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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Mission to Seafarers

To support:

  • A food ingredients programme in Thoothukudi in Southern India, where many seafarers have been experiencing difficulty in taking up new employment contracts, causing severe financial difficulties.
  • 1,950 families were helped through the programme, or almost 12,000 individuals in total.

Amount awarded: £43,500

The Fishmongers' Company's Fisheries Charitable Trust FCFCT

Grant to fund a 0.4 FTE project manager to provide a secretariat for the Safety Audit project and to provide advocacy and campaigns support for a 6 month period up until 31/05/22

Amount awarded: £20,000

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

Seafarers International Relief Fund: Financial hardship grants to Filipino seafarers and dependents,

as well as next of kin of deceased seafarers, who are impacted by Covid-19 in the Philippines

Amount awarded: £95,000

Felixstowe & Haven Ports Seafarers Service

Financial support to cover shortfall caused by Covid-19 restricting access to shore leave and visits

to the seafarer centre, thereby reducing Centre's ability to generate income from sales.

Amount awarded: £63,800

Sailors' Society

Funding support for the Crisis Response Network, a free global service supporting seafarers and their families during traumatic incidents such as piracy, abandonment and natural disasters.

Amount awarded: £120,000

Safer Waves

Funding to provide an email support service to merchant seafarers who have experienced sexual harassment, gender discrimination or sexual assault while working at sea.

Amount awarded: £5,800

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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 since 2017.

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