Partners, Funders and Sponsorship

It takes many hands to carry the boat, and many folk to help put on an event like this. See below for organisations that partner with us and funders that support the event. 

We're currently looking for sponsorship for the event. If you think you, or your company would like to support this significant new public event in Glasgow please get in touch.



The GalGael Trust 

The GalGael have been instrumental in establishing the Clydebuilt Festival, with significant support coming from their Anchor and Sail project. The GalGael have a long standing interest in supporting people to connect with their heritage in Glasgow and further afield as well as being well known as boatbuilders and teachers of heritage skills. 


Clyde Maritime Trust 

The mighty Glenlee, known in Glasgow as The Tall Ship is owned and operated by the Clyde Maritime Trust. Since 2015 CMT have worked in partnership with the GalGael to deliver the Anchor and Sail Project. They are a key partner and an central venue for the event. 


Scottish coastal rowing association

The SCRA is the governing body of coastal rowing in Scotland, which currently means the St Ayles Skiff. The association has contributed enormously in skilled volunteered time and publicity to support Castle to Crane


Glasgow Coastal rowing club

In 2015 a group of enthusiastic volunteers got together and formed a coastal rowing club in Glasgow. Using boats built by the GalGael Trust the group have quickly grown to more than 60 members and will be heavily involved in helping with the event, including running the Glasgow Cup racing. 


Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Clydebuilt is proud to be part of Scotland's year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. In 2017, we will help celebrate the richness of Scotland's intriguing history, impressive cultural heritage and fascinating archaeology at exciting experiences and events.



Heritage Lottery Fund

The Clydebuilt Festival has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund thanks to their funding of GalGael and The Tall Ship's Anchor and Sail Project. Thanks to National Lottery players, we'll be able to put on quite a show!


Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. They support the GalGael Trust in a range of ways that have allowed us to create the Clydebuilt Festival