Sailing Charity Seeks Grant Applications

Published on October 27th, 2015

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has launched its second round of formal grant giving, allowing charities and not-for-profit sailing initiatives and organisations across the world to apply for a grant of up to £10,000.

The process will be open through Monday, November 2. Application forms can be downloaded from the website or requested by contacting the ASSF grants team at

Each application form will be assessed by the Foundation’s Impact committee to ensure the projects are sustainable, are in line with Andrew Simpson’s own values and achievements and reflect the aims and objectives of the Foundation, transforming children’s and young people’s lives through sailing.

So far in 2015 the ASSF has supported 20 different projects across 6 Countries including: England, Scotland, Sweden, South Africa, Bermuda and Australia. The total money granted so far exceeds £250,000.

ASSF CEO, Richard Percy said “we are really pleased to be launching another round of grant giving. The first round saw some fantastic projects awarded financial assistance to really help develop grassroots participation in sailing. I am excited to see the different types of applications we receive during this round, and hope that we can work with even more countries to continue to inspire those aged 5-24 and promote the sport across the world”.

Source: Amy Harvey, Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
Founded in memory of, and inspired by, Olympic Gold medallist, sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. The Founding trustees are Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah.

The international sailing charity offers 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.

In September 2014 and 2015, the Foundation held a global sailing event called Bart’s Bash. This participation and fundraising event is now firmly in the global sailing calendar and will continue to raise money annually for the Foundation’s work, and encourage as many people on to the water at one time to enjoy the benefits of sailing.

A twice yearly grant giving process from the charity offers a wide range of support, both financial and/or practical to not-for-profit sailing initiatives and organisations across the world. Each project is assessed against the Foundation’s objectives of ensuring that every young person is given a chance to sail, and in a way which will develop them as individuals, in line with Andrew Simpson’s own values and achievements.

Read more on the Foundation’s work at

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