How you can help

Together we can make a difference

As a charity we depend heavily on funds raised to expand our work, help more young people and improve our facilities.

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3 students holding hands as they celebrate their time at UKSA

A charity making a real impact

Over 8,000 young people came to UKSA in 2018 and around 30% received funding assistance thanks to help from our wonderful donors and funding partners. Funds raised and income from paid-for programmes help to fund disadvantaged children from schools and groups as well as career students without the financial means to afford the training.

We also raise funds to cover youth development initiatives both nationally and in our local community on the Isle of Wight, as well supporting vulnerable young people with physical and mental health disabilities.

We want to provide a fun and exceptional learning environment for everyone who spends time with us. Our courses, fundraising activities and the generosity of individuals, companies and organisations all help to support children and young people, today and for future generations.

Two students having fun in a dinghy

Did you know?

  • 96p in every £1 goes directly on our charitable activities in training and education
  • In the last 3 years for every £1 spent on fundraising, £4 has been raised in income for the charity
  • We work with around 9,000 people each year – from children as young as six taking their first sail on a dinghy through to superyacht captains
  • We are the largest RYA centre in the world. No other organisation offers such a diversity of water based training and education
  • Approximately, 1/3 of our career students receive financial support thanks to our donors and partners

Every gift really does make a difference so donate now