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Fareham Community Fund helps young seafarers

23 July 2014

Fareham Community Fund helps young seafarers

Warsash Sea Cadets are closer to gaining RYA accreditation after the training centre received a £4,000 grant from Fareham Borough Council's Community Fund.

 

The charity, based at Warsash Maritime Academy on the River Hamble, offer nautical adventures and sea training to over sixty 10 – 18 year olds. Although their instructors are RYA affiliated to teach power and dinghy sailing, without RYA accreditation for the training facility they are unable to issue cadets with certificates.

 

The £4,000 from the community fund will be used to buy necessary equipment for the academy to help them meet the official standards for training centres set by RYA.

 

Executive member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Connie Hockley  supported the application and said "Sea Cadets are a fun way for young people to develop valuable skills that go beyond marine knowledge, helping to build confidence and reinforce values of team work and responsibility. Now the centre is RYA accredited trainees will be able to gain official certification to accompany these skills".

 

The community fund application was also supported by Western Wards CAT Chairman Cllr Michael Ford who said "The Community Fund is available to support projects that benefit the local community or environment within the Borough of Fareham. Any resident, or organisation based in the Borough can apply for money for one off purchases."

 

For more information about Community Funding contact a member of the Community Action Team (CAT) on 01329 236100 or email cats@fareham.gov.uk

 

ENDS

 

For further information contact:

Jacey Jarman, PR & Marketing Officer, 01329 824518

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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