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THE HAVEN ACADAMY

Wednesday September 22nd, 2010
CASH BOOST FOR BOATING ENTHUSIASTS
A new funding scheme for boating enthusiasts has been launched by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The venture called is called ‘The Haven Academy’ and will cover boating projects from four categories, New Build or Restoration, Boating Innovation, Boating Research; and Boating Environment. Backed by boat insurance specialists Haven Knox-Johnston the scheme will offer funding of up to £3000 to successful applicants.
Sailing Icon Sir Robert said of the new endeavour, 'There are plenty of awards for people who succeed - but how many good ideas are being missed because they don't have the funding? So instead of saying ‘well done - you've had a good idea that worked,' the Haven Academy is here to give good ideas some financial help to make them work. So if you've got a good idea, whether it's some new gizmo, a new piece of kit - or even plans to build otter holts on a river bank - we need to hear from you!'
Project proposals are being accepted from individuals, groups, businesses or charities and have to be submitted by 30th November. A panel of leading lights from the boating and maritime community will be chaired by Sir Robin and will choose the best applicants. The bursaries will be awarded at the 2011 Liverpool Boat Show.
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