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CANADA LEGACY FUND & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FUND 2023 LAUNCHED

August 30, 2022

Sail Training International is delighted to announce the launch of the Youth Development Fund 2023 and the Canada Legacy Fund 2023, both provided to support a number of projects fostering youth development and Sail Training.

Both funds were created to support a range of projects with the Canada Legacy Fund providing $25,000(CAN) in funding and the Youth Development Fund offering a total of £25,000 towards different programmes.

You can find out all the information you need to apply for funding using the Youth Development Fund and Canada Legacy Fund Guidance Notes below.

THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Youth Development Fund is aimed at the development of more effective Sail Training programmes for young people from disadvantaged social backgrounds. It was launched in 2019, and since then it has helped 16 organisations deliver some amazing sail training projects. The fund supports organisations – preferably nonprofit – that deliver Sail Training programmes reaching young people from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from a disadvantaged background and offers one or more of the following areas of development:

  • Improve trainees’ personal, social, or educational development
  • Enhance international friendship and understanding
  • Demonstrate replicable models of innovation and good practice in Sail Training

In addition to this, the funded projects should achieve one or more of the following:

  • Increase the number of young people participating in Sail Training, particularly those who enjoy fewer opportunities
  • Encourage a structured approach to the management and outcomes of sail training programmes
  • Encourage effective partnerships between sail training operators and other agencies/partners/organisations working with young people over the long term and provide credible evidence of how far the stated outcomes have been achieved

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S FUND IS 14 OCTOBER 2022

Applications are accepted from National Sail Training Organisations, sail training operators, land­ based agencies/organisations or individuals working with young people and schools.

Applicants are likely to be non-profit bodies working for public benefit and exempt from tax. We will also consider exceptional proposals from commercial companies meeting the above criteria.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Royal Navy of Oman whose generosity has made the Youth Development Fund 2023 possible. Having supported countless young people to have a Sail Training adventure through the annual €50,000 Oman Bursary scheme since 2011, their continued support means we are able to bring the transformative experience of Sail Training to young people around the world.

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THE CANADA LEGACY FUND

Following the success of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, the Canada Legacy Fund was set up with generous support from Rendez-Vous Naval de Quebec. The Canadian Legacy Fund is under the management of the Sail Training International Board of Trustees, and is administered by the designated Legacy Fund Committee, providing a total fund of $25,000(CAN) to be awarded in grants.

The Canada Legacy Fund supports organisations from around the world that provide sail training programmes focused on helping disadvantaged young Canadians aged between 14-25 years. These programmes will offer one or more of the following:

  • Improve trainees personal, social and/or educational development
  • Enhance international friendship and understanding
  • Demonstrate replicable models of innovation and good practice in sail training
  • The Canada Legacy Fund Committee is made up of two Sail Training International Trustees, one representative of Rendez-Vous Naval de Quebec and advised by a representative of Tall Ships Canada Association.

You can find out all the information you need to apply for funding using the Canada Legacy Fund Guidance Notes below.

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THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S FUND IS 14 OCTOBER 2022

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

Since being launched, we have received some amazing applications and awarded the funds to inspirational projects from organisations around the world. You can find further further case studies on the work our funds help support here.

SAIL TRAINING ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND

Sail Training Association of Queensland received funding support for an eight day voyage for a combined group of 22 Japanese and Australian youths. By bringing together young people from different cultures, this voyage will offer the benefits of a traditional sailing experience and help those taking part to develop an understanding of foreign cultures. This an opportunity not readily available for two island nations.

CHALLENGE WALES

Challenge Wales have received funding for their Stepping Stones programme – six one and a half day accredited voyages aimed at disadvantaged 14 – 25 year olds and those struggling to enter the workforce. Each trainee will have an opportunity to gain accreditation in teamwork (through Agored Cymru), have the opportunity to make new friends and develop confidence through Sail Training activities.

CATZERO

UK Sail Training organisation CatZero organises the ‘CatZero Youth Futures’ programme. They receive funding for the developmental programme which works with disadvantaged young people from the Humber region and aims to help them learn key skills for personal growth and development.

The project will see 12 young people identified as NEET (not in employment, education or training) who live in deprived areas of the Humber region in the north east of the UK. Participants will engage in creating a programme of activities to help build resilience, confidence and new relationships.

OFFSHORE

Offshore’s ‘Maritime Careers Pathways Project’ will take young people from East Anglia, who are not able to access higher education, on a 20-day sailing programme. The tailor-made Sail Training voyage will help them access specific marine based career training or direct employment upon completion.

Each participant in the programme will be allocated a Youth Mentor who will follow their progress through the project, with periods at sea taking place on board Offshore’s purpose-built Oyster 49 yachts. Trainees will undertake RYA Competent Crew and Watch Leader courses before taking part in an approx. 400 nm nonstop passage.

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