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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Fishermen's Mission

Core funding to deliver Fishermens' Mission's outreach service, along with a capacity-building grant to implement a new IT platform to merge and streamline service delivery and fundraising operations.

Amount awarded: £146,000

Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest (QVSR)

Funding to supplement the provision of QVSR's accommodation and welfare support for active and retired seafarers and their dependants at the hostel in East India Dock Road.

Amount awarded: £40,000

Cobhair Bharraigh SCIO

Funding to support the delivery of services at Cobhair Bharriagh to improve the quality of life for elderly seafarers living with mental, physical or sensory impairment who are isolated, lonely or frail in the Western Isles, Scotland.

Amount awarded: £15,000

Age UK

Funding for continued support of the Age UK Telephone Friendship Service for retired Seafarers, formerly known as the Silver Line service.

Amount awarded: £27,000

The Workboat Association

Funding for the production of a range of flash cards to be used to train and test seafarers on emergency response vessels.

Amount awarded: £500

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Annual contribution towards the Merchant Navy Medal Fund.

Amount awarded: £100

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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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