The funding provided by the Foundation supports a number of key NSSA programmes:
Volunteer Training and Development. This programme reduces financial barriers to ensure all volunteers are provided with the opportunity to be trained to a national standard to provide the essential support services needed to facilitate the smooth running of NSSA youth sailing events.
Entry to the NSSA yearly regatta. This support enables all to participate in the annual NSSA regatta ensuring finance is not barrier to participation.
NSSA President’s Award. This programme rewards young people who are in their last year of the NSSA and rewards, endeavour, volunteering and commitment to providing sail training to the next generation.
High Flyers Week. This subsidised programme targets those sailors who are up and coming and provides them with a week’s sailing and coaching at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre. Young people who attend this programme are nominated by their volunteer team managers for showing potential and commitment to the sport.
What was the money for?
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.
The money will also fund training, race management and safety courses for volunteers of all ages across the country who currently work with the NSSA to develop youth sailing.
£33,270 3 years
What were the results?
By March 2017 the money donated by the Foundation allowed for the NSSA to train 5 new RYA Senior Instructors, 13 new RYA Dinghy Instructors, 8 Race coach level 2, 24 RYA PBL2 + RYA Safety Boat certificates, provide race training days for 23 people, qualify 1 minibus driver and help 14 staff to achieve their RYA First Aid Certificate.
36 different sailors attended the High Flyers week at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, 14 young people took part in the Presidents Awards which took place on the Ocean Youth Trusts's John Laing boat, and 20 young people received a substantial NSSA regatta subsidy.