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.

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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Cornwall Community Development Ltd

A grant awarded in 2022, to fund an innovative UK-wide research project on fishers' mental health - the first national assessment of its kind.

Amount awarded: £6,500

International Seafarers’ Welfare Assistance Network

A grant awarded in 2022 to provide financial assistance to seafarers and their dependents affected by Typhoon Rai in the Philippines which will enable them to repair their damaged homes.

Amount awarded: £13,250

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

A grant was awarded in 2022 as our annual contribution to the costs of the Merchant Navy Medal Fund which is organised and run by the Merchant Navy Welfare Board.

Amount awarded: £100

UK Sailing Academy

Grant funding awarded in 2022 for continued funding of two dedicated welfare roles, enabling UKSA to support the wellbeing of their students whilst with them and whilst working in the industry, promoting better working lives at sea. Wellbeing materials are also requested.

Amount awarded: £97,600

Mortrans Welfare Fund

Grant funding awarded in 2022 from the Seafarers International Relief Fund to support Ukrainian port workers impacted by the conflict. Funds will be directly used to supply basic human welfare, such as shelter, food, water, transport, access to medical services, and other financial assistance.

Amount awarded: £8,830

Mortrans Welfare Fund

Grant funding awarded in 2022 from the Seafarers International Relief Fund to provide a fund for individual hardship grants to support the members and their families of the Marine Transport Workers Trade Union of Ukraine who have been displaced from their homes or otherwise impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.

Amount awarded: £50,000

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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 since 2017.

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