Donate to Us

We need your donations, large or small, to keep the project rolling. This is ‘your’ project, for you and your community to take pride in and to enjoy, and to boost the vitality of our town by making sure our maritime heritage stays with us. So please – join our Friends of the Longshed scheme for regular donors, or make a one-off donation towards a particular project now!

The Longshed was a bare shell when we took it on and we need everyone’s help to meet the running costs, fit it out and equip it for its future roles.

Current plans include:

  • Building the full scale experimental Anglo-Saxon ship
  • An activities programme, including small scale traditional boatbuilding
  • Maritime heritage on the mezzanine: a viewing gallery for the workshop below, with exhibits and information material, open to all, and available for use by educational groups.

The Trust is very grateful for the local financial and volunteer support it has received in order to get to this stage, from individuals and from local businesses and associations, as well as from Suffolk Coastal District Council. Future funding is being sought from institutions such as the Heritage Lottery Fund and other appropriate bodies, and members of the Trust work hard on seeking out sources and making applications. Please do let us know if you have contacts with organisations that can help us.

We’re using Square Payments to collect donations.

If you prefer to send a cheque or make a bank transfer and are able to add Gift Aid, please download and complete a Gift Aid form and return it to us. Using this form also gives you an option to nominate the part of the project to which you would like to direct your donation.