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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International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network

Grant funding awarded to support SeafarerHelp - a free, confidential and multilingual helpline available to an estimated 1.6m International seafarers worldwide and their families, 24/7, 265 days per year.

Amount awarded: £112,000

Sailors' Society

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to facilitate the Crisis Response Network: a free global service run by 37 trained crisis responders who support seafarers and their families during traumatic incidents such as piracy, abandonment and natural disasters.

Amount awarded: £106,500

Mission to Seafarers

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to support consolidating and strengthening welfare services for seafarers at ports and at sea.

Amount awarded: £100,000

Sailors' Society

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to support the core costs of this charity who have a global network of chaplains in 87 international ports supporting seafarers, as well as a range of wellbeing Apps and a Crisis Response Network.

Amount awarded: £81,000

Fishing into the Future

Grant funding awarded to support the salary of a full time programme manager to develop and lead a programme of activities to engage local grassroots fishers in the science of fishing and the co-management of fisheries to improve financial resilience of fishers.

Amount awarded: £42,000

Lighthouse Seafarers’ Mission

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to support the salary costs for 12 months of an additional 1.5 FTE staff at the Lighthouse Seafarers Mission in the Falklands. This will enable greater amounts of time to be spent with seafarers - interacting with them more often and as required. It will also allow for additional staff training to enable improved responses to the needs of seafarers, and a greater number of ship visits to take place. In addition, with the many Ukraine and Russian nationals coming into the Port, the workload has increased to care for their needs.

Amount awarded: £40,000

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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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