The Seafarers' Charity makes a life-changing impact in troubled times. Our donations and 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.

The Seafarers' Charity's Corporate Film

At The Seafarers’ Charity, our vision is to create a world where seafarers and their families are valued and free of need and disadvantage.

For over a hundred years, we have been on an epic voyage using grant funding to support seafarers who risk their lives to supply our nation, taking care of their families during long periods at sea and looking out for seafarers wherever they may be in the UK or the furthest reaches of the Commonwealth.

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In 2023, The Seafarers' Charity donations helped us to:

award 67 grants, totalling £2.4m to 50 organisations. More than just money, your donations 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 to The Seafarers’ Charity 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.

TCS London Marathon 2024

April 21, 2024

On Sunday 21 April, 29 runners will take to the streets of London in the TCS London Marathon in aid of The Seafarers' Charity. Visit this page to support their fundraising efforts and learn how to take part in next year's edition.

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24 Peaks Challenge 2024

July 06, 2024 - July 07, 2024

Attempt to summit 24 peaks trekking on some of the most iconic mountains in the Lake District. It's one of the most demanding mountain walking challenges in the UK – which makes completing it all the more rewarding!

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Our latest news

Seapost - February 2024

February 21, 2024

Read the latest newsletter from our Charity and sign up to the mailing list to receive your copy straight into your inbox.

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Changing Tack on yacht crew welfare.

February 14, 2024

If you work in the superyacht industry and want to be part of a change we can all be proud of, this is the webinar for you! If you work in the superyacht industry and want to be part of a change we can all be proud of, this is the webinar for you! Register Now for our webinar to find out about initiatives to improve the welfare of yacht crew on 20th March 9am to 10.30am.

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Boskalis Worldwide Connected Radio Show Raises Funds for The Seafarers’ Charity

January 31, 2024

The Seafarers’ Charity received a generous donation from Boskalis subsidiary Gardline, one of the largest marine survey companies in the world, following a live worldwide radio show broadcast that captivated over 6,000 of their staff worldwide.

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Seapost - January 2024

January 18, 2024

Read the latest newsletter from our Charity and sign up to the mailing list to receive your copy straight into your inbox.

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International Fund for Fishing Safety announces first funding round

January 08, 2024

The new International Fund for Fishing Safety is now open for applications following the recent announcement at IFISH 6 Conference in Rome.

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Maritime welfare charities form a unique collaboration to raise awareness

December 20, 2023

Praise has been given to The Seafarers’ Charity alongside three other maritime charities, who, through their unique collaboration, have been able to highlight the key importance of seafarer wellbeing in a sustainable, safe and diverse maritime future.

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