In 2022, The Seafarers’ Charity awarded £3,095,449 in grants to 61 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 Fishmongers' Company's Fisheries Charitable Trust (FCFCT)

Match funding to help restore the marine environment and provide alternative at-sea livelihoods for fishers impacted by the mass crustacean die-off event in the northeast of England, and in doing so, prevent future hardship within the local community.

Amount awarded: £24,000

University of Southampton (Wolfson Unit MTIA)

Funding to build a typical model scale catamaran (under 10 metres), assess its survivability by physical testing and conduct stability tests with fishermen in attendance to develop evidence to influence safety standards

Amount awarded: £20,000

Nautilus Welfare Fund

Funding the costs of two case worker posts in Hull and Portsmouth/Southampton area from December 2023 until March 2024 to assist retired and needy seafarers and their dependents to access financial, health, and social care services.

Amount awarded: £18,926

Royal Museums Greenwich (National Maritime Museum)

Development of a web based fishing memorial database to support the new national fishing remembrance day in August.

Amount awarded: £17,490

Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariner's Royal Benevolent Society

The provision of a top up fund to support emergency grants to merchant seafarers and their dependents in real poverty but who do not fit within the charity's eligibility criteria of 10 years’ service at sea

Amount awarded: £15,000

The Nautical Institute

Funding the development of 4 internationally recognised Leadership & Management and Coaching & Mentoring training courses recognised by The Institute of Leadership and Management to improve standards of onboard leadership.

Amount awarded: £15,000

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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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