Project information

Dartford & Crayford Sea Cadets "SUPPORT OUR SHIP "

Dartford & Crayford Sea Cadets Unit based at Brooklands Lake Dartford Kent.

''SUPPORT OUR SHIP" we are also known as Training Ship TS Anson

The Sea Cadets Corps.

A local Dartford Charity Registered Charity Number 302726


February 2015 - February 2016

Charity information

Dartford & Crayford Unit 99 Of The Sea Cadet Corps

Dartford & Crayford Unit 99 Of The Sea Cadet Corps logo
  • Need


    The Trustees of Dartford & Crayford Sea Cadets are proactive in strengthening our current financial difficulties and to help us build on our new start in partnership with our local authority which has the foresight to see that we are committed to turning our recent bad fortunes around and building upon what we have achieved in such a short space of time, and can see for themselves our potential strengths and opportunities.


    Our target is to become within the next 12- 18 months self financing by means of finding new innovative ways of obtaining an income from our unique venue setting and facilities. Already we have been approached by another local youth group to hire part of our units outbuildings for its own use thus providing us with some working capital which would go towards our core running costs and enable us to pay for urgent repairs that have so far eluded our ability to carryout due to funding restraints.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build upon our recent successes in fundraising that will safeguard our Sea Cadet Units future.


    » To continue to expand upon our fundraising activities & to think outside of the box at new methods of raising funds for our units existence & future.

    We will be able to demonstrate our success's by the achievements made by our cadets in obtaining meritorious badges & certifications gained from attending sea cadet corps. courses.

  • Impact


    Our project will we feel certain provide our unit with the funding and resources in place to continue long in to the future of providing the unique Sea Cadet Experience to future generations of local youth aged 10-18 from Dartford & Crayford and its surrounding areas of Wilmington, Swanley, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, Longfields, Horton Kirby, Hawley and Stone in Kent.


    There are always risks with any fundraising events that any charity undertakes
    but we are confident, through other forms of proactive fundraising methods we are embarking on at the same time like grant funding applications to trusts and foundations that will reduce if not hopefully eliminate as many of the risks that may occur along the way.


    We will report to donors via updates to our website and Facebook and other social media sites and through emails and local press releases.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £14,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Rent The rent we pay our landlords for the land our unit sits on and for use of public owned lakes.
      £3,000 Utilities Rates, water rates, electricity,gas, telephone, broadband, insurances.
      £1,500 Mini Bus costs MOT, Tax, Servicing, fuel.
      £1,500 Admin costs Printing leaflets, stationery, postage, printers and computer equipment.
      £1,000 Repairs Repairs to buildings and boats and equipment and to buy new or replace old.
      £1,000 Bursaries To contribute towards sending cadets and volunteer staff away on weekend and week long training cour
      £1,000 Miscellaneous To provide for any unbudgeted charge or cost
  • Background


    Our project takes place at our Dartford & Crayford Sea Cadets Unit
    Brooklands Lake




    25 cadets aged from 10-12 and 12 volunteer staff members.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Because we are a unit of the UK National Sea Cadet Corps.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Unit Management Committee / Trustees

    The Unit Management Committee / Trustees are elected by the parents and families and those with an avid interest to safeguard our unit.


Would help us by a Trinity 500 rowing boat.