Relationships UKSA build with organisations and businesses can help transform the future lives of children and young people. It could be you are a business owner or an employee who has been inspired by what we do and want to fundraise for us. Perhaps your company wants to organise a volunteer day and partner with a local charity. Or you are organising an event or promotion and want UKSA to benefit from the occasion.
Whatever it is the team at UKSA is committed to supporting your business and staff to have fun whilst making a difference to children and young people UKSA works with.
Long-term corporate partnerships enable UKSA to develop new programmes and plan ahead with more confidence. UKSA has developed some great partnerships with –
- Aberdeen Standard Investments
- The Hut – Colwell Bay
- Trinity House
- Isle of Wight
WightFibre : An innovative partnership to support young Islanders
Wightfibre chose to support UKSA as part of their corporate social responsibility plans and has been a corporate partner for over 8 years supporting our Test The Water programme for Year 6 schoolchildren on the Isle of Wight.
UKSA have been the beneficiary charity of the Star War Premiere on the Island, organised by Wightfibre and the company also supports the charity through pro-bono or reduced cost communications services.
WightFibre’s CEO John Irvine –
“As a local, Isle of Wight based company, WightFibre tries to give back to our community where we can. UKSA is an important charity which helps many young people on the Island, as well as further afield, and because of this WightFibre has supported UKSA over many years”.
Aberdeen Standard Investments have supported UKSA and its Test The Water programme.
Martin Gilbert, Chairman of Aberdeen Standard Investments –
“We all at Aberdeen are very proud, UKSA is a great charity to get behind. They take people from all works of life, all backgrounds and help them develop into rounded individuals”.
The Hut – Colwell Bay
The Hut is an easy-going beach restaurant that delivers an unrivalled passion for simple yet delicious food, in a relaxed, beach-front location with stunning views. They are raising money for ‘Polly’s Challenge’, a programme run by UKSA, in memory of Polly, a much loved vet, sailor, mum, sister, daughter and friend who loved adventure and wanted to encourage other people to go out and experience the world.
The Hut is raising funds for UKSA and disadvantaged Isle of Wight children by adding a discretionary donation of £2 to each lunch and dinner bill.
Trinity House was set up to oversee the safety of shipping and the well-being of seafarers. Through the Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary, Trinity House supports the training of young people at UKSA who do not have the financial means to afford the training course.
Seafarers UK offers financial support in the training of future leaders of large commercial yachting who would otherwise not be able to access it. Seafarers UK has supported selected cadetship places at UKSA, providing significant funding to successful individuals.
The Isle of Wight College
The Isle of Wight college has a national reputation for providing outstanding teaching and learning and has many first-class facilities. Our further education programmes, run with the College, offer young people opportunities to begin a career in sailing and watersports.