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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Marine Society and Sea Cadets

Final year of Phase 2 of the Marine Engineering Pathway Project, supporting the development of nationwide engineering skills for young people.

Amount awarded: £260,000

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

A grant awarded by the Seafarers' International Relief Fund to help support vaccinations for seafarers in India, and to provide financial and emotional help for seafarers and their families impacted by COVID-19 in India.

Amount awarded: £133,000

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

The grant is for the salaries and running costs of SeafarerHelp, the multilingual 24-hour helpline for seafarers and their families all over the world.

Amount awarded: £150,000

Falklands Veterans Foundation

Grant to enable a Merchant Navy veteran's granddaughter to accompany her disabled mother during her visit to the Falkland Islands graves of her Father killed in actions during the Falkland Islands conflict.

Amount awarded: £1,300

Deutsche Seemannsmission

Emergency financial assistance for approximately two months to support Kiribati seafarers stranded in Fiji to enable them to buy food, drinking water, basic toiletries and SIM cards to communicate with families and friends.

Amount awarded: £95,000

Cornwall Community Development Ltd

Production of a short film on UK tax and national insurance for inclusion within the financial capability training course developed from a recommendation within Fishing Without a Safety Net to enhance the financial resilience of UK fishers.

Amount awarded: £3,000

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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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