The Andrew Simpson Foundation offers both practical and financial support to help in the delivery of inspiring sailing programmes across the world.
Since the Grant programme started in 2015 the Foundation has supported more than 20 projects, across 6 countries with funds totaling more than £300,000. By the end of 2016 this figure is expected to reach £500,000 of pledged funds.
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 are funding…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.