About

About Acorn

Acorn has been supporting our community and helping Islanders with disabilities since 1991.

Acorn is a social enterprise and local charity which provides employment training and support for people with a range of disabilities and enduring health conditions, who might otherwise struggle to find employment in the open labour market.

How does it work?

Acorn Enterprises is the trading company of Jersey Employment Trust, which is a registered charity. Acorn is home to a unique social enterprise which includes:

Acorn Reuse Centre
Repairing, upcycling and retailing goods which have been donated via the reuse facility at La Collette.

Acorn Woodshack
A wood recycling workshop / shop for reclaimed timber, upcycled wooden furniture and quality locally made gifts and home wares.

Acorn Nursery
Supplying a quality range of bedding plants as well as some perennials and shrubs.

Acorn Café
For home-cooked local food, serving breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas (operated as a concession).

Investing in people

All trading income generated by Acorn is reinvested with the aim of supporting people with a disability or long-term health condition into employment.

How you can help

Supporting our work is a great way of giving back to the community. Individuals can help by using our businesses - the Reuse Centre & Shop, Woodshack, Nursery & Café.

Businesses can help in a number of ways:

  • Choose us as your nominated charity
  • Provide a gift in kind
  • Pledge financial support
  • Hold fundraising events on our behalf
  • Raise awareness of our work
  • Partner with us

Support us

Acorn is the most ambitious social enterprise project ever undertaken in Jersey. We need your help to make it succeed. To find out more about how you can support us, call Steve Harvey on 01534 788972 or email s.harvey@jet.co.je.

 

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