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AWA Partners with Alma Doepel

18 July 2018 |Do Good Fund

AWA Partners with Alma Doepel

18 July 2018 |Do Good Fund

AWA Alliance Bank has formed a strategic partnership with Sail and Adventure Ltd to ensure the long term viability of Alma Doepel so she can continue the great work she does with Australian youth.

During 1988-1999, Alma Doepel provided sail and ship-handling training for about 2,500 young people.
With the help of AWA Alliance Bank a dedicated team of volunteers and shipwrights are restoring the 1903-built tall ship to her former glory.

It is planned that when the ship is once again gracing the waters of Port Phillip Bay, the young people of Victoria will have access to a world-class youth leadership and education program through Alma. This program will be closely linked to Australia's National Curriculum and provide participants with a multifaceted learning experience.

Sail & Adventure Limited, owners of Alma Doepel, have embarked on an ambitious plan to refit the ship so that she can regain her Victorian commercial (passenger-carrying) survey certification and, once again, earn her own keep. They have been working extremely hard to ensure Alma Doepel is beautifully restored and returned to the water from her dry dock in early 2019.

Alma Doepel undergoing restoration.
Refurbishment of the Alma Doepel.


In return for AWA’s support, family, friends, work colleagues and associates of Alma Doepel are encouraged to speak to AWA about their banking needs. The more friends of Alma Doepel who switch to AWA Alliance Bank, the quicker the loan is paid down. This is not the first shared value investment AWA has made in building its community and the success of each initiative is testimony to community sentiment.

Want to learn more, visit  Alma Doepel

Alma Doepel under sail.
Alma Doepel Under Sail

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