In 2021 to-date, The Seafarers’ Charity awarded £2.8m in grant funding to 39 organisations supporting seafarers in need and their families.

Each year we award grants to support 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 2020 and this year to-date.

Does your organisation or project work to provide support for seafarers in need and their families? See if you’re eligible for a grant to help you.

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Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding to support three different initiatives: top-up fees for care home residents at Mariners' Park; a part-time physiotherapy post; and two caseworker posts in Hull and Portsmouth.

Amount awarded: £178,260

Sailors' Society

A grant awarded by the Seafarers International Relief Fund to fund a medical helpline and distribution of 5,000 COVID-19 Care Kits to seafarers at 10 major ports in India. Kits include: a digital thermometer, pulse oximeter, hand sanitizers, mask, basic medicine and vitamins.

Amount awarded: £166,350

Sailors' Society

A grant awarded by the Seafarers' International Relief Fund for the distribution of 4,000 COVID-19 care kits as well as a medical helpline for seafarers in Philippines. The kit includes: pulseoximeter, digital thermometer, hand sanitisers, mask, medicine & vitamins, and information/education leaflet.

Amount awarded: £162,500

Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding for care home top-up fees of mariners, who rely on Local Authority Funding to receive residential or nursing care at Mariners' Park Care Home. The grant will also provide funding for a part-time physiotherapy post.

Amount awarded: £159,800

Stella Maris

A grant awarded by the Seafarers International Relief Fund to provide food parcels to 1,100 seafaring families in Kochi, Kerala, India. The grant will also fund 35 support workers to deliver post-COVID medical care, counselling and occupational therapy – including 10 specialising in care for children.

Amount awarded: £145,800

Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding to support additional costs arising from COVID-19 (increased costs of PPE and staff costs) as well as to cover for loss of income while this 32-room care home for seafarers was closed to new residents due to the pandemic.

Amount awarded: £118,425

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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 in 2017 - 2021.

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