We support sailings organisations who provide the access, facilities and activities for everyone get on the water, no matter who you are and where you are from.

What we do

We support RYA Affiliated sailing club/centres, Sailability sites, other charities and foundations, largely charitable and run by volunteers, and all are constantly fundraising to keep abreast of equipment improvements, site facilities, safety requirements and volunteer training. The Foundation’s grants are seen as a beneficial way to achieve improvements or seek support for match funding, and the trustees often approve small grants that will help to make up the full costs of a project.

Applications to the Foundation

If you, your sailing club, recognised sailing centre or boating organisation feel that the Foundation could help fund or part-fund a worthwhile project please contact us. Use the grant application form and read the grant guidelines.

Applications for grants may be submitted at any time. They will normally be considered at the next quarterly Trustees' meeting. This date will be advised following receipt of a properly completed grant application.

Support our work

Thank you to everyone who donates to the Foundation, and to all the volunteers who bring the joy and freedom of sailing to everyone in our community, no matter who they are and where they are from. 

RYA members can choose to make a small regular donation through their annual direct debit.  Please contact the RYA membership team.

Donate by post: send a cheque made payable to 'RYA Foundation' to: RYA Foundation, RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble. SO31 4YA

Grant application form

Apply directly using this form

Grant guidelines

Before making an application please read our grant guidelines

Grant report

A condition of a grant is that beneficiaries submit a report within 12 months of a grant award. Details from the report may be added to our website to help promote your enterprise and our mission. Use this online form to make your report.

Interim grant report

When a full report cannot be provided within 12 months an interim report will be accepted. Use this online form.

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