Sports Wales' Be Active Fund

DYC Awarded Grant


Media Release: 16 August 2023   Dovey Yacht Club ~ Clwb Hwylio Dyfi - YEAR TWO OF THREE YEAR PROJECT

In mid August 2023  Dovey Yacht Club ~ Clwb Hwylio Dyfi was awarded a grant of £22,856 by Sport Wales Be Active Wales Fund, aimed at supporting grassroots sports clubs in Wales. The club has contributed 10% of the grant.

Huw Jones-Williams, Project lead for the club said, “The three year project, ‘Hwylio am Hwyl ~ Sailing for Fun’, is designed to increase local participation in enjoying sailing on the Dyfi Estuary for all ages and abilities.”

“One year on we have made strong progress in increasing local sailing participation rates and with the support of both the All Afloat charity and RYA Cymru in running a Saturday morning local youth sailing club. In addition we have increased our available coach development team.”

“The 2023 grant has specifically been awarded to fund:-

(1)  AN ADDITIONAL NEW SAFETY BOAT which will help us to continue to prioritise safe and fun sailing using our fleet of sailing dinghies and give greater flexibility in their use. Some of these dinghies were funded by Sport Wales in 2022.

(2) ADDITIONAL COACH DEVELOPMENT which will further upskill the training of local members to increase participation rates.  Thanks to @WelshGovernment and @LottoGoodCauses players for their support.”

Des George, Club Commodore said, “This 2023 grant funding will provide further opportunities for the club to increase active sailing participation and become even more inclusive and sustainable within the local community.  Please contact the club if you are interested in participating.”

To contact the club please visit    Email: sailing

Thanks to the Welsh Government and money from The National Lottery, the Be Active Wales Fund enables clubs to apply for grants to get more people participating, or to help keep people taking part in clubs and activities into the future.

For information on the ‘Be Active Wales Fund’ please visit

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