Lochcarron Youth Maritime Trust


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 

Trust Scotland. 

 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 

the award.

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.

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