Charity

UKSA is a registered charity and a non-profit maritime training centre of excellence.

1,380
Students received financial support
15%
Of schools are from UK deprived areas
3,000
Extra young people each year

Our vision

UKSA inspires and supports children & young people to broaden horizons through our life enhancing water-based adventures, education and training for careers at sea.

We believe all young people have a need but there are those that require greater support. Living through this period of austerity has hit the schools and young people in the most disadvantaged areas the hardest. We know that many children and young people are missing out on life-changing opportunities because schools, local authorities and parents simply can’t afford to pay for them. The fragility of these young peoples’ mental health is exacerbated by a reliance on isolating social media ‘screen time’. Our outdoor learning programmes on the water are the antithesis to this.

Our impact

Over 2019/20 nearly 1,300 individuals received training at UKSA for a career in the yachting and watersports industries. 84% of whom were aged 25 or under.

Meet the team

Jade Beasley
Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Our ambassadors

Dee Caffari

Dee Caffari

Shirley Robertson

Sarah Ayton

Helena Lucas