Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

Charity information

Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

The foundations aim is to help young people to develop the personal skills that will improve their ability to succeed in life and to improve access to jobs and careers in the maritime sector.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    Put simply the foundation uses sailing to transform the lives of young people, both in the UK and around the globe. Everything the Foundation does is driven by the belief that all young people have the ability to excel if they are inspired and given the chance to grow and achieve. We focus on young people between the age of 5 and 24, offering the challenges of a sailing environment to promote health and wellbeing, and to develop personal skills that will improve a young person’s ability to succeed in life and work.

    The Foundation uses the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre (ASSC) facilities to support its charitable aims and operations. The Centre is one of the Foundation’s key projects; trading at the Centre is delivered through the Foundation’s two wholly owned subsidiaries Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre Ltd and Andrew Simpson Trading Ltd on the Foundation’s behalf.

    We link our work at our centre and the grant giving that we do to a programme of research, currently carried out in conjunction with Winchester University. Focussing on the impact that sailing can have on the health and wellbeing of young people.

    We work with international organisations to reduce the barriers to participation in sailing and seek to increase retention in sport to enhance long term benefits and opportunities for participants.

  • Aims

    Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation aims to:

    • Develop skills and capabilities in young people so they can become responsible and valuable citizens
    • Enable Participation by overcoming barriers - Financial, Physical, Learning disabilities, Mental Health or Social
    • Give opportunities in sports leadership and sailing instructing
    • Raise the profile of sailing as a valuable educational and career development tool
  • Overview

    Established: July 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1153060

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 01305457400

    Address: Osprey QUay Portland Dorset DT5 1SA

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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