The National Coastwatch Institution is a registered Charity (reg. no. 1159975) established in 1994 to provide visual lookouts around the UK coastline to assist with the preservation of life at sea and along our shores.
The charity is staffed entirely by volunteers, and is completely self-funded, relying on generous public support and corporate sponsorship to enable us to continue to expand the number of lookout stations we operate around the UK coastline.
Each station costs at least £5000-£6000 per annum to run, and there is a constant need for funds for maintenance, new equipment and the cost of basic utilities.
Please consider making a donation to help us carry on with this vital work, assisting HM Coastguard to make our inshore waters and shorelines safe for everyone.
If you wish to make a donation by post, please make your cheque payable to NCI Liskeard, and send it to the postal address in the Contact section below.
If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider completing a Gift Aid statement. By doing so, you will allow us to claim an additional 25% of your donation from the government.
Please note that if you pay less income tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in any given tax year you will be responsible to pay any difference to HMRC.
Please notify the Charity if you:
1. wish to cancel this declaration;
2. change your name or home address;
3. no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.
NB If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your SA tax return or ask HMRC to adjust your tax code.
If you would prefer to donate online, please click the button below.
This will take you to our donation partner’s secure site. On the right of the page look for the heading ‘Make a donation’ and click ‘Donate now’. Complete the simple form, and at the end, click the blue Donate now button.
During completion of the form you will be offered the chance to Gift Aid your payment, increasing its value to NCI by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider doing this.
Please note that if you pay less Income and/or Capital Gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in any given tax year, you will be responsible for paying any difference to HMRC.
Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall Point in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.
0300 111 1202
0845 460 1202
17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB