The RSA Trust is pleased to announce its support for Lea Rowing Club, with a grant towards the purchase of a new boat, the RSA Trust 2. This boat is the sister of a boat the Trust previously funded for the Club, RSA Trust back in 2015.

The boat will be used for the club’s junior squads for training and competition and will enable the Club to build relations with schools and youth groups further upstream from its Hackney base, including the communities around Enfield Lock and Ponders End. The Club has a volunteer schools outreach officer who is creating links with state schools in Hackney, Haringey and Enfield. The Club also offers bursaries for junior membership to pupils from a state school in Tottenham. The school benefits from a three year £20,000 programme to develop rowing there, funding two coaches with indoor (gym) and outdoor sessions.