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July Newsletter from the SS Robin
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Rounding up on the Project...

 

The main news is the Heritage Lottery Fund have made their decision on the SS Robin’s uplift bid.
 
The good news is that that they have agreed to provide £100,000 to complete essential deck conservation works to help conserve the SS Robin.
 
The not so good news is that the HLF have not funded the bid to fit out the pontoon, and complete works that would have allowed the SS Robin to open to the public next year as a heritage attraction.
 
This is disappointing, but the Trustees are still committed to finding a positive outcome for the SS Robin. We are now in a position to explore a much wider range of uses including more commercial approaches, and will be requesting a Transition Funding grant from the HLF to explore these options.
 
We would like to thank everyone who has generously helped the SS Robin through their interest, donations and time.

This is not the end for the SS Robin! Everyone wants the ship to be preserved, so please keep an eye on the website whilst the Trust works out a new plan for a sustainable future and completes the urgent short term deck works. 

We've also had plenty of activity and visits recently too. NCS The Challenge have visited for their photography and film workshops, and Peabody have been generous with their time in volunteering with us to help conserve the ship, alongside our dedicated volunteers, the West Ham Sea Cadets and a few more tours.
NCS The Challenge visiting the SS Robin for their filming session.
The bridge after being oiled by Peabody volunteers.
Coming up...

Peabody are starting a Reminiscences session in the office in August.

We've been working with London's Royal Docks and UEL on a walking tour of the docks, as a part of Totally Thames festival in September.

 
As always, you can contact
the team at

info@ssrobin.com
0207 998 1343

The SS Robin Trust
2d/2e Royal Victoria Place
London E16 1UQ


registered charity 1095884