Who we help

The Andrew Simpson Foundation offers both practical and financial support to help in the delivery of inspiring sailing programmes across the world.

Our Grants

Since the Grant programme started in 2015 the Andrew Simpson Foundation has supported more than 40 projects, across 12 countries with funds totaling £736,000.

Our grant programme allows us to work proudly alongside other organisations to make sailing and its opportunities available to all young people.

Here are just some of the projects we have funded to date…

Key Facts
South West Youth Sailing Academy

£8,400

This grant allowed 30 children aged 7-13 years to access race training development in Teras and Toppers. The grant was specifically for those who do not have access to their own boats. more

Plymouth Youth Sailing

£7,000

The grant provided by the ASF allowed young people to attend regular inspiring sailing sessions. The grant also helped with transport costs making the sessions more accessible and included Instructor training to enable the project to keep going. more

St Fergus School

£2,000

This grant enables young people from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire to access regular dinghy sailing at the local sail training provider. The sessions are aimed at ensuring all young people, regardless of circumstance, at the school have the opportunity to inspired by and experience the benefits of sailing. more

Brixham Junior Sailing Club

£2,100

The Foundation supports the training of volunteer RYA Dinghy Instructors at the Brixham Junior Sailing Club so that they may continue to offer affordable sailing club sessions to young people from the local community. more

Portsmouth Sail Training Trust

£10,000

This grant enabled the Portsmouth Sail Training Trust to offer sailing and life skills training to 79 local young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme specifically aims to develop personal skills that enable young people to succeed in life. more

The NSSA

£33,270

The money will be used by the NSSA to fund school aged children, up to the age of 18, to participate in training programmes, regattas and instructor courses throughout the country. more

The Helmsman Project

$8,700 AUS

The Helmsman Project works with year 9 students from disadvantaged communities. The project aims to enable participants to broaden their perspectives more

GKSS Access Ability Centre

52,000 KR

'Everyone can sail' is a comprehensive schools sailing project that teaches children and young people from throughout the city to sail. more

Ocean Youth Trust

£2,000

This programme awards those, from a disadvantaged background, who have applied themselves and shown determination during a previous OYT sailing voyage. more

Mountbatten

£6,000

The Foundation supported project provides opportunities for young people from Plymouth with moderate to severe physical disabilities to enjoy regularly sail to promote their health and wellbeing. more

Bermuda

$15,000

This grant will allow an existing schools educational initiative, WaterWise, to continue to offer water safety, seamanship, small boat handling and sailing as a powerful eductional tool to a wide spectrum of young people on the island. more

Docklands

£8,900

The Foundation recognised this project as it engages a wide variety of background from numerous different schools and had excellent pathways for keeping the young people engaged with the sport. more

Garden Route Sailing Academy

£7,000

This inspiring programme takes 29 young people, who experience incredibly challenging home environments within a local township in Mossel Bay. They are provided with weekly sailing sessions and access a hot meal and a hot shower. more

Dalgety Bay Sailing Club
Dalgety Bay Sailing Club

£4,621

This programme aims to train 6 RYA Dinghy Instructors, 3 RYA Senior Dinghy Instructors and 6 RYA Level 2 race coaches to ensure that the club are able to provide sailing opportunities for young people from the local community at an affordable price. more