About the 1851 Trust

The Trust runs an impressive range of exciting activities to inspire young people, recognising the diversity of their skills and interests and recognising the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects to their futures.

Our core activities include:

The Tech Deck and Education Centre

Opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, the Tech Deck offers students a unique, interactive and behind-the-scenes experience, enabling them to get close to the boats, people and technologies in development at the team base in Portsmouth.



Supported by BT, this online platform provides free teaching resources for 11-16 year olds. Curriculum-linked modules for Physics, Maths, Design & Technology, Biology and Chemistry each feature engaging short films, interactive and differentiated worksheets using real-life examples from a professional sports team.


We create unique programmes, combining sailing and STEM education elements to help bring learning to life.
Take a look at our projects which are inspiring the #NextGeneration


The world needs a steady stream of skilled and innovative people to solve the fascinating challenges we face now and in the future. The 1851 Trust is encouraging young people to consider sustainability in all its forms and become part of the solution and drive sustainability forward.

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