Welcome to The Rowing Foundation                                                                                                                                        


Putting young people on the waterThe Rowing Foundation is a registered charity. Its purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.

The Foundation gives grants of £500-£4,000 (up to 50% of the overall cost of the project) to help organisations and clubs involved in on water elements of the sport of Rowing who are individually affiliated to British Rowing (other than via their governing body) and whose requirements may be too small or who may be otherwise ineligible for an approach to the National Lottery or other similar sources of funds.

Funds are limited and statistically the Foundation favours giving grants for equipment that will be used on the water and exclusively for juniors and the disabled of all ages. 

For more information on how to apply for a Rowing Foundation Grant, or to support the Foundation, please click on the links above.

Boat Refurbishment  

ANY boats in the UK that are being used exclusively by juniors are eligible for the scheme.

The Rowing Foundation


The Foundation wishes to acknowledge the support it has received by way of legacies and donations over the years including those received from the Estates of the late Peter Coni, Pat Sherwin and John Veats and The Lord Mayor of City of London Appeal 2012. Henley Royal Regatta Charitable Trust have made significant annual donations for more than 15 years and continue to support The Foundation in its work.


Single Donation form

Foundation was registered as Charity No. 281688 on 31st December, 1980

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Application Deadlines (Capital Grants)

Applications for the March 21st 2024 meeting close on 22nd February 

Please be aware the initial assessment of applications is based on the information on the form, so it is in your interest to fill it in as fully as possible indicating precisely what you want and how you are going to raise 50% of the funds towards it. Approximately half the applications are initially rejected because the applicant has provided INSUFFICIENT DETAILS regarding why the equipment is needed, and specifically how the applicant has, or is planning to, raise the funds.

Applications for Refurbishment Grants close on the first day of each month.


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