SITA Funding Boost for Queen Mary Sailing Club
Queen Mary Sailing Club is today celebrating the news that it has received a £48,457.00 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project "Making Sailing More Accessible at Queen Mary ".
Funding will allow the purchase of sailing equipment to allow more people to get involved with sailing and windsurfing at QMSC. Backing this equipment up with an increased number of courses, a pathway for beginners to get into regular sailing, and an increased number of sessions to ensure retention in the sport. Supported by coaching days aimed at increasing the retention of people in the sport, including youth and adult race training, windsurf coaching and coach support for social sailing a the club.
Andrew Craig, Commodore, commented, “This funding will have a significant impact for our members, for people wanting to start sailing and for all the activities we do at Queen Mary. We are delighted to receive this award from SITA, it is a considerable amount and the club is truly grateful.”
Marek Gordon CEO and Chairman of SITA Trust added “We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the Landfill Communities Fund. This important source of funding has been available since 1997 and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.2 billion.”
SITA Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is available for projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.
For information on how to apply for funding from SITA Trust call (01454) 262910 or visit www.sitatrust.org.uk
SITA Trust is an independent funding body set up in 1997 to provide funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. To date SITA Trust has supported more than 3,500 projects to a combined value of over £99 million.
Enhancing Communities - SITA Trust funding enhances communities in England, Scotland and Wales by supporting community driven projects to improve vital public recreation facilities such as village halls, community centres, sport, heritage, green spaces and play areas.
Enriching Nature - SITA Trust funding enriches nature by supporting biodiversity conservation projects in England and Wales
Landfill Tax and the Landfill Communities Fund
SITA Trust receives its funding through HM Government’s Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is donated by SITA UK, one of the nation’s leading recycling and resource management companies.
Any rubbish that is thrown away and cannot be reused ends up in a landfill site. Operators of landfill sites collect tax on each tonne of landfill for HM Treasury. The purpose of this tax is to make it more expensive to put waste into landfill, in turn encouraging us to reduce our waste and recycle more.
A small proportion of this tax can be used to support a wide range of environmental projects near landfill sites, through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF). Through the LCF over £1 billion has been invested in UK projects. SITA Trust is part of the LCF, which is regulated on behalf of HM Government’s Revenue & Customs by ENTRUST. For further information, please visit www.entrust.org.uk.