Funding your voyage

Funding your voyage

Bursary schemes

To ensure that Sail Training voyages are accessible to everyone, there are several bursary schemes that are now available which provide support for these valuable, life changing, experiences.

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.

Click here for the full list of Member organisations.

Other sources of funding to take part in a Sail Training voyage can be found below:

Bursary schemes

To ensure that Sail Training voyages are accessible to everyone, there are several bursary schemes that are now available which provide support for these valuable, life changing, experiences.

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.

Click here for the full list of Member organisations.

Other sources of funding to take part in a Sail Training voyage can be found below:

Own Fundraising

Own Fundraising

In Sail Training, we don't believe in the word can't, especially when it is used when talking about money. No matter what your background or financial position, there are opportunities available to you. Find out more info here:

The James Myatt Trust

The James Myatt Trust

The James Myatt Trust exists to help young people aged between 16 and 25 to experience a Sail Training voyage. The voyage must be on a sailing vessel operated by ASTO. The voyages can last between 2 to 14 days.

The Norfolk Boat

The Norfolk Boat Grant

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.

John E Burnett Bursary

John E Burnett Bursary

The John E Burnett Bursary is aimed at disabled people of any age and provides a maximum bursary of £600. Click the button below to find out more about this bursary opportunity.

The Oman Bursary

The Oman Bursary

The Oman Bursary run by Sail Training International (STI) provides up to £450 for 15-25 year olds taking part in a Sail Training voyage of 5 days or longer. The scheme is aimed at applicants who have not participated in a Sail Training voyage before.

Royal Thames Yacht Club Trust

Royal Thames Yacht Club Trust

This charity 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 contact [email protected]

Rotary Club Grants

Rotary Club Grants

Local Rotary Clubs will often provide support for Sail Training voyages, as will local Sailing and Yacht Clubs. Find out their details and contact them for more information!

Own Fundraising

In Sail Training, we don’t believe in the word can’t, especially when it is used when talking about money. No matter what your background or financial position, there are opportunities available to you. Find out more info here:

The James Myatt Trust

The James Myatt Trust exists to help young people aged between 16 and 25 to experience a Sail Training voyage. The voyage must be on a sailing vessel operated by ASTO. The voyages can last between 2 to 14 days.

The Norfolk Boat Grant

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 Oman Bursary

The Oman Bursary run by Sail Training International (STI) provides up to £450 for 15-25 year olds taking part in a Sail Training voyage of 5 days or longer. The scheme is aimed at applicants who have not participated in a Sail Training voyage before.

John E Burnett Bursary

The John E Burnett Bursary is aimed at disabled people of any age and provides a maximum bursary of £600. Click the button below to find out more about this bursary opportunity.

Royal Thames Yacht Club

This charity 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. If you would like more information, get in touch with us using the button below.

Rotary Club Grants

Local Rotary Clubs will often provide support for Sail Training voyages, as will local Sailing and Yacht Clubs. Find out their details and contact them for more information!

Separate funding for young people living in Wales may be available – contact [email protected]

Separate funding for young people living in Wales may be available – contact [email protected]

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