CVSS is pleased to receive funding of any sort. Our sailing is made possible by the generosity of those who support us with donations, sponsorship or grants. Our membership fees cover the cost of administration, insurance, berthing and running costs.
Donations are welcome towards the purchase of life jackets, slings, first aid equipment, maintenance parts and materials, replacement boats, new sails, promotional printing costs and other essential equipment to enable sailing for people with disabilities.
We welcome donations or sponsorship from individuals as well as commercial organisations. We welcome regular giving and one-off payments.
You can also support us in other ways
- Giving your time to assist with sailing sessions
- Maintaining our boats
- Administering the sailing
- Organising fundraising and social events
- Attending functions to raise awareness of CVSS
- Giving your support at fundraising and social events
- Helping run our stall at fêtes and other events
At your Club/Company
- Propose CVSS as your "Charity of the Year" encouraging members or employees to fundraise
- Make a specific donation to provide essential equipment needed for disabled sailing
- You can donate funds, sailing equipment or items suitable for fundraising raffles
- Your donations will be publicly acknowledged (if you wish)
We have been awarded £500 from County Councillor Ralph Sangster's Locality Budget Scheme towards ongoing training for volunteers. Thank you Ralph, this is very much appreciated.
Donation from West Watford Golfing Society
West Watford Golfing Society
Past Captain, Brian Willetts, from the Society presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Graham Vickers, Trustee from CVSS stated, “When our recent captain Paul Glover received a call for help to support a local disabled sailing charity in replacing worn out sails, he had no hesitation in “sailing to the rescue”. We were delighted to help such a worthy cause Graham Vickers commented, “This donation will make such difference and we are all so very grateful to everybody at WWGS.”
Canoe Foundation has provided financail support for a new Katakanu and enabled CVSS to introduce a new Certificate of Achievement for sailors.
Hertfordshire "Short Breaks for Disabled Children" panel has made a generous award which will update our fleet .
Adopt a Boat grateful thanks to all who have participated in the scheme
BLYM (Bury Lake Young Mariners). We currently operate out of BLYM's site in the picturesque Rickmansworth Aquadrome. They are responsible for the development and experience of over 5000 young people annually and contribute hugely to the success of CVSS.