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 in the last three years.

Does your organisation or project work to provide support for seafarers in need and their families? See if you’re eligible for a grant to help you.

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I Exist Too

Funding to establish the first trans-national mentorship programme that connects LGBTQIA+ individuals in the maritime sector with professionals and industry leaders to receive guidance, support and professional development opportunities.

Amount awarded: £30,000

Human Rights At Sea

Funding to support HRAS’s efforts on advancing the Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea (GDHRAS) as a Resolution for adoption at the United Nations.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureaux Ltd

Co-funding to support the Seafarers’ Advice and Information Line (SAIL) which provides vital information, casework, debt advice, and support services to seafarers and their families across the UK.

Amount awarded: £166,829


Funding for Phase 2 implementation of software Salesforce to improve organisational efficiency at a Scottish charity providing transport solutions for the Royal Navy and Armed Forces community who would otherwise struggle to get to appointments.

Amount awarded: £8,000

CCDL Innovations Ltd

Funding for a Fishing Animateur Project which provides specialised support to individual fishermen in the under-10m fleet, aiding in identifying, developing, and securing funding for projects enhancing health and safety, improving ports and harbours, and scientific research within the industry.

Amount awarded: £50,000

CHIRP Charitable Trust

Funding for CHIRP Maritime core costs and its share of central costs and activities for the wider CHIRP entity which enables, facilitates and supports the maritime programme alongside the aviation programme.

Amount awarded: £60,000

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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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