The John Merrricks Sailing Trust supports youth sailing in the United Kingdom.

If you, your sailing club, recognized teaching establishment or community group feel that the Trust could help fund or part-fund a worthwhile project please contact the John Merricks Sailing Trust - see below for details.

All awards are decided by unanimous agreement of all the Trustees.

All applications must be sent via e-mail to:
Please include the following information:


Name and age (must be under 25).
Home address and sailing club details.
Details of your aims or goals.
Specific needs and why do you need our help?
Reference contact number (eg coach, class captain, etc)


Contact name and address of club, school, unit etc
Details of your aims or goals
Specific needs - why do you need our help?
Details of who will benefit from funding.
Details of how project is administered.

It should be noted that once an award has been made, it is extremely unlikely that any second application made to the Trust would be considered – only under exceptional circumstances.

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Total amount awarded in twenty-one years is over £600,000 through 260 grants.

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