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