Swan Trust receives continued support from Shetland Charitable Trust

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2 December 2021

The Swan Trust is among 29 local projects and charities to receive funding from the Shetland Charitable Trust for 2022/23.

The Charitable Trust recently approved a total of £8.6 million funding in 2022/23 across the 29 recipients, with The Swan Trust receiving £28,300 towards its core costs. This support will help enable the Trust to continue to deliver its volunteering and sailing opportunities to the community, as well as promote and keep Shetland’s maritime heritage alive.

This is the third year in a row The Swan Trust has received support from The Charitable Trust, with £28,300 awarded in 2021/22 and £14,000 in 2020/21.

Swan Trust Chairman, David Goodlad, said “The Trust would like to thank The Shetland Charitable Trust for their continued support and belief in our objectives. With Covid restrictions, it has been a tough couple of years for our community, and The Swan Trust. This funding has enabled the Trust to come through this tough period and support our community again, which is in need of the services we provide now more than ever. We are hopeful for a full sailing season next year, and look forward to helping our community continue to recover and build towards The Tall Ships Races returning to Shetland in 2023.”

You can find details of all the organisations supported by the Shetland Charitable Trust here


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