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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The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

Funding for the production of the next three FISH SAFE films in the planned series, addressing critical safety gaps in the UK commercial fishing industry due to the persistently high rate of fatalities and severe injuries among fishermen.

Amount awarded: £14,000

The Nautical Institute

Funding to establish a bursary scheme for seafarers from low GDP countries to attend the Nautical Institute’s Leadership & Management training courses which are aimed at addressing toxic leadership within the maritime industry.

Amount awarded: £30,000

CCDL Innovations Ltd

Funding for a Fishing Animateur Project which provides specialised support to individual fishermen in the under-10m fleet, aiding in identifying, developing, and securing funding for projects enhancing health and safety, improving ports and harbours, and scientific research within the industry.

Amount awarded: £50,000

CHIRP Charitable Trust

Funding for CHIRP Maritime core costs and its share of central costs and activities for the wider CHIRP entity which enables, facilitates and supports the maritime programme alongside the aviation programme.

Amount awarded: £60,000

The Workboat Association

Funding for the production of a range of flash cards to be used to train and test seafarers on emergency response vessels.

Amount awarded: £500

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

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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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