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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Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to support a top-up in care home fees for mariners residing at Mariners Park, Wallasey and support a part-time physiotherapist post.

Amount awarded: £172,370

Fishermen's Mission

Grant funding awarded in 2022 for organisational core costs (60%) with the remaining 40% split equitably between port welfare programmes in Troon, Kilkeel, Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

Amount awarded: £156,936

Cornwall Community Development Ltd

Funding awarded in 2022 to support the fishing community with access to funding, claims and reporting grants.

Amount awarded: £150,000

Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding awarded to cover the salaries of two full-time Caseworker posts (in Hull and Portsmouth/Southhampton) who support approximately 200 retired seafarers per year.

Amount awarded: £142,000

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

Grant funding awarded in 2022 from the Seafarers International Relief Fund and The Sefarers' Charity's main grants programme to top up ISWAN's Seafarers' Hardship Fund to support seafarers, and their families, impacted by the Ukraine conflict.

Amount awarded: £136,484

International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network

Grant funding awarded to support SeafarerHelp - a free, confidential and multilingual helpline available to an estimated 1.6m International seafarers worldwide and their families, 24/7, 265 days per year.

Amount awarded: £112,000

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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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