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Fundraising for new rescue boat
Deviot Sailing Club is planning to purchase a new rescue boat this year to replace our much loved but ageing “Bramble”. Having a well equipped and reliable rescue boat is essential in providing a safe experience for our members. The cost of the new boat is expected to be around $31,000.
We are submitting grant applications with Sport and Recreation (up to $10,000) and West Tamar Council (up to $5,000). We need to raise the remaining $16,000 through corporate sponsorship, member donations and fund-raising. We plan to make the purchase in the second half of 2017, after the grant results are announced in late June.
For the Sport and Recreation grant, we need to show that we have the matching funding already raised or pledged. This grant closes on Wednesday 15 March, so we need to have $10,000 either donated or pledged by that date.
We have set up a fund with Australian Sports Foundation which will allow tax-deductable donations to be made. The ASF deducts a small percentage for their running costs, but for those that pay tax this is the best way to donate.
For people who don’t need a tax deduction, it is best to donate directly to the club.
If you can make a donation, either:
- Make a Tax deductable contribution at https://asf.org.au/project/dsc-new-rescue-boat.
- Transfer your contribution to the Deviot Sailing Club Account: BSB: 067023, Account no: 028012546. Please put your name in the comments section.
Make a Pledge - on attached pdf.