Criteria for Refurbishment Grants

This scheme is open to any boat belonging to a UK rowing club which is used exclusively for Juniors or those in full-time education.

The maximum award is the smaller of £4,000 (including VAT) or 50% of the refurbishment cost of the boat(s) sent to the repairer.  The scope of the refurbishment is a “Hull and Tops Service” and any repair work beyond this must be approved by the Rowing Foundation before the extra work is carried out.

You are responsible for sourcing a quote for the work from a boat repairer of your choice, however we do have arrangements in place with a number of boat repairers throughout the country.

All boats refurbished under this scheme will be required to display a saxboard sticker on each side indicating the contribution of the Rowing Foundation & Henley Royal Regatta Charitable Trust in funding the work.  We provide these stickers directly to the boat repairers.


Requirements when Submitting an Application

Refurbishment grants are awarded on an ongoing basis so there is no specific deadline for submitting an application.

In order for the Trustees to consider an application, we require:

  • submission of a completed online Application Form (see below)
  • a “Letter of Support” in the form of a handwritten A4 sheet of plain paper by a junior rower at the Club who has been through the J14 category, reflecting their passion for the sport and the need to get their boats refurbished
  • confirmation of the statement on the form that your Club’s half of the funds are already available
  • a copy of the Quote received for the proposed refurbishment work (if your application is successful, we will pay 50% of this amount up to a maximum of £4,000 including VAT)

If we award a grant then the Terms & Conditions of the Award must be endorsed by two Officers of the Club/Organisation (Chair, Captain, Secretary, etc)

If you have any queries about your potential application then please get in touch via the “Contact Us” page.

Supported by Henley Royal Regatta Charitable Trust