiful scenery of Guernsey which we need to help protect."

Esme White
“Studying a degree in Geography has heightened my awareness of the ever-changing world that we live in and our need to be environmentally friendly and sustainable."

Why are we doing this?

To link the ethos and beliefs of Kelvin Re with the origins of its nomenclature, we believe that we should be committed to using Kelvin Re’s business assets, expertise and knowledge to support both the Guernsey community from which we operate by addressing issues and initiatives that our people care about most. 

Lord Kelvin (William Thomson, 1824-1907), the Company’s name sake, was a keen mariner, a brilliant mathematical physicist and problem solver who was famous for devising the absolute temperature scale, working to install telegraph cables under the Atlantic and the ‘Mariner’s compass’. We believe that our Corporate Responsibility Strategy should reflect the values of Lord Kelvin, its people and its stakeholder’s by supporting local charities and schools with a focus on education, arts, sport and the environment.