There are many ways you can give your support Islington Boat Club:
If you are interested in getting involved with Islington Boat Club then please contact [email protected]
Islington Boat Club’s core grant from Islington Council came to an end in March 2015. Consequently, it was imperative that we examine in detail the way we work and deliver our youth programmes so that we could find new and better ways to sustain provisions.
Our fundraising efforts have been instrumental in helping us to refine and develop our strategic plan to ensure that we continue to work with young people, people with disabilities, older people and the wider community. It is imperative that we continue to work towards ways to become independent, achieving sustainability.
Over the past 18 months we have worked on the development of areas within the scope of Islington Boat Club’s activities, especially programmes involving other age groups beyond the core 9 to 19 age groups.
City Bridge Trust, London Sport and Alchemy Foundation
St James Place Foundation, BBC Children In Need and Garfield Weston
Asda and Islington London Youth Games
Whirlwind Trust, Worshipful Company of Innholders, Local Initiatives Fund and Summerversity and others
London Marathon Trust
Jack Petchey Achievement Awards
So, despite the previous core grant from Islington Council coming to an end in 2015, Islington Boat Club has made excellent progress.
Resounding proof of this is the fact that the club was nominated for ‘2016 Club of the Year’ by Sport Islington.
Overall, we believe that we are on our way to achieving our current objective which is to become a sustainable community hub for all - regardless of age, background or ability. It is imperative that this project continues in the longer term.
Islington Boat Club is a NGB British Canoeing (BC), Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Mountain bike Instructors Award Scheme (MIAS).
Recently we have become recognised by the RYA as a RYA registered ‘Sailability’ charity that exists to promote watersports to disabled people through a network of local partners, schools, Sailability centres and clubs.
One of the major benefits of becoming an accredited RYA Sailability club is that Islington Boat Club is able to show that it has attained required targets in the following areas:
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