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 Nautical Institute

Funding to produce a “Thrive in Fishing” strategic report promoting fishing as a rewarding and skilled profession. The paper will enhance and raise fisher self-esteem and support local fishing communities.

Amount awarded: £30,000

The Mission To Seafarers

Funding for the salary of a Port Development Manager for a second year, expanding welfare provision in ports worldwide, particularly in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East & Asia.

Amount awarded: £35,000

The Mission To Seafarers

Funding for the establishment of a dedicated Superyacht Crew Welfare Hub in Antibes, France, to provide essential emotional and practical support to superyacht crew members. The hub will address a gap in welfare provision, enhance mental health awareness, and promote career development for superyacht crew.

Amount awarded: £60,000

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

Funding for the part-time salary of a Project Manager to drive the strategic delivery of ISWAN's long-term Welfare of Yacht Crew project and develop and deliver the resources identified by the Changing Tack of Yacht Crew Welfare working group.

Amount awarded: £24,705

Stella Maris

Funding to develop and expand Stella Maris’s welfare services to seafarers and fishers across UK ports through its ship visiting programme.

Amount awarded: £120,000

Sailors' Society

Funding for the Crisis Response Network, a free global 24-hour service supporting seafarers and their families following critical incidents e.g. abandonment, piracy, natural disasters etc.

Amount awarded: £96,500

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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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