We are a Social Enterprise

Port Edgar Watersports CIC was set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by guarantee because we want to use the Centre to make a positive social difference in the world.

As a social enterprise our:

  • Focus is on using the Centre to support adults and young people with experience of being in the Scottish Care System to move towards a more positive future.
  • Assets are locked into the business.
  • Profits are reinvested back into the company to ensure we offer everyone a high quality experience and to achieve our social aims.
  • We are signed up to The Code – Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland.
Our Social Impacts Programme

Our Social Impacts Programme aims to make a real positive difference to the lives of care experienced people in Scotland. Statistics published by Who Cares? Scotland show the inequality experienced by people in the care system in Scotland. We believe watersports are an excellent way to develop skills to overcome a range of challenges and improve life chances, particularly in relation to education, unemployment and health.

Watersports offer a fantastic opportunity build skills in a very hands on learning environment. As a training centre most of our courses work towards a nationally recognised qualification but our primary focus is the development of soft skills. Skills which are portable, transferable, and valuable such as; self confidence, emotion regulation, stress management, persistence, patience and self growth.

We work with participants to develop a course that meets there needs and can run anything from a one off introductory session to a 12 week skills development programme.

Courses are fully funded or heavily subsidised, and we are able to lead, or be a key partner, in funding applications which increase the watersports opportunities for care experienced people at Port Edgar Watersports CIC.

We recognise that longer term support is much more effective than one off events. Once a course is completed we continue to work with participants to help them stay engaged with watersports and build on the skills they have learnt.

Free Watersports Session

We are currently looking for care experienced people to take part in free watersports sessions in keelboating, dinghy sailing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. There is a minimum age of 8 years old for most of our courses, but there is no upper age limit. Participants need to be referred to us by a support organisation.

If you would like to take part in this, or work with us in any other way to make a difference, please contact Caroline on 0131 319 1820 or caroline@portedgarwatersports.com

Sailing to Enhance Wellbeing

Sailing to Enhance Wellbeing

Find out how sailing is supporting people to enhance their health, education and employment opportunities. Funded by Awards for All Scotland

Case Study - Cyrenians Keelboat Session

Case Study - Cyrenians Keelboat Session

See how a group from Cyrenians got on when they took two keelboats out

Donate to our Social Impact Programme

Donate to our Social Impact Programme

100% of your donation goes towards our Social Impact Programme