Corporate support & Waverley’s economic impact
We warmly welcome support from companies and businesses by way of corporate donations or gifts in kind. Operating Waverley results in Waverley Excursions requiring the services of a wide range of businesses from catering suppliers to shipyards and we welcome support in kind to help us reduce our costs.
Waverley’s economic impact is felt in the many coastal communities she visits during her annual programme of sailings around the U.K. An independent Economic Impact Assessment concluded in 2015 that the operation of Waverley contributes £5.6 million to the U.K. economy with £3.6 million of that total in Scotland. It also stated that Waverley Excursions Limited supports approximately 136 FTE equivalent jobs per annum.
The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS)
The Society was gifted Waverley in 1974 for £1 and helped return her to service in 1975. In total over £3.5 million has been received to date to help keep Waverley sailing. New members are always welcome to join and help ensure Waverley continues to sail on for many more years to come. Visit the PSPS website for more details and to join. Those who join the PSPS aboard Waverley will receive a HALF-PRICE voucher for their next Waverley cruise.
Argyll & Bute Council
Glasgow City Council
North Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire Council
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Boiler Refit Appeal support
The following organisations supported the Boiler Refit Appeal which raised £2.3 million during 2019 to ensure that Waverley was returned to steam:
Corporate Sponsors of Save The Waverley Boiler Refit Appeal are:
UK Railtours – donated £10,000 through raffles on board various rail tours.
Arnold Clark – kindly given a grant of £50,000 towards the Boiler Refit Appeal.
Groups and Clubs
The Astor Foundation
The Martin Charitable Trust
Hector Gordon Russell Trust
The Shalimar Trust
Matheson Todd Trust
The W M Mann Foundation
The JTH Charitable Trust
Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust
The James Wood Bequest Fund
The Netherton Charitable Trust
Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust
Tay Charitable Trust
Margaret H McInnes Trust