The Marine Industry Foundation (MIF) has granted $4000 to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron in Victoria. The funds will be used by the Squadron to implement a project to attract more people to participate in the Squadrons Sailability program and to increase the number of volunteers actively involved in the program.
MIF Director Andrew Chapman said the Foundation was pleased to support this project that is aligned with a core objective of the Foundation to broaden accessibility to recreational boating. “The Foundation supports projects across Australia. This is our first grant in Victoria. We look forward to building awareness of the Foundation in Victoria and to increasing the giving and receiving of Foundation funding in the State.”
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron General Manager Ross Kilborn said: “This Marine Industry Foundation grant will enable Sailability at Blairgowrie to communicate to the broader community how accessible sailing and boating really are and how rewarding it can be to be involved, as either a sailor or volunteer.”
The next close off date for MIF funding is 30 September 2018. Details of MIF and the support it provides to the recreational marine industry are available on the Foundation’s website.