Other Charitable Projects

More about the projects supported by the Shipwrights

Other Charitable Projects

Grants to Academic Institutions:

"To be able to give students some meaningful ship acquaintance and sea going experience" is the cry of most universities running maritime courses. This broadens the students' outlook, helps them to understand ships better and improves the liaison between shipowners, naval architects, shipyards and managers. At present the Company, through legacies, gives modest amounts to two universities to help students with placements during the summer vacations. Judging by the students' written reports these are valuable but the Company would like to include other universities and to widen the scope so that visits to shipyards, ports and seagoing opportunities are available to more students, particularly of naval architecture and marine engineering. The Company hopes to raise this support to £40,000 per annum.

Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme (please click here for more information about this scheme)

Maritime And Other Charitable Giving:

Regular grants are made to a number of charities with maritime links. Examples include maintenance grants for the Training Launch "Thames Shipwright, contributions to the work of the British Maritime Federation, and to the Thames Barge Race.  Responsive donations are also made to maritime projects where youth is involved, 19 causes benefited under this heading at a cost of £54,000 during the financial year 2016/2017.