RYA Foundation Youth Fund

Supporting young people to reach their potential through sailing 


The RYA Foundation Youth Fund was created with funding from the John Merricks Sailing Trust and the RYA.   

It is open to young sailors under 25 who are seeking financial help to achieve their goals.  

The fund welcomes applications for help to fund:

  • The purchases of boats, rigs, and other boating-related equipment and clothing 
  • Payment of courses such as instructor or coaching qualifications 
  • Funds for travel expenses, entry fees, accommodation, squad membership, fees/costs and other expenses.  

Looking for financial help? We want to hear from you - Applications can be submitted at any time. They will usually be considered at the next quarterly Trustees meeting. 

Apply for the RYA Foundation Youth Fund

This format is for applications from individuals, or persons on their behalf.

Applications from organisations and groups should use the appropriate application form.

If you are completing this application on behalf of someone else please put their details in the first section "tell us about yourself" and give your details for "the person completing this form" and "bank account details".

The personal information provided on this form will be used for processing your grant application. Your information will be stored by the RYA and used in accordance with the RYA privacy policy on behalf of the RYA Foundation.

Before making an application, please read our guidelines and terms and conditions for individuals.

Support the RYA Foundation and make a difference

Want to make a difference to sailors, clubs, Sailability sites and organisations nationwide?

Please donate to make a general donation, or to support our dedicated Youth Fund.