As an independent charity, but part of the national Sea Cadets, your support is vital to us.

We rely on the goodwill of our local community and businesses for financial support.

Sea Cadets welcome donations, large or small which can help provide opportunities for our cadets. Your donation can go straight to our Unit or via our branch teams which support lots of Units in a particular region or area. Or you can become a member of the national charity from just £25 a year.

A donation can:

  • - £20 will pay for a life jacket
  • - £50 can help pay for the heating of a unit
  • - £100 will pay for a new set of oars for a pulling boat
  • - £250 will send a Sea Cadet on a week's trip on flagship TS Royalist
  • - £1000 will help make vital health and safety upgrades for a Unit
  • - £2500 will buy a new boat for a unit - which will have a useful life of at least 25 years, serving hundreds and hundreds of cadets.

We welcome larger Corporate donations too and if you would like to find out more about how you can fund the work of the charity nationally please visit:

The unit is self-funded. The Royal Navy provide uniforms and our powerboat but all other costs such as rent and insurance have to be covered by fundraising.


Cadets pay a small amount monthly, but to keep the amount as small as possible, we approach corporate and individual sponsors as well as the local council for support. Currently we are supported by:

the Worshiful Company of World Traders, Pat Davies, Chiswick Pier Trust and Waitrose.

We also benefit from the Jack Petchey Foundation.

In previous years contributions have also been made by:

Hounslow Community Youth Fund, Hounslow Council - Chiswick Area Fund, Thames Community Grassroots Fund.

We welcome other sponsors. Our current fundraising efforts are focused on buying an outboard motor for the Trinity 500 and building up the fund for Offshore training.

Gift Aid

All parents and others making donations are encouraged to complete Gift Aid forms. If they are taxpayers, this enables us to increase every £1 donated by 28p through the Gift Aid scheme.

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