Charity

Charity gca sailing webSpinlock 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.


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Need a helping hand? We may be able to help. If you are based locally to us and need some hands to make light work of your project then give us a shout.

We would like to support local charities and community organisations who would benefit from a few extra hands. We may be able to offer you up to 40 hours man power to get a job done; such as marshalling, decorating or gardening. It may not be our day job but we’ll always do our best for you. If we can spare the hours depending on our schedule then we’ll be there.

Email sustain@spinlock.co.uk with your requests. Please give as much detail as possible in order for your application to be accepted.


Calvert Trust

The Calvert Trust is the inspiration of John Fryer-Spedding, whose vision was to enable people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside. 

www.calvert-trust.org.uk.

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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.

www.cowesweek.co.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.  

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.   

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

GCA Sailing - Greig City Academy

GCA Sailing has made Greig City Academy the first inner-city London school to have its own sailing club. 5 self-renovated craft and 1,000 sailors strong.  The only London comprehensive school with its own fleet, students each year are taking on the challenge of sailing for the first time.

www.gcasailing.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.

Gurnard Sailing Club

Contender National Open Event. Spinlock have supported this meeting for a number of years. 

www.gurnardsc.org.uk   

Isle of Wight Island Games Association - Sailing Team

Spinlock annually support the sailing team with a contribution towards their costs.

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

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.

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UKSA

A maritime 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.