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Family Fun Days on board the Ship Bank Holiday weekend last year

Posted on 28/08/2020 by Anne Budd


Looking back at happy times when the ship was open and Families Fun days were in full flight..... Lovely to see children enjoying our family activities on board the ship. Come and have a go yourself!  Let's look forward to the reopening of the Ship as soon as lockdown rules allow when we can open every Sunday from 11:30am-4:00pm

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We are delighted to announce that Charlotte is returning from furlough!

Posted on 23/07/2020 by Anne Budd

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We are delighted to announce that on 1st August Charlotte will be returning from furlough to her two days a week employment. Charlotte was employed as our Project Manager under the OH project but before she was furloughed we had received grants from The Pilgrim Trust and Awards for All for further work, which Charlotte will manage. Looking longer…

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Annual General Meeting of the Steamship Freshspring Trust

Posted on 17/07/2020 by Anne Budd


This year the Annual General Meeting of the Steamship Freshspring Trust will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday 1st August 2020 via Zoom online conferencing, The decision to hold the Annual General Meeting as an online meeting is brought about by Government recommendation on gatherings and social distancing due to Covid-19. If you are a member of the Trust,…

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National Volunteers Week - Thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm

Posted on 04/06/2020 by Anne Budd

National Volunteers Week (1st-7th June) gives us an excuse to say thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers. The Freshspring Trust couldn't continue without your help and support, so thank you for your commitment and enthusiasm. National Volunteer Week also gives us the opportunity to say a special thank you to our volunteers who have made…

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Steamship Freshspring Trust - Update 6

Posted on 06/05/2020 by Anne Budd

Lockdown goes on, and so does essential work on the ship! We need to keep oiling and shaping the new mast and the activity is welcome by those volunteers who would otherwise be shut up at home feeling detached from life and people. Mental wellbeing is very important. We will be jet washing the exterior of the ship in due course once the weather…

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Steamship Freshspring Trust Update 5

Posted on 21/04/2020 by Anne Budd

Lockdown has meant a slowdown in activity on the ship, but we are still working on the new mast as it will start to crack – and then become useless - if we do not regularly treat it. We are marking it in readiness for rounding from its current ‘squared’ state. We are hard at work putting the final touches to the Lottery report following…

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14th April - Steamship Freshspring Trust Update 4

Posted on 14/04/2020 by Anne Budd

As mentioned last week, the Lottery suspended all new grant applications and is making a £50m fund available to help existing grantees – of which Freshspring is one – to ensure survival over the next four months. We are evaluating the criteria and will apply if we can. Our bank – CAFBank – has also made a fund available…

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6th April - Steamship Freshspring Trust Update 3

Posted on 06/04/2020 by Anne Budd

As of late last week, the Lottery suspended all new grant applications so our intended next submission is on hold. Instead the Lottery is drafting guidance for a £50m fund aimed at helping existing grantees to weather the effects of the Covid virus so, in effect, protecting their investments made to date. The grant criteria is expected this week…

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Coronavirus - SSFT Update 2

Posted on 31/03/2020 by Anne Budd

An update on the last day of March – 1st April (April Fool’s Day) might not be the best day to pick! We have now closed the ship to all but emergency and safety work – ensuring watertight integrity and mooring lines. We have contacted the Police to explain our intention to visit with a maximum of two people at a time for those purposes…

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