Newsletter: As anticipated, the summer term is proving to be busy! 


As anticipated, the summer term is proving to be busy! We will have inspired thousands of young people across the UK through our exciting STEM and sailing programmes. It is fantastic to see the young people buzzing from their experience and wanting to find out more. The teacher feedback, like that below shows we are making a difference to how young people imagine their futures.

“These kinds of opportunities offered to young people are immeasurable. I am sure they will have great memories of being involved in these workshops and sailing which will last a lifetime. For many this may be their only chance to experience such activities. So, a huge thank you to everyone for making such a difference in young people’s lives and giving them unique, fun, and inspiring opportunities.”

We are delighted that this impact is being recognised and this term we have been awarded grants by Children in Need, Garfield Weston Foundation, Big Lottery Fund and the People’s Postcode Lottery. We are grateful for the support of these funders and look forward to working with them this year.

Thank you for your support.
Ben Cartledge, CEO.


Nationwide Roadshow programme

Following hugely successful events in 2017, our Next Generation Roadshow is back. The nationwide prgroamme offers young people a stimulating day applying real-life examples of the challenges that Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup team face in their challenge to bring the Cup home. Roadshows have already been delivered in Portsmouth, the North East, London and Scotland to over 800 pupils.

The action packed days, which have been carefully designed by the Trust’s Education Team, give young people the opportunity to find out how design and engineering challenges have evolved over time. Students analyse unique surveys and blueprints from the 1930’s provided by our Partner, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, and compare with the latest boat designs.

Have a look at their impact here.


Looking ahead to Lendy Cowes Week

Lendy Cowes Week is just around the corner (4th – 11th August) and we’re proud to be the Official Charity of this world-famous regatta.

Throughout the week we will be delivering a programme of fun and engaging workshops and activities for young people inspired by the excitement of America’s Cup sailing. We will also be raising awareness of the our work with sailors and visitors to the Isle of Wight.

Further information on our plans can be found here.


First Community Partner 

We are delighted to welcome Will Overton and his company, Vectis Refrigeration, as our very first Community Partner. Vectis Refrigeration recognise the work that 1851 Trust is doing to inspire young people to aim higher and to explore science, engineering and technology in an innovative way.  The Next Generation of engineers are essential to the growth of Will’s company and he is committed to supporting the community that he lives and works in. Our Community Partners will help to spread the message of the 1851 Trust whilst having fun raising some money to support our work.

If you would like to know more about your company becoming a Community Partner, please contact Rebecca on

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