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Spinlock are proud to support a number of charities and organisations. The focus of our charitable support is in areas aligned to our business and our employees.

Involvement in the Community: In the areas where we are based, we encourage partnerships with local community organisations, schools and colleges to support numerous projects. Employees are encouraged to be involved in their local communities, through volunteering or fundraising and to make use of the company's payroll giving facility.

At Spinlock, we recognise that the benefits are mutual; employees are proud of helping to improve and support communities, which in turn helps them to develop their own skills and experience. We have employees who are local school Governors, board members for local nurseries, who help run local sporting clubs and who give talks and demonstrations for schools and local groups.

During 2011 we launched our Employee Charity Panel to encourage and support more staff to get involved with their community. Employees can apply for funding (monetary, product or time) to support any charity or community initiative they are personally involved with. These applications are reviewed by the Panel who meet half yearly to allocate funds to the charities who they think will benefit the most.

IYWAC - The Island Youth Water Activities Centre is a grant aided organisation run for the benefit of all young people on the Isle of Wight. We have helped IYWAC with funding for their new centre and supported equipment purchases. www.iywac.org.uk  

UKSA - A maritine charity that teaches yachting, sailing and watersports courses to all levels and abilities from learning to sail to a career in yachting. UKSA offer practical solutions to help change young lives. www.uksa.org  

Toe in the Water - Toe in the Water uses competitive sailing as a rehabiliation tool  for men and women of our Armed Forces who have sustained profound and traumatic injuries including the loss of limbs. Sailing is used to help them move beyond their injury and become re-inspired by life. www.toeinthewater.org

Ellen MacArthur Trust - The Ellen MacArthur Trust takes young people aged between 8 and 18 sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer, leukemia and other serious illness. www.ellenmacarthurtrust.org 

Cowes Week Fireworks -  Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 1000 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. http://www.aamcowesweek.co.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?map=cw13&ui=cw1&style=std&override=§ion=fi...

Gurnard Sailing Club - Contender National Open Event. Spinlock have supported this meeting for a number of years. www.gurnardsc.org.uk  

John Merricks Sailing Trust - The Trust's aim is to provide help to those young people who display drive, talent and commitment to sailing www.jmst.org.uk  

East Anglian Sailing Trust - The East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST) provides disabled East Anglians and their carers with regular opportunities to access and enjoy sailing activities whilst promoting enhanced independence, confidence and community involvement. www.e-a-s-t.org.uk  

Docklands Canal Boat Trust - DCBT is a registered charity that provides boating holidays and day trips for people with disabilities on the River Lee, River Stort and London’s waterways www.dcbt.org.uk  

Earl Mountbatten Hospice - Walk the Wight is an annual charity event in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight. Staff are encouraged to enter and enjoy training as a team. Spinlock matches sponsorship achieved by employees. www.iwhospice.org  

Isle of Wight Island Games Association - Sailing Team - Spinlock annually support the sailing team with a contribution towards their costs www.natwestislandgames2013.com  

Girl Guides - The leading charity for girls and young women in the UK who are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. Building girls’ confidence and raising their aspirations. www.girlguiding.org.uk  

The Hampton Trust - The Hampton Trust supports families and individuals who are vulnerable or socially excluded through mentoring, support services and educational programmes. www.hamptontrust.org.uk  

Newport Minster - The Spirit of 150 Membership. 150 Island businesses are teaming up to help provide a secure funding foundation for the Newport Minster appeal. The fund will help bring real cultural and community renewal for Islanders and Island visitors. www.newportminster.org