Great News!

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded a grant of £248,318 for MV Balmoral Fund’s project  “Save MV Balmoral for Bristol and Beyond” – with permission to start. Thanks to National Lottery players this is a tribute to hard work put in by volunteers, partners and trustees since the ship last sailed. With support from loyal donors we have, together, kept our ship maintained, actively alive and welcoming as a visible, well-used asset to Bristol and its heritage harbour.

The grant covers funding that will allow us to increase Balmoral’s use and interest for people and events; in inspiring education and in reaching less advantaged communities. 

A major part of the grant will be used for dry-docking the ship at the Albion Yard, Bristol.  Whilst there, authorised work will check, repair and replace elements needed for under-water integrity of the ship for at least another 5 years. 

And it will assist in updating the effectiveness of the charity and the volunteers so important to the management of preserving this wonderful ship – and boosting enthusiasm and potential investment for her future.

Activities and events for the project are revving up and more detail will be published. Open days and Music Nights are regular dates. Balmoral’s teams will be leading community events on the water for Bristol’s Harbour Festival. And we will of course – near the end of June – be celebrating Balmoral’s 75th birthday in style!

Pending general refreshment of this website, please check for events on Balmoral’s Facebook page.

Can You Support Us?

DONATIONS WILL HELP US TO MATCH-FUND THE GRANT. YOUR HELP COULD EVEN BROADEN THE WORK WE CAN ACHIEVE WHILST BALMORAL’S IN THE DRY-DOCK.

Ways of donating / information on Gift Aid etc are described on our secure website page for donations.

MV Balmoral in Dry Dock
Balmoral in the Menai Strait
Nigel Coombes Balmoral Fund President
MV Balmoral at Bristol M Shed
Tour aboard MV Balmoral

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