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.
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.