Sea Cadets is delighted to announce that a £304,000 LIBOR funding bid for a new cadet portal has been granted.
The announcement was made in today’s Budget, and paves the way for the interactive online gateway, Waypoint, which will allow 14,000 cadets to manage their training progression and personal development digitally.
The project is cadet-led, and aims to inspire competition, camaraderie and participation, consistent with how young people typically connect today. It will be accessible to all 14,000 sea cadets, who will be able to search, interact with the charity, progress their training and select courses and experiences that will build personal skills such as motivation, self-confidence, leadership, communication and team working.
Waypoint will also act as a spring-board to joining Sea Cadets, allowing young people to experience life-changing opportunities, such as offshore voyages and boating, all while earning nationally recognised qualifications. In turn, this improves life skills and physical and mental wellbeing, and helps teenagers to meet new people.
LIBOR funding is awarded to projects that support the UK’s Armed Forces and Emergency Services communities across the UK, and comes from fines collected from banks.
The portal is scheduled to launch in 2019.