PSVL are delighted to announce we have been successful in our application for a grant from the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Community Chest Appeal 2019/20, which will go towards the funding of advanced boat courses for our crews.
A grant of £500 has been recieved by Portsmouth and Southsea Voluntary Lifeguards, administered by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF). This money will be used by the club to pay for specialist boat handling and navigation courses for crews who are soon to be helmsman on our inshore rescue boat, Portsea Rescue 1.
The HIWCF is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local need. The community foundation works both with donors who want to give something back to their local communities and voluntary groups providing vital services for local people, such as PSVL. Companies, individuals, families and trusts can establish a fund with the foundation, which supports a growing programme of grant-making to communities. HIWCF is part of a national network of 46 community foundations, one of the fastest growing philanthropic movements in the UK.
For more information about the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation, applying for a grant or donating please visit www.hiwcf.com.