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 Fishmongers' Company's Fisheries Charitable Trust FCFCT

Grant to fund a 0.4 FTE project manager to provide a secretariat for the Safety Audit project and to provide advocacy and campaigns support for a 6 month period up until 31/05/22

Amount awarded: £20,000

The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

Grant to part fund new post in NFFO as a Risk, Safety and Compliance Officer to improve fleet compliance with safety and welfare regulation.

Amount awarded: £20,000

Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust

A grant awarded in 2021 to provide communications support to raise awareness and promote a new Safety Audit project; and to provide expertise and support to develop the charity's policy development and advocacy work.

Amount awarded: £9,600

Seafood Cornwall Training CIC Ltd

A grant awarded to improve resilience and safety in the fish sector through efficient delivery of Fishing Safety Advice and a corresponding Safety Training Programme in the South West of England.

Amount awarded: £18,150

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

A grant awarded to the Merchant Navy Medal Fund for 2020 and 2021. The fund is organised and run by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board in conjunction with many others and Department for Transport are arbiters of the medal.

Amount awarded: £200

Chirp Charitable Trust

Core funding for the Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme for one year to aid achieving its primary objectives in respect of maritime safety.

Amount awarded: £60,000

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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