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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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

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

Grant funding awarded in 2022 from the Seafarers International Relief Fund and The Sefarers' Charity's main grants programme to top up ISWAN's Seafarers' Hardship Fund to support seafarers, and their families, impacted by the Ukraine conflict.

Amount awarded: £136,484

Clyde Fishermen’s Trust

Grant funding awarded to support two full-time project managers and one part-time fundraiser to develop and lead a comprehensive range of projects to ensure the long-term financial sustainability and resilience of fishers in Scotland.

Amount awarded: £75,000

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

Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to help the Royal Liverpool Seafarers Orphans Institution deliver a meaningful and sustainable level of support packages to the sons and daughters of deceased merchant seafarers and fishers.

Amount awarded: £70,000

Sailors' Children's Society

Grant funding awarded in 2022 from the Merchant Navy Fund and The Sefarers' Charity's main grants programme to support children from Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet families living in poverty with regular grants for food and heating or children's activities along with clothing grants and respite breaks.

Amount awarded: £70,000

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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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