In 2023, The Seafarers’ Charity awarded £2.4m in grants to 50 organisations supporting seafarers in need and their families.

Our grant funding supports frontline organisations and projects that provide essential help for seafarers and their families in crisis. Each grant application is assessed against our core goals to ensure the support provided to ensure that your donations go to where the need is greatest.

See the below list to find grants awarded from 2021-2023 to date.

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The Officers' Association

Funding for the Officers' Association Benevolent Fund (OABF) to provide financial grants and welfare services to Royal Navy/Royal Marine Officer beneficiaries living in the UK, delivered by the Officers' Association casework service.

Amount awarded: £39,000

QVSR Seafarers Centres

Funding to purchase furniture and equipment to fit out a new rest and recreation lounge for cruise ship crews visiting Tilbury Docks in London.

Amount awarded: £3,000

Mortrans Welfare Fund

Assistance for displaced seafarers who continue to suffer after the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam and subsequent flooding caused loss of homes and livelihoods in Ukraine in July 2023.

Amount awarded: £20,000

The Misson to Seafarers

Unrestricted core funding to assist with consolidation and strengthening services to seafarers, and also developing new projects.

Amount awarded: £50,000

Islay and Jura Community Enterprises Ltd

Funding to support the Inspiring and Supporting Maritime Life Programme delivered to current and former seafarers and their families on the Scottish Hebridean islands of Islay & Jura.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Hounds for Heroes

Funding to support advanced specialist training journey for eight puppies to become assistance dogs to support ex-armed forces veterans.

Amount awarded: £12,500

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We're committed to transparency

The Seafarers’ Charity is committed to transparency and we work with 360Giving to publish information about our grants. See our Publisher profile on 360Giving, where you will be able to download grants awarded since 2017.

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