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How to Apply

Since first awarded in 1983, grants in excess of $1,000,000 have been made. Applications for grants and awards shall be made by fully completing the electronic application form available on this website (www.RonToughYachtingFoundation.com.au) and submitting with your photos prior to the specified closing date. Apply here

If you are applying for a Grant you are also able to nominate yourself for the Syd Corser Scholarship using the same application form.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION (Individuals and Teams)

Grant applications for Individuals are available to all West Australian Sailors who are current members of an Australian Sailing affiliated club.

An individual/team must have proven performance at a National Level in their area of endeavour and be able to continue and progress towards excellence at an International level.

We encourage you to please make sure all information is correct and relevant so The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation can make a fair review of your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

YACHT CLUBS, CLASS ASSOCIATIONS (and other volunteer organisations)

Grants applications are also invited from Yacht Clubs and Class Associations to assist with the provision of essential equipment and training programs that increase participation and skills within our sport.  The Ron Tough Yachting Foundation recognises the essential role played by many of the volunteer based organisations within sailing that have limited access to funding and welcomes applications for assistance.


Applicants will be notified by email if they are successful or unsuccessful after the selection process in March. The Board’s decision will be complete and final.

Grants will be presented at the annual Ron Tough Yachting Foundation Awards Night. This year, it will be held at Mounts Bay Sailing Club, Australia 11 Drive, Crawley, WA 6009, on Thursday 28th April, commencing at 6.00pm.

N.B. It is one of the conditions of receiving a grant, that the b
eneficiary be at the Awards Night to receive it in person.

Funds awarded to Grant applicants will be paid via EFT once advice of the recipients banking details has been received by the Treasurer and fulfilment of their obligations (as detailed in their application) has been received and deemed satisfactory.

If you have any questions, please email  on: chairman@rontoughyachtingfoundation.com.au or secretary@rontoughyachtingfoundation.com.au