Government Invites Water Rescue Charities to Apply for Funding

12th July 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Fund has awarded £3.6 million to help volunteer rescue teams buy boats, items of crew kit and other equipment to help them in their work to save people’s lives on the UK’s waterways.

Applications are now being accepted from UK registered charities as defined by the Charities Act 2006 which already operate an inland/inshore waterway rescue boat/lifeboat within the UK.

The grants can be used to purchase items which will support the charities’ lifesaving and rescue operations, including assets and equipment like life rafts, life jackets, safety equipment.

There is no minimum or maximum grant. Applicants must contribute 10% towards the (ex-VAT) cost of items funded. The funding may be used from other sources to meet the 10% contribution.

The deadline for applications is 3 September 2018.