Scunthorpe Sea Cadets awarded £100k government cash for newly revamped facility

Scunthorpe Sea Cadets has been awarded £100,000 by the government to help fund the rebuilding of its training facility, Ironstone Block.

The money will allow the unit’s 50 cadets to expand and offer better courses and sleeping accommodation. The cash award is part of the latest round of the Youth Investment Fund, which has previously backed projects in North East Lincolnshire, like the Horizon Youth Zone.

Scunthorpe Sea Cadet Unit opened its newly revamped facility earlier this month, with Holly Mumby-Croft MP and Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Janet Longcake, in attendance. Its commanding officer, Lt S Day of the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) said: “We are delighted for the very generous donation from The Youth Investment Fund It’s a dream come true for cadets.

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“The building was in a very poor state and would not have been serviceable for much longer, it has enabled us to offer a diverse training block by all being on one level and a ramp being installed.” The unit opened in April 1943. It has supported thousands of young people in Scunthorpe and surrounding areas to learn nautical skills, supported by volunteers.

Part of the national Sea Cadets charity, the Scunthorpe branch helps to give young people a new perspective, broaden horizons and create possibilities. All through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos.

Scunthorpe’s MP Ms Mumby-Croft has expressed delight on social media at the funding news for the unit, and attended the facility’s opening earlier this month. “It was an absolute pleasure to see the opening of the training facility, enabling the Sea Cadets to help young people flourish in our local community. I look forward to seeing the impact of this additional funding. The work that volunteers put in to making Sea Cadets a success is incredible and they certainly deserve our thanks for all their efforts.”

A collage of pictures of Scunthorpe Sea Cadets' revamped facility
A collage of pictures of Scunthorpe Sea Cadets’ revamped facility

Scunthorpe Sea Cadets is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 to 9pm, and meets at Wragby Road in Riddings, DN17 2HG. To find our more, visit their website here.

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