Community Engagement

PwC in the Community

Community engagement is a very important element of our corporate responsibility strategy. We are keen to support the growth and development of not just our staff, but the community at large.

We support the Isle of Man community through charitable giving, voluntary work, sponsorship initiatives and our annual community project - we allocate time to every member of staff to take part in a chosen community project.

four pwc volunteers posing with rakes at the Community Farm

Our annual community project

Each summer we take part in an annual community project where our staff are encouraged to work together and make a difference to our local community. We volunteer a morning or afternoon of each staff member's time to help and support a local Isle of Man charity or project. We have enjoyed supporting many projects over the years and in early 2023 we supported the Isle of Man Woodland Trust. As our charity of choice at Question of Sport 2022, we pledged to match funds raised for the charity and give our time to plant trees. Over three sessions, our team planted 1000 mostly native Manx tree species in two locations on the island. This project supported the charity's mission to protect existing woodland and create new woodland areas.

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PwC Community Project 2023

Learn about our community project planting 1000 trees with the Isle of Man Woodland Trust.

Learn about some of the initiatives we support:

Team PwC at the Children's Centre rounders tournament

The Children’s Centre Rounders Tournament

This event has been a huge success for a number of years and we are proud to support it. It has grown from 13 teams competing to win the tournament to 34 teams battling it out. Each year this is a really friendly, sporting and community occasion and everyone involved has a ball. 

The Children’s Centre provides a variety of community initiatives and services aimed at enabling children, young people, and families to realise their full potential. They include adventure-based activities at venues across the Island, including coasteering and climbing, educational and nurturing programmes and rural experiences at the charity’s 15-acre Children’s Centre Farm.

group picture of the only ladies basketball team on the Isle of Man

PwC Hoops

At the start of 2020 we began our support of the Isle of Man Ladies Basketball team, the PwC Hoops are the only female team on the Island. Our support is helping them to buy new kits, continue to compete in the men’s league and support their campaign to build ladies basketball on the Isle of Man.

Cheque presented by PwC Senior partner Ian Clague and Sporting and Dining Club owner John Wannenburgh to Love Tech and Wish Upon a Dream

PwC Question of Sport

The PwC Question of Sport brings sporting brains together for an evening of competition, entertainment and networking, all whilst raising funds for local charities. We have sponsored the dinner, organised by the Isle of Man Sporting and Dining Club, since it began in 2012.

An array of local charities have been supported throughout the years and in 2021 the dinner raised a record total of £4,500, which was split between our charity of choice Victim Support Isle of Man and Isle of Man Foodbank.

Family library reading scheme

Family Library Summer Reading Scheme

The Summer Reading Scheme encourages reading, writing and creativity skills during the school summer holidays. Run by the Family Library, a Manx charity, providing a specialist centre for all young people, and an important social and literary resource for schools, adults and the wider Island community. The challenge is great fun each year, alongside reading at least one book a week for six weeks, there is a points-scoring game, with prizes at the end. Each week there are different things to do in the library, including crafts, puzzles, games and activities, there’s lots of fun things to do at home too.

We are proud to have supported the Family Library since 2017 to offer this scheme for free to young members and families in the community. The children of PwC staff particularly like the party at the end!

3 Peaks team picture after completing the challenge

Charity challenges

Every year our staff are encouraged to take part in many sporting activities and events on offer within the community as part of our ‘PwC Summer of Sport’. These include events such as the Parish Walk, Race the Sun, our 10,000 step challenge and the three peaks challenge all whilst raising money for charity.

We always try to choose charities that are close to our hearts, for example by taking part in the three peaks challenge our incredible team raised £6,000 which was split between Motiv8 and Cancer Research UK. More recently our 10,000 step challenge supported the Manx Solidarity Fund, who have provided much needed funds and support to residents and local organisations facing difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Members of staff walk the Parish Walk in memory of a much-admired colleague Mark Freeman, who tragically lost his battle with Leukaemia aged 50 on 10 August 2010. Mark loved life and particularly sports, having taken part in the Parish Walk for 11 consecutive years: finishing in 2004 and 2007. Each year we sponsor a feeding table during the walk, providing the walkers with much-needed refreshments and support.

"The Mark Freeman trophy" was donated by his widow Carina and is awarded annually to the member of staff who takes part in the event and best demonstrates the values that Mark aspired to, being personal achievement, teamwork and having fun.

Take a look at our past community sponsorships:

PwC staff visiting dolphin Mona as part of Hospice Isle of Man's The Big Splash campaign.

The Big Splash summer sponsorship 

In 2022 we supported Hospice Isle of Man's Wild in Art trail, The Big Splash. A fantastic initiative bringing residents, visitors and businesses together to fundraise for local charity, the trail was made up of a pod of beautifully designed dolphin sculptures placed around the Island's landscapes for all to enjoy. PwC Isle of Man's dolphin sculpture, Mona, was located in a very scenic spot at The Sound before being auctioned to raise funds for important funds for Hospice.

Learn more about The Big Splash

PwC Pride cups reduced single use plastic waste. Photo credit: Chris Kissack

PwC reduces environmental impact of Pride festival

The Island's second Pride festival took place in the summer of 2022 and was attended by over 12,000 people. Organised by charity, Isle of Pride, a new commitment was made to improve the event's environmental sustainability.

PwC Isle of Man supported the event as the first ever 'Pride Nature Partner' to supply 5,000 reusable and recyclable 'Love is Love' cups which significantly reduced the festival's single use plastic waste to only 30kg.

Read more about the festival

Contact us

Paul Jones

Paul Jones

Partner, Audit & Assurance Leader, PwC Isle of Man

Tel: +44 (0) 1624 689685

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