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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Age UK

to continue to provide and sustain Seafarers Group Telephone Friendship calls which reduce loneliness and isolation, improve wellbeing, and provide older seafarers with the opportunity to link up with others from their communities.

Amount awarded: £27,000

Sailors' Children's Society

to support children and young people from Merchant Navy families on low incomes to help with essentials such as school uniforms, winter clothes, educational equipment and more.

Amount awarded: £25,000

Age UK for The Silver Line

to ensure the continued provision of long running and much needed telephone friendship groups known as Seafarers Link, which connect older seafarers via regular, supervised telephoneconference calls.

Amount awarded: £20,000

Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society

to support emergency grants to Merchant Navy seafarers and their dependants who are in real poverty but who also do not fit within the organisations’ set criteria (e.g. 10 years’ sea service).

Amount awarded: £15,000

Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariner's Royal Benevolent Society

The provision of a top up fund to support emergency grants to merchant seafarers and their dependents in real poverty but who do not fit within the charity's eligibility criteria of 10 years’ service at sea

Amount awarded: £15,000

Age UK Wirral

to support the wellbeing of residents at Mariners Park, Wallasey through assisting older resident seafarers to utilise IT to maintain connections with family and friends.

Amount awarded: £13,200

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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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