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.

See if you're eligible for a grant

International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)

To deliver a sector-wide, collaborative campaign which raises awareness of the challenges faced by women seafarers; educates on the value of male allyship; and advocates for a safe and inclusive future for all seafarers. Generously co-funded by the UK P&I Club (£30,000)

Amount awarded: £55,000

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Funding for an Equity, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Pilot Project co-created and co-funded by a cohort of maritime charities including The Seafarers’ Charity.

Amount awarded: £3,000

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

Wilson's Mariners' Homes

Funding to provide energy efficient glazing to seafarers alms-house dwellings to improve the quality of life for their resident seafarers, wives, widows and dependants.

Amount awarded: £30,955

CHIRP Charitable Trust

To produce and market five episodes of a new podcast aimed at international maritime professionals exploring issues relating to maritime safety featuring expert guests offering unique perspectives on safety at sea.

Amount awarded: £4,950

UK Sailing Academy

Top-up funding for salaries of two welfare roles and associated resources enabling UKSA to support the wellbeing of beneficiaries when training at UKSA and in the industry, to promote better working lives at sea.

Amount awarded: £12,218

1 ... 4 5 6 ... 37

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