FACT is an outdoor activity centre based in Tollesbury, serving nearly 2,000 residential and day visitors a year, chiefly children and young people.
FACT aims to develop young people’s talents, teamwork, leadership and character through sailing and a range of adventure activities. Each year around 75% (1,300) of FACT’s beneficiaries are children and young people who attend as part of youth groups, school trips and RYA training courses. Groups also include young people in substance abuse programmes, children and young people with learning and physical disabilities, refugee families, young homeless people and young carers.
Since 2013, 1,613 young people from low-income backgrounds have been supported by FACT’s bursary fund.
Andrew Eastham, FACT’s CEO said
“We have a long-standing relationship with Trinity House which dates back to 1991 when we purchased the former No. 15 Lightvessel and transformed her into Trinity, our unique residential floating activity centre. We are very grateful for all the support Trinity House has offered FACT over the years, most recently in awarding us the Waterborne Training and Access Grant which has given a huge boost to our Training budget, as well as a regional donation of £4,000 towards the purchase of a new engine for our launch. We look forward to accommodating many more young people on board Trinity and giving them some life long memories and skills.”