Aqua Park Rutland is an operating division of the Aqua Parks Group which operates and runs a number of water sports operations. Each month our organisation receives dozens of approaches and donation applications. In view of the growing number of requests we receive, we have now created a short guide to our donations policy – the scope of which is to provide background on the cause(s) we support and how we will consider all future requests.

Overall Policy

Aqua Parks Group seeks to contribute to the communities in which we live and work in a number of ways. In addition to providing employment opportunities and minimising our environmental impact we aim to provide individuals and families the opportunity to get fit and enjoy outdoors Watersports activities.

We would like to be able to donate to all of the worthy registered charities that contact us, but the high demand inevitably means we have to limit our donations. We have decided that In order to achieve best effect we will focus on a single charity of choice over a two year cycle and we will review our policy each year to monitor impact and effect.

Responsibility for co-ordination of sponsorship lies with the Directors of The Aqua Parks Group. The donations fund is therefore focussed on registered charitable organisations that:

  • Work across the community close to operational sites and/or
  • Have connections to the industry in which we operate.

Grant sizes

Donations from the corporate fund are generally less than £1,000. For the period 2017 to 2019 we have chosen the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance as the focus of our charitable donations for 2017 to 2019.

What we fund

We will only consider applications from charities and non-profit organisations that demonstrate how a donation will enhance the well-being or safety of people through improved /health/welfare or environment.

Your organisation must be a registered charity and working in:

  • health
  • education and wellbeing
  • environment
  • based or working in or around our area of operation

What we will not fund

  • individuals who are looking for sponsorship for fundraising activities of any type
  • political organisations and campaigns
  • any initiative that is outside of the criteria outlined above

How to apply

If your organisation and proposed funding initiative fit our criteria please submit your donation request by email to We are unable to respond to applications sent via post.

2017 to 2019 period – please note that we have selected a charity as a focus of all of our donations and this charity is Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, as a result no further donations of any kind will be considered.


We review applications once every two years. The next meeting will be in December 2019.

To submit a donation request on behalf of your chosen event or cause, please tell us a little about your cause and your intended use of any donation we make. If you have a letter confirming your status from the Charity Commission, stating that it is a registered charity, this should also be submitted to us. All submissions should be sent to

Charity of choice for 2017 to 2020

The directors have selected a charitable organisation to support exclusively for the period 2017 through to 2019.

The chosen charity is the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance

“The Air Ambulance Service operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance and the local air ambulance services for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our vision is clear. We want children to grow into adults, we want adults to live longer and we want bereavement through trauma to become rare. Each of our services works tirelessly to save lives and alleviate sickness, wherever and whenever possible.”