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Youth Development Fund

Sail Training International is pleased to be able to provide a range of funds that support the continued delivery and development of sail training around the world. One of these funds, the Youth Development Fund, supports organisations that deliver sail training programmes reaching young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Youth Development Fund was launched in 2019, and since then it has helped over 20 organisations from around the world deliver some amazing sail training projects. Through grants up to £10,000, it is aimed at helping organisations develop more effective sail training programmes for young people aged between 14-25 years, and supporting them in expanding the reach of these projects within diverse and disadvantaged communities.

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The Deadline to Submit an Expression of Interest is 31 July 2024!

The Deadline for Funding Applications is 30 September 2024!

 

Who Can Apply?

We welcome applications from organisations around the world, including sail training operators, schools, National Sail Training Organisations and land-based organisations, that deliver youth sail training programmes. Organisations can be land-based as well as existing sail training providers, but should ensure their programmes support disadvantaged young people aged 14-25 years.

You can apply for funding for new programmes or to expand existing projects that are already benefiting young people. Grants can be used to fund personnel, equipment, and other direct expenses essential to the project, as well as community outreach and staff or volunteer training essential to the project.

Please note that all approved projects must take place on a vessel that meets our approved vessel criteria. You will be asked to submit a completed Approved Vessel Criteria Form to confirm this as part of your application.

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ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE AGED 14-25 YEARS
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IMPROVES PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND/OR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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ENHANCES INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP AND UNDERSTANDING
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USES REPLICABLE MODELS OF INNOVATION

“I am really proud of myself for sticking at it and completing the sail. I was a little unsure at first but once we got going it was amazing.”

“It was great a great experience and I have some memories and new friends that I will keep forever.”
Kim, CatZero ‘Youth Futures’ Project Participant

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LOOKING FOR PROJECT INSPIRATION?

Since being launched, we have received some amazing applications and awarded the funds to inspirational projects from organisations around the world. You can find case studies on some of the previous projects our funds have supported below.

CATZERO

CatZero were awarded £6,000 to support their Youth Futures project.

ECOMARIS

Ecomaris from Montreal were awarded $10,000 Canadian dollars for their “Cosmic Plankton” program.

STS LEEUWIN II

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation were awarded €5,000 to support their Drought Affected Communities project.

“The support of Sail Training International provided each of these young people an outstanding opportunity to experience something completely new.”

“They were challenged and they sought to achieve their goals during their voyage experiences.”
Carol Shannon, CEO Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation

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INTERESTED IN APPLYING, BUT UNSURE IF YOUR PROJECT MEETS THE FUNDING CRITERIA?

If you are interested in applying, but are unsure if your project meets the funding criteria, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) initial application for the Youth Development Fund. To submit an EOI, all you need to do is complete the form below providing a summary of your proposed project, which will then be reviewed by the funding committee.

Once you submit an EOI, the Funding Committee will advise if the proposed project meets the funding criteria and provide support feedback where needed when completing your full application.

To register your interest and find out more about the Youth Development Fund 2025, simply complete the form below and a member of our funding team will be in touch to discuss your project further.

The Deadline to Submit an Expression of Interest is 31 July 2024!

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The Deadline for Funding Applications is 30 September 2024!

To submit a full application for the Youth Development Fund 2025, please complete the form below.

Please note: The Deadline for Funding Applications is 30 September 2024

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Please provide details for the person who will be leading your project and will be the main point of contact for Sail Training International.

Please provide details about your organisation.

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Please provide details your proposed project.

If you have not previously worked with the population that will be served by the project, please detail the outreach and recruitment strategies you will be using.

List the objective(s) of the programme, the action that will be taken to reach this objective, and how this action will be evaluated and assessed.

Be specific - The objective(s) need to be measurable; describe the “who” and “how” and be time bound.

A minimum of one objective is required.


Please Note: Collaboration includes any input from other parties in the programme, including but not limited to - financial contributions, benefit in kind sponsorship, any input from political or religious organisations

Please Provide the Following Financial Information for the Project. If you do not have funding for any of the areas detailed below, please enter '0'

Please List All Sources of Secured and Proposed Income for Your Project.
Be specific: for example if you are receiving support from several organistions/foundations, please list the names of each organisation/foundation below.

Please tick the buttons below to agree.

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Checkboxes - 6 WEEKS
Checkboxes - VESSEL AGREEMENT
Checkboxes - STI PERMISSION
Checkboxes - AUTHORISED
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The Deadline for Funding Applications is 30 September 2024!

You can find out all the information you need to submit an Expression of Interest and full application for funding using the Guidance Notes below. You can also download copies of each form to complete offline.

Project Timelines

For the Youth Development Fund 2025, please note the following key dates for funding submissions, announcement of successful applications, when projects should be completed and evaluations returned.

  • Deadline for Expression of Interest Submissions: 31 July 2024
  • Expression of Interest assessment and feedback: 30 August 2024
  • Deadline for full submissions: 30 September 2024
  • Successful applications announced: November 2024
  • Project completed and final evaluation submitted: 14 October 2025

Get in Touch

For further assistance completing your application, or if you have any other questions about the funds, please direct enquiries to the following members of the funding team:

Supporting Documents

Below you can find links to our fund application guidance notes, the approved vessel criteria form and PDF versions of the Expression of Interest and Full Application forms if you prefer to complete these offline.

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