The Cirdan Sailing Trust

The Cirdan Sailing Trust

Charity information

The Cirdan Sailing Trust

The Cirdan Sailing Trust provides disadvantaged young people with self-development, integration and learning opportunities through the challenge and disciplnes of life at sea aboard large sailing vessels.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    The Cirdan Sailing Trust operates in the specialised area of providing personal development opportunities for disadvantaged young people through life at sea on large sailing vessels. The young people come aboard our vessels with their youth leaders and take an active part in running the vessel including all aspects of sailing, navigating, cooking and cleaning. They are taken from their comfort zone and put into an alien environment where their endurance is stretched and their boundaries extended. These young people may be on the edge of crime, at risk, have learning difficulties or just need some direction in life but they will all develop essential life skills during the experience; they become more independent, take on responsibilities, improve communication skills, learn to face challenges and take controlled risks and develop the ability to work as team.
    The Trust provides its service mainly to disadvantaged young people through the operation of its very successful Voyage of Discovery Fund. This scheme is financed through our fund raising efforts and helps to subsidise the cost of voyages according to a groups needs to ensure the opportunity is fully inclusive to all youth organisations in the UK.

  • Aims

    The Cirdan Sailing Trust aims to:

    • We aim to help youth leaders extend their work with the young people in their care by providing a unique, well-structured and positive challenging outdoor experience away from the home environment.
    • We aim to change young people‚Äôs lives, stimulate their desire to learn, improve their attitude to authority and enhance their health and well-being through the challenge of life at sea.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 1091598

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 01621776684

    Address: Bradwell Marina CM0 7RB

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Voyage of Discovery Fund 2017

    Our project will enable disadvantaged young people to develop life skills and enhance thei... More