The Seafarers' Charity makes a life-changing impact in troubled times. Our grants to organisations support those who work – or have worked – at sea, and their families.

Proactive and forward-looking, we also seek ways to prevent issues becoming problems. Through funding, collaboration, research and advocacy, we tackle the root causes of seafarer hardship and disadvantage in the UK and around the world.

In 2021, your donations helped us to:

award 74 grants, totalling £2.9m to 56 organisations. More than just money, these funds will transform the lives of thousands of seafarers at home and abroad.

The impact of your support

Our strategy

Our new strategy, 'Thrive', is a solution-focused approach. We’re seeking out ways to tackle the core, systemic issues so seafarers can live dignified lives.

Grant funding

The Seafarers' Charity operates three main grant programmes to provide specialist funding to seafarers in need and their families.

Our influence

We use grant funding, research, advocacy and collaboration to achieve better outcomes for seafarers in respect of their financial resilience, health and well-being, better working lives, safety and social justice. See our current areas of work.

Donate Today

Our seafarers are our lifeline. Please donate today and make a life-changing difference to seafarers in need and their families.

Other ways to get involved

Upcoming fundraising events

Take part in an event or fundraise to help support seafarers and their families at a time of crisis.

Our latest news

£10m to support seafarers in crisis

December 02, 2022

The Seafarers’ Charity has announced that an incredible £10 million has been awarded by the Charity to support the safety and welfare of seafarers over the past three years. An unprecedented period which has seen seafarers’ welfare severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a war in Ukraine and also the cost of living crisis.

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Seapost - November

November 11, 2022

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The Seafarers' Charity funds safety film for fishing vessels

October 24, 2022

The Seafarers’ Charity has funded a new information film to help fishers meet new MCA inspection standards.

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Deborah Layde appointed as the new Chair of the Women in Maritime Network

October 04, 2022

The Seafarers' Charity Chief Executive, Deborah Layde, was appointed as the new Chair of the Women in Maritime Network.

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Seapost - September

September 30, 2022

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FISH Platform announces funding and conference for fishing health & safety

September 16, 2022

The Fishing Industry’s Safety & Health Platform (FISH Platform) is announcing vital new funding as well as a conference for international fishing safety and health taking place in Sri Racha, Thailand on 15 and 16 November 2022.

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