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.

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Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust

Grant funding for COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Programme which is a match funding project, led by Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust which aims to alleviate and respond to some of the current, immediate challenges faced by the seafood sector across the UK.

Amount awarded: £250,000

Seafarers Hospital Society

Grant funding to support the UK Maritime Anchor Fund. The fund has been developed for seafarers living and working in the UK who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Fund provides one-off emergency grants, advice from on financial resilience, free relationship counselling and mental health support.

Amount awarded: £200,000

Fishermen's Mission

Grant funding to support the Fishermen's Mission Superintendents to award individual hardship grants to fishers financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Amount awarded: £195,000

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

Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau Limited

Grant funding to support the Seafarers Advice & Information Line to provide a free telephone service to merchant seafarers and UK fishers within the framework and management of Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau.

Amount awarded: £158,359

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

Grant funding for SeafarerHelp: a free international multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families, and additional funding to assist the COVID-19 response via a top-up of the Seafarers' Emergency Fund.

Amount awarded: £150,000

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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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