Project Oarsome Refurbishment

Since Spring 2015  the Rowing Foundation, supported by the Henley Stewards' Charitable Trust, and British Rowing, has allocated grants of up to £4000 for the refurbishment of boats used by juniors, to eight rowing clubs throughout the country.  Initially only Project Oarsome boats manufactured by Janousek were eligible for the scheme but after a review by the Trustees, it has been decided that, for the time being, all boats regardless of the original manufacture that are being used EXCLUSIVELY by juniors are eligible for the scheme.

The applications will be dealt with by the Trustees of the Rowing Foundation and there will be one grant each month

The applications are to be submitted in the form of a handwritten A4 sheet of plain paper by a junior rower who has been through the J14 category reflecting their passion for the sport and the need to get their boats refurbished.

Applications are to be submitted by the last day of each month:

Could you please scan/attach the documents and submit the application by email here 

They will be assessed by Trustees of the Rowing Foundation and the successful and unsuccessful applicants will be advised within 14 days. An unsuccessful club may submit a new application in 4 months. 

The application should be accompanied by a binding letter signed by the Club Chairman, Secretary , Treasurer or other appropriately authorised Officer itemising the boats that need to be refurbished, confirming that the submission has the approval of the committee and that the funds required to be met by the Club are already available, and also the name of the repairer proposed repairer .  Please also provide phone and email contacts.

Arrangements have been agreed with a number of repairers throughout the country.  

The funding available by way of a contribution from the Rowing Foundation is a maximum of £4,000.00 (including VAT) or such lesser sum being a maximum of 50% of the refurbishment cost of the boats sent to the repairer. The clarification of the scope of Refurbishment is a Hull and Tops Service  and any repair work beyond this must be itemised in a printed estimate and submitted to the Rowing Foundation before the extra work is carried out..

All boats refurbished under this scheme will be required to display a saxboard sticker on each side indicating the contribution of the Funders.

Please address any enquiries regarding this scheme here

Here are some of the excellent letters we have received.