As an independent lifeboat, we are one of a family that makes up around a quarter of all Lifeboats in the UK and Ireland; we are also one of just three in the South of Scotland, which boasts half of all independent lifeboats in Scotland. Being an independent, wholly volunteer-run Lifeboat comes with its challenges, one of which can be our visibility to raise funds in the shadow of our good friends the RNLI.
That makes every penny donated and raised, which adds up to around £30,000 a year in running costs, vital and appreciated.
As a result, our supporters have kept our Lifeboat on service, on-call 24/7 every day of every year with no callout unresponded in over 40 years: with nearly 470 callouts and the accrual of over 63,500 hrs of active volunteer service.
Our lifeboat crew today are the custodians of a proud legacy of extensive knowledge, experience and history gained over those four decades of service. This proud legacy is matched only by the extraordinary gift of support from the community we belong to and serve.
How Much Does It Cost?
The annual cost of running the lifeboat is around £30,000 per year. We hold a reserve of £15,000 for unexpected expenses such as emergency repairs and replacement of essential equipment (to avoid the risk of boats or response vehicles being out of service while we seek to raise funds for unplanned expenses).
Our annual accounts are first submitted to an independent examiner and then final accounts and the annual report sent to OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator) for approval. See our previous Nith Inshore Rescue report on the OSCR website HERE.
If you would like to see our most recent accounts please email our email@example.com
How you can help
You can send us a donation by clicking the donate button below or at the top of the page. You can also send a cheque to the Treasurer, Nith Inshore Rescue, Glencaple, Dumfries DG1 4RD.
By joining our weekly Tote Draw you could help provide us with much-needed regular income.
Supporters and Sponsors
We are very grateful to the many funders, businesses, workplace groups, clubs, societies and individuals who have generously supported us in recent months through grants, donations and gifts in kind.