Jersey charity, Community Savings, has today launched their new brand and website that has been made possible through a generous three-year sponsorship agreement with Santander International.
Funds from the sponsorship are being utilised to support marketing and website development to raise awareness of the charity and help broaden its reach across the Island.
Community Savings provides access to basic financial services for Islanders who would otherwise be excluded from having a bank account. It also offers debt advice, financial mentoring and emergency funding by way of low-cost loans and grants.
The charity also works with schools and colleges to deliver a financial education programme to local students aged 11 to 18.
Brian Curtis, Executive Chairman of Community Savings, says: “We are delighted with our new brand and website. The choice of our red squirrel logo embodies our strong link to Jersey and is a symbol for planning and saving for the future. The squirrel also reflects the friendly and trustworthy support that we provide to anyone who has found themselves, usually through no fault of their own, in need of help. We will be embarking on a strong campaign to raise awareness of Community Savings across Jersey to ensure that people who are having financial difficulties know where to turn. We are grateful for the support that Santander International is giving us and look forward to continuing to work with them.” James Pountney, Chief Executive Officer from Santander International added: “Community Savings brings financial inclusion for many Islanders who aren’t able to access products and services from regular high-street banks. It has been our pleasure to be able to support this important charity and the rollout of the new brand and website will help to raise awareness and ensure that vulnerable Islanders know that support and assistance are available.