Other Funding Opportunities
All named giving opportunities are subject to CUBC’s Naming Policy. To explore gift opportunities, please contact Sarah-Kate Roberts at [email protected].
CUBC offers the opportunity to endow any of the Club’s coaching positions for a period of 10 years, or in perpetuity.
- A gift of £1 million will fund a named head coach’s position for 10 years.
- A gift of £600,000 will fund a named assistant coach’s position for 10 years.
- A gift of £600,000 will fund a named boatman’s position for 10 years.
- A gift of £2.5 million will endow a named head coach’s position permanently.
- A gift of £1.5 million will endow a named assistant coach’s position permanently.
- A gift of £1.5 million will endow a named boatman’s position permanently.
Funding of £50,000 and above
Solar Panel Installation
£100,000 covers the installation of solar panels at the Ely Boathouse and two 13.5 kWh batteries, saving the Club £8,000 per year in energy costs and supporting the Club as it works toward a carbon neutral future.
Conversion of Club launch
£18,000 converts one of the Club’s launches to a 30 hp electrically powered launch (Six to be converted) and £5,000 funds the purchase of electric charging stations for the launches and the vehicles for a total project cost of £113,000.
CUBC’s Winter Rowing Camp
£75,000 provides the Club and its athletes with an elite overseas training environment for nearly 100 athletes in January of each year.
Men’s 8+ – Empacher R86 Carbon
£70,000 underwrites the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for CUBC’s men’s programme. The Empacher for the open-weights will be purchased for use in the 2024-25 season. The lightweights’ boat will be purchased for use in the 2026-27 season.
Women’s 8+ – Filippi
£54,000 underwrites the purchase of a new Filippi eight, the preferred design and supplier of boats for our women’s squad as selected by chief coach Paddy Ryan. The eight for the open-weights will be purchased for use in the 2025-26 season.
The lightweights’ boat will be purchased for use in the 2026-27 season.
Funding of £25,000 and above
£45,000– funds the provision of a best-in-class towing vehicle for CUBC’s women’s squad and saves the Club over c. £4,000 in annual rental costs for towing vehicles.
£25,200 pays for the installation of a 15kw solar panel at the Goldie Boathouse, a 13.5 kWh battery, and instals charging stations for forthcoming electric vehicles, providing environmentally responsible power to the CUBC’s training and administration hub.
£25,000 sends a men’s and women’s 8 to an overseas regatta (for example, Head of the Charles), enabling CUBC’s crews to race against the best University crews in the world.
Funding of £10,000 and above
£24,000 funds the 3-year lease of a CUBC minibus, ensuring that students travel in safety for training and races. The Club will seek to move to electric vehicles after this lease period to transition toward a carbon-neutral programme.
£23,000 purchases a men’s coxed 4, providing elite level boats to the men’s squad, maintaining the Club’s commitment to excellence in its boat replacement plan. Two to be purchased for use in the 2025-26 season.
£23,000 buys a women’s coxed 4, ensuring that the Club provides best-in-class equipment to its women’s squad. Two to be purchased for use in the 2025-26 season.
£18,500 funds the purchase of a women’s coxless four and ensures that the Club continues to provide elite standard boats for its women’s squad. One boat to be purchased for use in the 2024-25 season.
£13,500 funds the purchase of a new coxless pair to enable our athletes to develop their technique and rowing skills. Four to be purchased for use in the 2024-25 season and four to be purchased for use in the 2026-27 season
£11,000 funds the purchase of a Peach telemetry set including screens for one of CUBC’s 8s, providing access for CUBC’s trialling athletes to world-best performance monitoring equipment with instant feedback . Two to be purchased.
£11,000 buys a wakeless 17-feet Coaching Launch, improving the safety and coaching of our students with better rescue capabilities and a lower impact on the river. Two to be purchased.
£10,000 funds the cost of tickets for CUBC’s squads at the Boat Race Dinner at which they will celebrate their achievements that season and the Club will welcome all athletes as members of CUBC.
£10,000 underwrites enhanced medical coverage for CUBC’s athletes, ensuring that they can receive timely and effective medical care throughout their time with the Club.
£9,500 funds the purchase of a women’s single scull and a set of blades, ensuring that Club athletes have access to the best possible equipment as they trial for the GB National Team along with their Boat Race commitments. Two to be purchased for use in the 2024-25 season.
£8,000 funds the accommodation of CUBC athletes and coaches at Henley Royal Regatta, supporting the Club’s athletes as they continue to develop throughout the season and represent the Club.
£6,200 funds the purchase of a Peach Telemetry set including screens for one of CUBC’s 4s, providing access for CUBC’s trialling athletes to world-best performance monitoring equipment with instant feedback . Two to be purchased.
£5,000 pays for the Club’s entry fees and accommodation for BUCS Regatta, enabling our crews to race against the best of domestic competition, and for our Development Squad to have their first multi-lane race experience.
£3,000 enables the purchase of telemetry screens for one racing 8, ensuring that all 8s have world-leading performance measurement equipment.* Two sets to be purchased.
£2,175 enables the Club to purchase a RowPerfect ergometer, facilitating coaching and moving together. Two to be purchased.
£1,500 enables the purchase of telemetry screens for one 4, ensuring that all 4s have world-leading performance measurement equipment.* Two sets to be purchased.
£1,250 enables the Club to purchase a telemetry screen for coaches and in-boat transmitter, giving them access to second-by-second feedback on power and boat speed. Six to be purchased.
£1,160 covers the purchase of a Concept2 ErgBike, providing additional training options for aerobic development for CUBC’s athletes. Four to be purchased. *
£1,150 funds the purchase of Bench Pull machines, updating out-dated equipment and providing injury reducing equipment to CUBC’s squads. *
£1,000 provides the Club’s athletes with a Concept2 ergometer, supporting the purchase of world-standard equipment for erg testing and training. Eight to be purchased for use in the 2024-45 season.
£150 funds the renewal of CUBC’s life jackets for coxes and coaches, providing them with the safest and most up-to-date personal safety equipment. Fourteen to be purchased.
Capital Expenditure Explained
We are committed to improving the standards of the Club’s equipment. The performance team, along with the coaches and presidents, have developed a five-year plan to bring all fleets up to a consistent standard.
Historic investment across both modules has resulted in a wide range of boats and equipment of differing ages and standards.
Our strategy is to:
- Ensure that crews racing in the Boat Races and Lightweight Boat Races are equipped with eights which are no older than six years.
- Keep all new fours in the Club for eight years.
- Keep all new pairs, ergs, and stationary bicycles in the club for ten years.
This means that:
- Each open-weight eight does three Boat Races and then three Goldie/Blondie races before being used for the development squad or being sold.
- Each lightweight eight does six races before being sold.
- For each squad, we will therefore aim to buy: one open-weight eight every three years, one lightweight eight every six years, two fours every two years and two pairs every two years.