Sport England Grant Application Successful
I am delighted to inform you that our application to Sport England for funding to increase participation at TBSC has been successful and we have been awarded a grant of £10,000 to go towards the purchase of a new 2nd RIB and club catamaran to enable us to deliver, amongst other things, grass root training weekends and our popular taster sessions targeting new members. Additionally we’d aim to use the boats at ‘improver’ and social sailing sessions throughout the year. The Committee has still to finally settle on the type of boats that would best suit the club’s requirements, but with a fair wind we would hope to have them early in the sailing season; so probably April or May time would be my best guess at the moment.
I am really pleased that Sport England considered our ambitious plans for your club worthy of its support and am sure that the new boats will prove a great asset for TBSC, enabling us to hopefully grow our offer to the existing membership and at the same time broaden the club’s appeal to prospective new members. So on behalf of all members I would like to thank the Committee for all their work over the past two years in achieving this major goal in our development plan.
Here’s to a great season ahead, and I look forward to seeing you all again in just a few weeks’ time.
Commodore, Tankerton Bay Sailing Club