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Communities

Playing our part in the community

We encourage all of our employees to give back to our communities, and many of our staff take time out of the day job to do just that, from collecting surplus food for redistribution to those in need, reading and mentoring through schemes at local schools in and around the City of London, to taking part in our Bermuda team’s annual beach clean.

Hiscox Gives

Our Hiscox Gives charity initiative supports charities chosen by local employees for offices across the Group and aims to raise awareness and encourage volunteering among staff.

By supporting causes aligned with our values, Hiscox Gives aims to create meaningful volunteering opportunities for our employees and helps to raise funds for their chosen charities.

We’ve had a York versus Colchester fundraising race to see who can cover the greatest distance on treadmills and exercise bikes – as well as bake sales, quizzes and race nights to name just a few.

Building homes for disadvantaged families in Sri Lanka

Hiscox London Market supports the Dust Project, a charity which helps disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka by pairing building projects with child sponsorship. As part of our multi-year programme of support, we’ve raised over £75,000 to date and last year ten members of our London Market team spent a week in Sri Lanka helping to build a home for a local family.

Hiscox art London office

Supporting community art initiatives around the world

Art is a long-held passion of ours, and we relish finding ways to share it with the wider community. We supported a whole range of art-related initiatives around the world during the year, including Sculpture in the City and Art Night in London, which make art accessible to all in the city; and through our work with Hamburg’s renowned university of fine art, HFBK, where we support promising young artists with a €7,500 art prize.

Our impact

We’ve published our first Impact Report, highlighting some of the causes we supported last year and the difference we’ve been able to make, through volunteering, financial support or both.

The Hiscox Foundation

We support a range of social and humanitarian initiatives through the Hiscox Foundation, a registered charity in the UK and USA, funded by an annual donation from the Group.

We’re proud of the fundraising achievements of our employees and our Foundation supports their efforts through match funding. Any of our employees can apply to the Foundation, to match funds raised or ask for support for a good cause. The Foundation’s policy is to contribute principally to activities in areas that are close to our hearts and align with our values and strategy.

The Foundation focuses on supporting charities that aid and improve education, science, advancement of the arts and culture, children’s rights and that provide services to disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society.

Although the Foundation will always look favourably on charities with a link to Hiscox employees, its Trustees carefully consider all applications for funding, and any charity aligned with our chosen area of focus is encouraged to apply.

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