Become a Donor


Over the past 20 years, the Windeward Bound Trust has provided more than 5,000 young Australians with the opportunity to experience an Adventure Under Sail. Our programs build confidence, resilience, a sense of worth and community spirit in the youth of Australia.

You can support our work by making a tax deductible donation today!

Our youth development voyages allow young people to build on their strengths and actively participate in their communities. Our purpose-built training vessel, the STV Windeward Bound, was built by young people, for young people and acts as our floating village by providing personal growth experiences and professional development opportunities to our sail trainees and our voluntary crew. We are grateful to have so many enthusiastic and generous admirers and supporters of our ship and the work that we do.  If you would like to become a supporter, consider the below options:

Donate online using our secure online payment platform (PayPal)

By post
Please send your cheque payable to Windeward Bound Foundation Ltd and return to
Windeward Bound Foundation Ltd
GPO Box 1330
Hobart TAS 7001

Over the phone: Call the office today on 0438 120 599 to make a credit card payment over the phone.

The Windeward Bound Trust has been a Registered Charity with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) since 1999.  Our programs are made possible in part by the ongoing support of individual donors and corporate sponsors. The Windeward Bound Foundation Ltd is a Registered Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient Class 1 that helps support the work of Windeward Bound Trust. Any donation over $2 is tax deductible.



Sponsor a Scholarship

The Trust provides scholarships for mariner training and accreditation through Seafood Training Tasmania and the Australian Maritime College, for which all of our voluntary crew are eligible to apply.  Scholarships vary in amount from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, and normally are distributed to several individuals each year.   Since 1999, Windeward Bound has sponsored the training and certification of over 80 voluntary crew, and has produced 32 Masters and Coxswains.  Please phone 0438 120 599 or email for more information.

Sponsor the Ship

Windeward Bound has had many corporate sponsors over the years, and we would love to work with you to arrange a sponsorship that suits your company's interests.  Sponsorship arrangements might include your company's name listed on our website and advertising materials, an annual daysail for your company's employees, or your logo on a prominent piece of ship's gear such as a sail. 

Photo by Rixt van der Ende