John Laing in the Solent

Sponsorship and donations

How to make a donation

Thank you very much for supporting OYT South. Your gift will help to ensure that young people continue to enjoy the benefits of adventure under sail.

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.

Gift Aid

If you are a taxpayer, you can use Gift Aid when making a donation to OYT South. This allows us to claim back the tax you have paid, making your gift worth much more to us without costing you a penny extra. Just print out the Gift Aid form, fill it in and return it.

You can also use the Gift Aid form to make regular donations.

Bank transfer

Email us and we can send you our bank details.

Donate online

Click on the button below to donate online using PayPal's secure service. You can either use your own PayPal account to donate, or you can use a credit card.

Donate by phone

You can make a donation over the phone using a credit card. Just call the office on 02392 602278.

Donate by post

Please send a cheque made payable to "Ocean Youth Trust South" to Ocean Youth Trust South, 8 North Meadow, Weevil Lane, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1BP.

Leave a legacy in your will

Please consider remembering Ocean Youth Trust South in your will.


You can donate via Justgiving, or encourage other people to do so - this can work well if you are doing something like a sponsored fundraising event and you hope to get lots of people to contribute.

Other donation ideas

If you would like to talk about other ways of donating to OYT South, including:

Please contact the office, or the webmaster, for more information..

Thank you for your support - it really is appreciated!

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

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








“It has been the best time of my life and I enjoyed it so much I didn’t want to leave.” Ashley, 17