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 2023, your donations helped us to:

award 67 grants, totalling £2.4m to 50 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.

TCS London Marathon 2024

April 21, 2024

The Seafarers’ Charity has a limited number of charity places in the TCS London Marathon 2024 and we would love for you to join #TeamSeafarersKGFS and raise funds to help seafarers and their families in need.

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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

Prize for Maritime Safety Week Competition Winners 

November 30, 2023

The Safety Drill competition from The Seafarers’ Charity encouraged crews from fishing vessels to cargo ships and passenger ferries to show us their muster safety drill. Many of the crews found that through practice they were able to improve their drill time, which in a real emergency at sea, could help save lives.

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Partnership Funding Supports Development of Safer Waves

November 25, 2023

On the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women The Seafarers’ Charity, UK P&I Club and TK Foundation have joined forces to commit to the next three years of funding for the next stage of development of Safer Waves.

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Seapost - November 2023

November 23, 2023

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First National Fishing Remembrance Day Announced

November 21, 2023

On World Fisheries Day, maritime welfare charities joined forces to support a new annual National Fishing Remembrance Day for those who have lost their lives while fishing at sea. The first National Fishing Remembrance Day will take place on Sunday 12 May 2024.

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Seapost - October 2023

October 24, 2023

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Creating a Menopause-Friendly Workplace

October 18, 2023

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman's life, and employers can play a vital role in supporting their female employees through it. By raising awareness, offering flexibility, and creating a supportive environment, employers can foster a menopause-friendly workplace.

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