Welcome to the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation website, home of Treasure Seekers.

Helping children with the widest ocean to cross in teenage years

Welcome to the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation website, home of Treasure Seekers.

Make horizon-expanding sea discoveries

Welcome to the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation website, home of Treasure Seekers.

Helping children with the widest ocean to cross in teenage years

Welcome to the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation website, home of Treasure Seekers.

Come alive with positive ambition, confidence and determination

Welcome to the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation website, home of Treasure Seekers.

Experience the thrill and skill of sailing

Welcome to the Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation website, home of Treasure Seekers.

Become curious explorers of interests and talents

Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation

The Sir Thomas Lipton Foundation exists as a registered charity (SC041451) because of one simple belief. It is this: We cannot afford to lose the talents and contribution of any of our children, for their sake, for the sake of the prosperity of all, and for the sake of the future of our blue planet.

 Whether or not children grow up in areas of deprivation or circumstances of disadvantage, should be totally irrelevant. What matters is that all children, regardless of where they come from or who they are, deserve a fair opportunity to discover and achieve what they are capable of.

What we do, is deliver a challenging maritime programme for whole class groups of 10-12-year-old children who are least likely to make those discoveries without outside help. It’s about steering them, before critical teenage years, to a better understanding of their potential, being more confident about who they are and what they can be. That’s why we call it Buoyed Up.

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Thank you to all of our partners and supporters who make Buoyed Up possible.

Badenoch & Co,  BAe Systems,  Ballyholme Yacht Club,  Belfast Harbour,  BP Shipping,  Anne Brady,  Brightlingsea Rotary Club,  Brightlingsea Sailing Club,  Caledonian MacBrayne,  Canberra Yacht Club,  Castle Semple Centre Lochwinnoch,  City of Glasgow College,  Clyde Cruising Club,  Clyde Marine Training,  CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP,  Essex Youth Trust,  Hugh Fraser Foundation,  The Gannochy Trust,  The Hedley Foundation,  The Geoff Herrington Foundation,  Larry Keating,  W M Mann Foundation,  Maritime Skills Alliance,  The John Mather Trust The Matheson Todd Trust,  Geraldine McCaughrean,  Philip McFarland,  Tom McKenzie,  The MEB Charitable Trust,  Merchant Navy Training Board,  Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE,  Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust,  Northern Lighthouse Board,  Northern Marine,  Prestwick Sailing Club,  Captain and Crew of Queen Mary II,  The Robertson Trust,  The Royal Navy,  Sail Africa,  Worshipful Company of Shipwrights,  Souter Charitable Trust,  The Stanley Morrison Charitable Trust,  Stream Marine Training,  Swedish Maritime Museums,  Teekay Shipping,  Trinity House,  Sir Boyd Tunnock CBE,  Unilever PLC,  V Ships,  Witherby Publishing Group,  The M M Wyllie Charitable Trust

Badenoch & Co,  BAe Systems,  Ballyholme Yacht Club,  Belfast Harbour,  BP Shipping,  Anne Brady,  Brightlingsea Rotary Club,  Brightlingsea Sailing Club,  Caledonian MacBrayne,  Canberra Yacht Club,  Castle Semple Centre Lochwinnoch,  City of Glasgow College,  Clyde Cruising Club,  Clyde Marine Training,  CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP,  Essex Youth Trust,  Hugh Fraser Foundation,  The Gannochy Trust,  The Hedley Foundation,  The Geoff Herrington Foundation,  Larry Keating,  W M Mann Foundation,  Maritime Skills Alliance,  The John Mather Trust The Matheson Todd Trust,  Geraldine McCaughrean,  Philip McFarland,  Tom McKenzie,  The MEB Charitable Trust,  Merchant Navy Training Board,  Sir Michael Morpurgo OBE,  Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust,  Northern Lighthouse Board,  Northern Marine,  Prestwick Sailing Club,  Captain and Crew of Queen Mary II,  The Robertson Trust,  The Royal Navy,  Sail Africa,  Worshipful Company of Shipwrights,  Souter Charitable Trust,  The Stanley Morrison Charitable Trust,  Stream Marine Training,  Swedish Maritime Museums,  Teekay Shipping,  Trinity House,  Sir Boyd Tunnock CBE,  Unilever PLC,  V Ships,  Witherby Publishing Group,  The M M Wyllie Charitable Trust