Troy has an established policy of supporting charitable causes
Each year, our Board sets aside a meaningful allocation for charitable activities. In 2013 a Charity Committee was formally established to promote wider employee engagement in decision making and membership of the Charity Committee rotates on a biennial basis. Francis Brooke, a member of Troy’s Executive Committee, currently chairs the Charity Committee and is supported by Nick Clary, Hetal Patel, Chloe Raymond, Marc de Vos and Phil Holdaway (the Committee Secretary). This rotation of members helps ensure broad participation and inclusion in charitable initiatives across all areas of the firm. Troy’s financial support for charitable causes amounted to £425,000 in 2022 and has exceeded £2.5m since 2010.
We support charities that:
- Are run by passionate volunteers and organisers
- Make a little money go a long way
- Seek long-term solutions
- Are smaller, where we can make a meaningful difference
- Can account for money donated
The Charity Committee is always interested to meet well run, targeted charities where our financial help could make a meaningful difference.
The Payroll Giving Quality Mark is awarded in recognition of an organisation’s commitment in fostering a culture of philanthropy and committed giving in the workplace, by promoting Payroll Giving to the very highest standard. Payroll Giving is a unique and valued form of fundraising because it provides charities with regular income and helps them plan ahead effectively. Troy has achieved the top Platinum Award reflecting our high participation rate.
We encourage our employees to take one paid day of leave per year for volunteering. Supporting our team’s passions, we also donate a portion of our annual budget to causes they nominate.
In addition, we match our employees’ fundraising efforts by a significant amount per employee per year.
Girls Are INvestors
Additionally, Troy is a founding sponsor of GAIN (Girls Are INvestors), a charity co-founded by Charlotte Yonge, the Manager of the Trojan Ethical Fund and Assistant Manager of the Trojan Fund and Personal Assets Trust. GAIN aims to promote diversity within the fund management industry by increasing the number of female applicants for entry-level investment roles. GAIN informs young women with online resources, bringing helpful information on careers in investment to their fingertips. They inspire young women with a strong network of female role models, who speak in secondary schools and universities around the UK and feature on online channels, delivering compelling and high-impact messages on the many benefits of investing as a career.