Two Cornish water rescue charities have won more than £21,000 in government funding to
support their lifesaving work.
Perranporth Surf Lifesaving Club was awarded £12,615.62 while Surf Life Saving Cornwall was given
The money came from the Inshore and Inland Rescue Boat Grant Fund, administered by the Department
The fund, now in its fourth year, supports the work of charities that provide water rescue services day
in, day out on coastal and inland waters, sometimes in extreme weather.
The money helps charities to buy new boats, launch vehicles, lifejackets and other equipment.
Sarah Newton, the local MP said: “I’m delighted the government has given these two local charities funding to buy
essential equipment and support their important work.
“Both charities play a crucial role in keeping people safe around the Cornish coastline, providing
education, training and events and assisting those in difficulty thanks to their brave teams of volunteers.
“The government is committed to supporting the vital work of water rescue charities and ensuring they
have the equipment and resources they need to provide their lifesaving services.
Cornwall Search and Rescue Team, based in St Dennis, was awarded £25,260.90.
The 2017/18 awards provided £1million to 62 projects across the UK, bringing the total investment to
more than £3.5million since 2014.
Pics from Perranporth SLSC