THE SSBA WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ALL INTERESTED PARTIES, COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS, TO JOIN OUR ASSOCIATION SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO FINANCIALLY HELP PEOPLE IN NEED FOR DECADES TO COME.
We encourage new memberships from people who have worked at all levels within shore-based maritime related employment sectors in Scotland, encompassing ship owning, ship management, ship agency and ship broking.
We offer a lifetime membership for only £25 per person. An SSBA membership demonstrates your support for the Charity and its cause, as well as helping others in need.
The SSBA relies on the generosity of its corporate donors to continue our good work. We are pleased to accept donations on a one-off or ongoing basis from any organisation involved in the maritime industry in Scotland and we would gladly publicise your company’s details on our Sponsors and News pages.
We also encourage the industry sector that it is good practice to take out membership of the SSBA on behalf of your employees. Please Contact Us to discuss multiple membership details further.
Your company can also get involved by attending our well established annual Events.
Please note that we rely on company Managers or HR staff to inform us when financial assistance may be required by one of their employees.
INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS / SPONSORSHIP
We are also grateful to receive donations from individuals either anonymously or publicly depending on your wishes.
We would love to hear from anyone wishing to take part in sponsored activities to raise awareness and funding for the SSBA. Please contact the SSBA sectretary with any details.
VOLUNTEER TO BE ON THE SSBA BOARD
The SSBA board is made up of voluntary members with a variety of skills and interests, who devote their time to our Association through many ways. These may include organising fund-raising events, considering new applications for funding and providing ongoing support to people in need. It is a rewarding and worthwhile position and we would love to hear from you if you are interested. Please Contact Us
ATTEND OUR SOCIAL / NETWORKING EVENTS
We run several well established events throughout the year.
The highlight of them is our annual Dinner, held in Glasgow every November with over 400 guests attending, providing a great opportunity to meet or reacquaint with many well-known and respected people within our industry.
You can also take part in our annual Open Golf Tournament, held each September, with a range of courses playing host in past years, including Dalmahoy and Kilmacolm, to reflect the growing base and geographical spread of members.
JOINING THE SSBA FOR £25 DEMONSTRATES YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE CHARITY AS WELL AS HELPING OTHERS IN FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.
As a member you will be incorporated into the SSBA community. We will not contact you for any further support, merely update you from time to time with our newsletters. We would be delighted if you would like to to attend our annual shipping charity dinner, or the Open Golf Tournament, which provide a great opportunity to meet and reacquaint with many well-known and respected people within our industry.
DO I QUALIFY?
SSBA memberships may be granted to any person who has or is currently working in a shore-based role within any sector of the Scottish maritime community.
We encourage employees from any shore-side maritime organisation in Scotland to join. The maritime industry in Scotland is vast and includes companies and organisations involved in training, finance, law, insurance, ship management, ship yards and ports to name a few. The SSBA welcomes new memberships from people working at all levels within our industry. See Who We Help
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our SSBA lifetime membership costs just £25. Payment can be made by cheque, direct banking or card payment. Please Contact Us with your joining request and one of our team will be in touch to complete the payment.
Once payment is received you will receive a joining pack along with a certificate and membership number.
We encourage all members join us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay connected with SSBA news and developments by subscribing to our Newsletter. We would be delighted should you wish to join us at either of our annual events.
MAKE A DONATION
The SSBA would gratefully welcome donations of any amount from individuals or companies. Your donations allow us to continue helping people who find themselves in financial difficulty. All applications for hardship funding are carefully considered by our Board before funds are given out to ensure your money is used wisely.
There are many ways that your organisation can help the SSBA in raising vital funding. You may attend our upcoming Events make a cash donation or provide a raffle prize for our annual shipping fund raising dinner.
We would gladly display your company logo on our Supporters page.
We would gratefully receive donations from individuals and would also like to hear from anyone wishing to take part in sponsored activities to raise awareness and funding for the SSBA. Please email us with details and our SSBA secretary will contact you firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPORATE SPONSORS & ASSOCIATE ORGANISATIONS
The SSBA are very grateful for the generous financial donations that we receive from organisations within our industry. Without this support we could not continue the valuable work that we do.
We also work with a number of other maritime organisations to help distribute funds to needy people, including: