Lochcarron Youth Maritime Trust
GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES
The purpose of the Trust is to encourage young people to enjoy sailing as a healthy
recreation and to support boys and girls, including disabled youngsters to
experience off-shore sail training and national and regional dinghy competitions.
Applicants should be between 10 and 25 years and from the catchment area of
Plockton or Gairloch High Schools. They do NOT have to be members of
Lochcarron Sailing Club. Applicants from bordering areas may be exceptionally
considered at the discretion of the Trustees.
The Trustees particularly encourage applications from groups.
The Trustees will consider applications to cover up to 50% of the cost to a
maximum of £500 for each sailor in any one year towards the expense of:
Off-shore sail training offered by organisations such as the Ocean Youth
Entry fees for dinghy national and regional competitions.
Professional RYA coaching and certification.
Transport and subsistence costs needed to undertake off-shore voyages
and national and regional dinghy competitions. Applicants should
calculate transport costs at the rate of 25p/mile, overnight
accommodation of £30 and daily subsistence of £10.
Additional equipment costs, including rigging boats to competition
standard, will be considered, but only if the applicant is committed to
enter national or regional competitions.
Applications should be made in writing with evidence of the costs and must
declare all other support applied for or received.
The Trustees will endeavour to give a decision on applications within one month.
Successful applications must be completed within three months from the date of
Applicants are advised to seek insurance cover for travel, equipment, equipment
failure, personal accident and public liability. The Youth Maritime Trust will bear
no responsibility for any loss or accident occurring to the applicant, craft or
equipment. With regard to an applicant’s personal information the Trustees will
adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998. However, successful applicants must
provide a report of their award activity and to consent to the Trustees having the
right to publicise the award together with the award-winner’s name.
Any unspent monies from grants must be returned to the Trustees.
The Trustees may seek references from third parties.
The Trustees maintain the right to vary these guidelines from time to time.
Applicants should note that the Trustees decisions will be final.