NBS Charitable Giving and sponsorship
Annually National Boat Shows, the organiser of the
Southampton and London Boat Show provides support to a large number
of charities, fund-raisers and good causes. On a daily basis
National Boat Shows receive many requests for tickets,
monetary and raffle prize donations from equally deserving
causes but unfortunately we cannot offer help to all.
Below are some of the guidelines that we follow.
Each year National Boat Shows selects a
maximum of three Official Charities per Show, these are:
· The Official Local
· The Official National
· The Official Marine
Each Official Charity selected will benefit
from headline Charity status, being featured on Show promotional
material and Show website as well as the British Marine Federation
website as the owner of National Boat Shows, a donation presented
at the Show, a donation of tickets as well as ticket offer to
advertise to their own database.
In addition, the PSP Southampton Boat Show
Ladies Day has its own Official Charity. Ladies Day is a chance for
the Ladies at the Show to dress to impress and the day is always
packed with activities such as a ‘Best Dressed’, Racing Challenge
and much more.
To be considered as one of National Boat Shows
Official Charities for either Show please submit a short written
application on headed paper to the address below. Proposals will be
considered no later than the preceding 1st April for the
Southampton Show from 2013, applications for 2012 shall be
submitted by 1st May 2012 and 1st July for
the London Show.
National Boat Shows will not in general make monetary or stand
space donations to charities other than those selected as an
Official Charity. However, applications will be considered on a
case by case basis.
Should you not wish to apply for Official
Charity status to may apply for Show tickets for raffle/fund
raising purposes; these applications will be considered on a case
by case basis.
In determining eligibility for funding all of
the following criteria are considered:
• Must be a ‘not for profit’ organisation or a
charity registered with the UK Charity Commission
• Must be of benefit to a particular group,
region, locality or cause.
• Applications must be made in writing
The following criteria make organisations
• Political parties or religious groups
• Organisations which do not directly benefit
the wider or local community
• Foundations that are themselves grant-making
• Sponsorship for trips or tours
PLEASE NOTE: All charitable donations
given by National Boat Shows or its parent the British Marine
Federation are entirely at the Company’s discretion.
How to Apply
To apply for Official Charity status or
charitable help, please write to (please note that requests will
only be accepted in writing):
British Marine Federation
Thorpe Lea Road
Due to the volume of applications National
Boat Shows receive we will only respond to successful