Our local grant programs
Helping vulnerable young people manage their mental wellbeing
In the Isle of Man, in collaboration with Isle Listen, and in Bermuda, together with the Family Centre via their Beyond Rugby program, we are raising awareness about mental wellbeing, empowering young people to look after themselves.
Our local grant programs
Transforming the lives of trauma injured people
Our local grant program in Argentina with Fundación Trauma Prevención Y Mejora De La Atención De La Enfermedad Trauma is aiming to up-skill 500 doctors and thousands of Zurich’s employees and distributors and create positive outcomes for more than 10,000 people per year.
Improving mental wellbeing
Our local grant programs initiative provides practical support and funding to help Zurich business units initiate long-term, strategic relationships with local community organizations. All programs must align with our strategy, engage employees through the donation of time and talent, and respect local cultures and priorities.
As part of our approach, we like to identify and facilitate further charitable opportunities to add value. This could include in-kind donations of Zurich’s products, use of Zurich’s premises, facilitating introductions for supported organizations to Zurich’s wider business networks, undertaking capacity audits and seconding Zurich employees to help address identified gaps, or even encouraging Zurich senior employees to accept positions on management committee/board of trustees of organizations we work with.
All our local grant programs are developed in collaboration with the local Zurich offices. Read more on each program below:
Argentina - Transforming the lives of trauma injured peopleA three-year grant to transform the lives of trauma injured people, in collaboration with the Fundación Trauma Prevención Y Mejora De La Atención De La Enfermedad Trauma.
This program aims to up-skill 500 doctors and thousands of Zurich’s employees and distributors and create positive outcomes for more than 10,000 people per year. It will help to provide quality information and developing trauma systems, according to international standards, and alongside the Argentinian Government.
Isle of Man – Raising awareness about wellbeing issues
A three-year grant to provide mental wellbeing education, prevention and transformative early intervention in collaboration with Isle Listen.
The “Isle Listen” program is raising awareness about wellbeing in schools, providing support and training to both families and professionals, as well as one-to-one sessions for those in the most need. Through this program, we have the ambition to reach out to the entire school and college population of the Isle of Man – approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 people working within the education sector – as well as supporting employers and delivering community-wide campaigns and resources.
This program has the potential to transform mental health awareness and early intervention across the island, especially given the size of the population and its interconnectedness. We hope to see up to 85,000 people positively impacted by the program.
Bermuda - Creating better outcomes for young people
A three-year grant to create better outcomes for Bermuda’s young people, in collaboration with the Family Centre.
Family Centre’s Beyond Rugby program supports and inspires young people to reach their full potential on and off the rugby field. It combines the coaching expertise of the Bermuda Rugby Foot Union (BRFU) with the therapeutic and counseling skills of the Family Centre staff to attract some of the highest-risk youth to the program.