Launch of our Capital Investment Programme: 12th October 2017
30th Celebration at Trinity House
UKSA has launched an ambitious Capital Investment Programme that will allow us to change the lives of more young people. The first phase of the programme will create flexible modular accommodation on our site with work beginning in late 2018.
UKSA’s impact and reach has a ceiling because of how our site is set up. Four main dormitory buildings are only ever half-full, partly because strict safeguarding regulations means groups of young people need self-contained accommodation. By remodelling our site into flexible, modular accommodation we can ensure that we are able to host more people. This will give us the flexibility to train more professional clients, youth groups and young apprentices at the same time.
Our capital programme will take place over the next 3-4 years. This plan will rationalise and remodel our whole site, while providing more sports facilities and opportunities for local people. Leaders have stepped up to deliver a fundraising campaign that will make a reality of these plans. The first milestone in the delivery of the programme is to begin the construction of a new accommodation and training facility in October 2018.
For more information on the Capital Investment Programme, including how you can support UKSA, please contact Head of Fundraising [email protected]
1987-2017: 30 Years Of Excellence
In 2017 we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, showcasing #SeaChangeStories of how UKSA has changed the lives of over 150,000 students through the power of the sea. Visit our blog to discover how: uksa.org/blog
Continuing the legacy of Noel and Sylvia Lister
In 1987 our inspirational founder Noel Lister, along with his wife Sylvia, pledged £4 million to establish UKSA with the aim of introducing as many people as possible to the to the inspiration and challenges of sailing.
Every year we run a number of fundraising campaigns to continue the Listers’ legacy and enable as many people as possible to access to what UKSA has to offer.
Test the Water Programme – Year 6
Thanks to a donation from WightAid we will be running our Test the Water programme in 2017 – enabling every Year 6 Isle of Wight student to enjoy a half-day watersports session with us. The sessions give youngsters the chance to try new activities whilst building confidence and self-esteem.
All campaigns are in addition to our existing funding opportunities:
- Stephen Thomas Bursary
- Milo Hanlon Bursary
- Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary
- Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation
Please call us on (01983) 294941 to discuss funding opportunities or to enquire about any of our campaigns.