Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR) is an officially recognized voluntary emergency outfit that provides marine and aerial search and rescue services and fire and emergency medical response. Offering year-round 24-hour coverage across 500 square miles of open waters as well as medic support on land, ABSAR works closely with the Antiguan Coast Guard, fire departments and local ambulance services. The Jumby Bay Fund is a Platinum sponsor of ABSAR.
Antigua & Barbuda Tennis Association
The Antigua and Barbuda Tennis Association has been overseeing developments on and off the court since 1975, as a not-for-profit affiliate of the International Tennis Federation. It has primarily focused on identifying and nurturing young talent via its schools programme, classes in club settings, competition locally and regionally, and networking to create opportunities for players to go on to university.
The government-run Care Project provides long-term housing and medical support to children and young adults with severe mental and physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, autism, neurological disorders, blindness and seizures. The Jumby Bay Fund created a new purpose-built home for the organization and continues to support the Care Project.
Clarevue Psychiatric Hospital
Antigua’s only psychiatric hospital, Clarevue has been in operation for over six decades and is home to over 120 patients. The Jumby Bay Fund converted two existing buildings into an occupational therapy center and refurbished the staff dining room. We continue to support Clarevue with various projects.
As the scope of the pandemic became clear, we delivered more than one million EC dollars in supplies to Antigua including 18,200 KN95 masks, 15,000 surgical masks and 8 ventilators. We also launched a food parcel program, which delivered 28 days of food to the neediest in Antigua (1% of the population).
Fiennes Institute for the Elderly
Built in 1929 to aid to the homeless, the Fiennes Institute continues to play a vital role in public welfare by providing care and accommodation for at-risk senior citizens, including those who are unable to look after themselves and those without familial support. Residents are housed across six wards and cared for by a staff of dedicated nurses. The Jumby Bay Fund refurbished two of the institute’s wards in 2009 and built a new food storage facility in 2015. We continue to support Fiennes Institute for the Elderly with various projects and needs.
The Gilbert Agricultural & Rural Development Center is a leading training facility for youth and women in Antigua & Barbuda, providing positive entrepreneurial and employment opportunities. Established in 1989 initially to train young people in practical agriculture, the GARD mission has evolved along with changing social trends, to target and improve the overall welfare and standard of living for youths, and unemployed, or underemployed women. GARD offers life skills development, general training, and industry exposure for these lower income communities through special hands-on projects. JBF Recent projects: – Jumby Bay Fund along with other local partners donated materials and volunteered skills training to engage with GARD center staff and trainees in a building exercise to develop a sheltered bus stop. The building course included laying a foundation, plastering and finishing walls, and developing a proper roof.
Good Shepherd Home
Founded by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Good Shepherd Home provides a safe, nurturing environment for abused, at risk and abandoned children who have been removed from their homes by the magistrate or social services. The majority of the residents are young girls. To improve the children’s living arrangements, the Jumby Bay Fund has over the years built an additional dormitory, replaced the home’s flooring and refurbished the bathroom facilities in 2011. In 2016 and 2017 we sponsored students at Swalings’ swimming clubs and summer camp. The Fund also sponsors swimming lessons, football and summer camps for the girls.
hurricane irma relief efforts
In the wake of the devastating Hurricane Irma, we quickly delivered $2.7m of emergency supplies to the people of Barbuda. Since then, we have gone on to assist with a number of projects including the House Painting Initiative and rebuilding the Barbuda Daycare Center.
National sailing academy
The National Sailing Academy offers the opportunity for Antiguan school children to learn sailing and swimming free of charge. The Fund is also proud to have sponsored their latest new building at the Academy which houses a sail loft, reception area and offices.
Sailability offers the people of Antigua and Barbuda with disabilities the opportunity for social interaction and sailing. The Jumby Bay Fund has funded their disabled dock that was opened in January 2019 by the Governor General and in March 2020 agreed to fund a new wheelchair friendly Toyota Mini-Bus.
St. John’s Cathedral Restoration Fund
The Jumby Bay Fund is pleased to have donated to the restoration fund. Dating back to 1845, when the first corner-stone was laid, the cathedral has served the people of Antigua for ages, and through the project this historical place of worship is being restored to its former glory, even allowing for regular worship services to return.
St. John Hospice
The only one of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean, St. John Hospice is devoted to giving terminally patients the opportunity to die with dignity and compassion in a tranquil environment enhanced with round-the-clock palliative care. The current facility opened in 2012 offering beds for the terminally ill and respite rooms for families in need of short-term assistance. The Jumby Bay Fund has contributed $100,000 annually since 2016 to fund nursing care and various projects and needs.
Sunshine Home for Girls
Operated by the Antiguan division of the Salvation Army, the Sunshine Home for Girls is a holistic residential program for young girls in need of care and protection due to abuse. The Jumby Bay Fund has supported the home by donating a van for group outings, fitting rooms with mosquito screens and building a communal deck for outdoor dining and fellowship.
Team Antigua Island Girls
The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is the premier event in ocean rowing. The grueling Trans-Atlantic crossing covers over 3000 miles from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands to Nelsons’ Dockyard in Antigua’s English Harbour. The race begins in early December with up to 30 teams participating from around the world. Already vaunted as local heroes, each member of the team is dedicated in their training and eagerly awaits the opportunity to represent the twin island nation, and the team’s charity Cottage of Hope, a group home for orphaned and abused girls. The Team Antigua Island Girls will endeavor to be the first Caribbean all-female team, and the first all-Black team to cross the Atlantic, coming home to Antigua with a crew of just four rowers and a skipper. The team is comprised of Elvira Bell, Christal Clashing, Samara Emmanuel, Kevinia Francis, and Junella King, all currently training under coach Eli Fuller. Samara is actually part of the Jumby Bay Island family as a boat mate of the island’s own ferry system. www.antiguabarbudaislandgirls.com
Uprising Boxing Gym
Established by Anthony Severin, Uprising Boxing Gym focuses on the discipline of amateur boxing to promote fitness, health and a sense of community. While coaching is offered to both adults and youths, the gym was inspired by a desire to provide a unique outlet for local kids. The Jumby Bay Fund displayed its support by painting the building and refurbishing the gym’s locker room facilities in 2015 and 2016. We are proud to support Uprising Boxing Gym’s trip to St. Lucia to box in the OECS Invitational Boxing Championships in April 2017. We are also proud to have supported many of Uprising Boxing Gym’s trips to Invitational Boxing Championships.
Wallings Nature Reserve
Wallings Nature Reserve is a National Park that oversees the day-to-day management of the Wallings Forest Area. The community-managed park practises eco-tourism including green energy.