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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Sailors' Society

Funding support for the Crisis Response Network, a free global service supporting seafarers and their families during traumatic incidents such as piracy, abandonment and natural disasters.

Amount awarded: £120,000

UK Women in Fisheries CIC

Grant to support the establishment of a UK-wide network body for women in UK fisheries. Funding will support co-ordination and promotion of the network and delivery of a programme of topic-led meetings.

Amount awarded: £27,000

Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust

To produce an influential report for policy and decision-makers that collates the views of the fishing industry from around the UK, regarding how Brexit has affected them and how they can be better supported.

Amount awarded: £3,400

Maritime Charities Group - Nautilus Welfare Fund

Co-funding of a new six-month research project by the Seafarers International Research Centre, Cardiff University, into the port-based welfare needs of women seafarers.

Amount awarded: £20,000

Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust

To fund a 0.4 FTE Project Manager post to support the development, collaboration and evidence gathering needed to inform a Fairness in Fishing Campaign which aims to reduce labour exploitation in UK fisheries and make it more attractive to new recruits

Amount awarded: £18,000

Sailors' Society

Joint grant funding with key maritime welfare charities awarded to support five Indian seafarers to return to their home country after being imprisoned in Iran for 19 months.

Amount awarded: £1,500

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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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