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There are several bursary schemes providing support for Sail Training voyages, ensuring that this valuable experience is available to everyone.  All UK Sail Training operators are 'not-for-profit' organisations and most operate their own bursary scheme.  These schemes will vary and details and up-to-date information should be obtained by contacting the organisation you are interested in.  See the links on the right for the full list of Member organisations.

Sources of funding to take part in a Sail Training voyage are:
 
Own fundraising - see the fundraising factsheet for some ideas
 
Bursaries for specific events will be advertised here when they are available. Funding for taking part in the Tall Ships Races 2018 will become available soon. Please check back here or 'like' our Facebook page www.facebook.com/uksailtraining 
 
Charitable Trusts providing funding for Sail Training voyages: (the list below is regularly updated)
 
 
 
The James Myatt Trust exists to help young people aged between 16 and 25 to experience a sea going Sail Training voyage. The voyage must be on a sailing vessel operated by ASTO. The voyages can last between 2 to 14 days.

The trust aims to help young people who really cannot raise enough money to secure a place on a voyage. Details of how to apply are on http://www.jmtrust.org.uk/index.html

 

Royal Thames Yacht Club Charitable Trust

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This charity, set up by members of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, provides funding for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who would not otherwise be able to afford the valuable experience of going to sea as part of a working crew. For further information visit www.rtyccharity.org

 

The Norfolk Boat offer financial help for off-shore Sail Training to young people (12-24) and disabled of any age, who are from Norfolk or the surrounding area. They only use ASTO sailing organisations and pay the organisation direct for the berth fees. The Norfolk Boat help approximately 180 people from the area to sail every year - they are predominantly disadvantaged and disaffected young people. If you live in the Norfolk area please see their Guide to Funding.

Funding for young people from Wales

Separate funding is available if you live in Wales. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details.

 

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