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.

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 2022, your donations helped us to:

award 72 grants, totalling £3.1m to 61 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

Seapost - May 2023

May 25, 2023

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New Collaboration to Improve Leadership at Sea

May 18, 2023

The Seafarers’ Charity is delighted to announce a new collaboration with The Nautical Institute to develop a new range of training courses aimed at improving the leadership and management skills of seafarers and those working ashore.  

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Seapost - April 2023

April 21, 2023

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Supporting Women Seafarers to Overcome Sexual Violence at Sea

April 19, 2023

The Seafarers’ Charity has announced funding for a new service aimed at supporting women seafarers who have experienced sexual trauma while working at sea. Salute Her UK which operates internationally, is set to receive funding over a two-year period to deliver their women-centric therapy and trauma counselling to women seafarers and women working in fishing.

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The Seafarers' Charity set to receive donations as sailor continues epic challenge

April 17, 2023

Supporting the wellbeing and welfare of seafarers, The Seafarers’ Charity is set to start receiving regular donations as Mark Ashley-Miller continues his fundraising Harbour Master Sailing Challenge.

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Northern Ireland Set to Improve Fishing Safety & Supply Chain Transparency

March 31, 2023

The fishing fleet in Northern Ireland will benefit from a new Fishing First Safety Management project from The Seafarers’ Charity. The Northern Ireland Fishing First project is set to benefit fishing vessel owners and crew in Northern Ireland and is led by Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation (ANIFPO) and Northern Ireland Fish Producers’ Organisation (NIFPO).

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