Mylor Sailability has received £1.5k from Cornwall 100 (C100), the business club of the Cornwall Community Foundation, towards a Hawk 20 keelboat for people with disabilities.
Mylor Sailability is a charity founded by Tracey Boyne and provides sailing and powerboat training for those with a physical or mental disability.
It regularly gets between 50 and 65 people a week on the water and often has to turn people away.
Boyne said: “The demand is incredible and it is a humbling feeling to be able to provide this active option to our disabled community.”
C100 member, Roger Graffy, said: “Tracey’s project provides a unique opportunity for people with disability to enjoy this fantastic sport.
“It boosts confidence not only with sport skills but also with making new friends. The C100 is proud to be a part of such a worthwhile project and we look forward to seeing the progress of the sailors.”