OYT South receives sponsorship from marina company MDL

Sponsorship and donations

Corporate sponsorship

MAKE A DONATION -91.5% of expenditure in 2018-19 went on the direct delivery of our charitable services. We have operated with similar figures for a number of years but in 2019-20, when we were unable to sail at all due to Covid, we focussed on essential expenditure needed to protect the future of the charity.

OYT South would like to thank all the companies who give us generous support, donating funds, gifts-in-kind, or skills – many of which are listed on our major sponsors page.

We are always happy to discuss ways of working with our corporate sponsors so that they benefit from the arrangement. This can mean voyages for staff or their children; corporate days sails for their clients; photographs and publicity; or logos on the boat.

AkzoNobel International Paint Yacht
IP logo (high res - 300dpi)“Ocean Youth Trust South changes the lives of young people by delivering an exciting, rewarding and confidence-building experience. OYT South is staffed by professionals but delivers its service through a dedicated band of volunteers who give up countless hours to help young people from many different backgrounds grow and develop through sail training. AkzoNobel is proud to continue its support for one of the UK’s most successful sail training organisations.”

marinadevelopmentsltdlogo copy“For over 20 years MDL has enjoyed working closely with OYT South where each year we have provided the opportunity of taking deserving youngsters to sea aboard John Laing and Prolific. We very much value our special working relationship with OYT South as they understand our goals and tick every box in terms of creating opportunities for individuals to experience new challenges and to shine as part of a crew. For many, these experiences with OYT South are life changing and become memories to be cherished.”

Raymarine By FLIR Logo (RGB).jpg“Raymarine is proud to support Ocean Youth Trust South in its work to expand the horizons of today’s young adults – it’s a great way to help them recognise both their own potential and that of others in the big wide world out there.”

Our corporate sponsors are not only in the marine industry: we are constantly looking for imaginative ways of creating links with companies in other sectors. For example, S C Johnson Ltd, makers of Toilet Duck, sponsored John Laing’s new toilets in 2005, in order to ensure we had facilities which were worthy of their product.

OYT South is always happy to discuss ideas for new corporate partnerships – contact the office.

Read about the difference your support can make to young people here.

You can also read the impressions of one of our partners after taking part in a voyage with young people here.









“This week has been amazing, I've made friends for life. We all feel a really good sense of achievement.” Kelly, 16