The Seafarers' Charity (formerly Seafarers UK) 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 more than 70 grants, totalling over £2.9m to 43 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 four 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. This winter, will you make a life-changing difference to seafarers 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

Seapost - January 2022

January 18, 2022

In this Seapost edition, you will learn about our impact in 2021, how to help raise vital funds for seafarers in need and their families whilst playing the lottery from £1 per week, our trustee Natalie Shaw receiving an MBE, and how to get involved in our 24 Peaks challenge and other upcoming challenge events.

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Congratulations to our trustee Natalie Shaw!

December 23, 2021

The Seafarers’ Charity congratulates our trustee, Natalie Shaw on the announcement that she will receive an MBE.

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Seapost - December 2021

December 17, 2021

In this Seapost edition, you will learn about the impact of your support in 2021, the launch of our new website, upcoming challenge events and how to get involved.

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50 Vessels join the Fishing First Safety Management Project

December 16, 2021

The Seafarers' Charity reports 50 Vessels join the Fishing First Safety Management Project to improve safety and supply chain transparency.

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The Seafarers’ Charity launches its new website

November 08, 2021

The Seafarers’ Charity has unveiled its new website, making it easier to apply for grants and explaining the complete network of support provided.

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The development of fishing safety management for UK Fishing Fleet

October 27, 2021

The Seafarers’ Charity has received funding for a pilot project to develop Fishing First Safety Management by SafetyFolder - a new service aiming to improve safety in the UK fishing fleet.

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