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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Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

Grant funding contribution towards long term bi-annual grant payments to 121 regular beneficiaries who are retired mariners (or those unable to work) and living on a low income

Amount awarded: £75,000

Nautilus Welfare Fund

First year of two years' multi-year funding for four caseworkers based in Hull, Cardiff & Bristol, Tyne & Wear and Southampton, providing essential support to retired merchant navy seafarers and their families to access benefits, grants, and other vital services.

Amount awarded: £156,876

Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureaux Ltd

Co-funding to support the Seafarers’ Advice and Information Line (SAIL) which provides vital information, casework, debt advice, and support services to seafarers and their families across the UK.

Amount awarded: £166,829

UK Women in Fisheries CIC

Bridging funding to enable the UK Women in Fisheries to develop the UK Women in Fishing network until FaSS matched funding can unlock their previously approved grant from The Seafarers' Charity.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Sailors' Children's Society

Funding to support strategies to increase financial sustainability through strengthening the Sailors’ Children’s Society capacity to raise more funds from a wider range of income streams.

Amount awarded: £69,716

The Officers' Association

Funding for the Officers' Association Benevolent Fund (OABF) to provide financial grants and welfare services to Royal Navy/Royal Marine Officer beneficiaries living in the UK, delivered by the Officers' Association casework service.

Amount awarded: £39,000

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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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