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.

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Mindfully Wired Communications

Grant funding was awarded in 2022 to design a handout on taxation and national insurance for UK seafarers. This is part of the work on the Safety Net for UK seafarers.

Amount awarded: £480

Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau Limited

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to support the Seafarers Advice & Information Line to deliver advice, information and casework to seafarers and their families for a three-month period as they transition to the end of their new financial year (March 2023).

Amount awarded: £38,404

The Money Charity

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to develop and deliver a new financial capability webinar for caseworkers, support workers, and volunteers supporting the financial resilience of UK merchant seafarers.

Amount awarded: £5,100

Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society

Grant funding awarded to contribute towards the long-term provision of regular grants to retired seafarers in financial need (and those unable to work), which delivers a modest but proportionately significant uplift in their income.

Amount awarded: £75,000

Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding awarded to cover the salaries of two full-time Caseworker posts (in Hull and Portsmouth/Southhampton) who support approximately 200 retired seafarers per year.

Amount awarded: £142,000

Mindfully Wired

Grant funding awarded to extend the financial ‘Safety Net’ to UK-based merchant seafarers through the development of a website consisting of financial capability resources.

Amount awarded: £3,720

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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.

See our 360Giving profile