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Volunteer Instructor Training

Impact your local community and help us to get people on the water

We know that there are thousands of you out there that share our passion for transforming people’s lives through sailing.

Volunteer instructors can have a huge impact on their local communities and increase the numbers of people who are able to experience sailing for the first time or continue a pathway in their sailing career.

We are committed to increasing the number of volunteer instructors in the industry, in order to support clubs and organisations doing valuable work, in line with our mission of transforming the lives of young people through sailing.

Since 2017, the Andrew Simpson Foundation has funded over £46,000 of RYA instructor courses through Volunteer Instructor Training Grants (VITG). This means that there are now many more volunteer instructors inspiring positive change within your community.

Our partnership with the RYA

We delivered a Volunteer Instructor Training Programme in partnership with the RYA, from March 2019 to October 2020. Through this, we funded 99 new RYA Dinghy Instructors and RYA Senior Instructors who are now volunteering to train and coach young people across the UK.

Applying for the Volunteer Instructor Training Grant

We are committed to increasing the number of volunteer instructors in the industry in order to support clubs and organisations doing valuable work in line with our mission of transforming the lives of young people through sailing.

We know that financial barriers can prevent individuals from achieving their goals. This grant is specifically designed for volunteers that do not have the financial means to pay for their instructor course. Each year we offer one placement to each club that applies.

Apply online

If you would like to apply for a volunteer instructor training grant, please complete the form below to submit your application online. Alternatively, you can download an application form and send it to us at [email protected].

Download application form to complete offline