Founding Funder and Public Appeals: The Trust seeks help to Float the Milton Keynes Community Boat!

The Milton Keynes Community Boat is an enormously exciting venture – developing one of the first fully-electric community boats, with generous support from core Trust partners Milton Keynes Parks Trust and Crest Nicholson/Campbell Wharf, and from Milton Keynes Community Foundation. We have secured £80,000 in funding and need to secure a further £55,000 by 01 March so that we can place the order for the boat in time to start offering cruises this summer.

Trust members will be aware of the major positive impact that the John Bunyan Community Boat has had, both for the Trust and for Bedford, since its launch in 2013. The JB was floated with generous support from Trust members in terms of both donations and loans. Now in 2020 we hope that Trust members will support the development of our second Enterprise, which has great potential to raise both awareness of and funds for the Trust within the Milton Keynes area.

An Appeal has gone out to Trust members inviting them to become a Founding Funder for the Milton Keynes Community Boat, with a donation and/or loan, as set out in the table below.

A Public Appeal https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/12061#!/DonationDetails has also been opened for Trust members and members of the public who would like to support the project in this way. The Founding Funders scheme is also open to the public.

For more information on the project:  www.campbellwharf.co.uk/discover/campbell-wharfs-new-community-trip-boat

For information and queries on the Founding Funder and Public Appeals, contact Jane Wolfson of the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterways Trust jane.wolfson@mkcommunityboat.org

Founding Funder Appeal Options

Level

Donation

Loan

Recognition (benefits within HMRC guidelines for Gift Aid)

Platinum

£1,000

or more

£5,000

or more

Listing on the Founding Funders Plaque on board

2 ‘gold tickets’ for the inaugural weekend cruises

4 ‘cream tea cruise’ tickets in 2020/21

Opportunity to put a boat name in the Suggestion Box

Gold

£500

£2,500

Listing on the Founding Funders Plaque on board

1 ‘gold ticket’ for the inaugural weekend cruises

2 ‘cream tea cruise’ tickets in 2020/21

Opportunity to put a boat name in the Suggestion Box

Silver

£250

£1,000

4 public cruise tickets in 2020/21

Listing on the full Funders List on the Trust website

Opportunity to put a boat name in the Suggestion Box

Bronze

£100

£500

2 public cruise tickets in 2020

Listing on the full Funders List on the Trust website

Opportunity to put a boat name in the Suggestion Box