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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Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureau Limited

Co-funding to support the Seafarers Advice and Information Line (SAIL) to provide a Citizens Advice service to seafarers and their dependents in the UK.

Amount awarded: £156,870

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

Funding for SeafarerHelp, a free, confidential, multilingual 24/7 365 days per year helpline available to the estimated 1.6 international seafarers & their families. (Joint funding in partnership with ITF Seafarers Trust & TK Foundation for 3 year period.)

Amount awarded: £127,355

Stella Maris

Grant to support and expand Stella Maris’ welfare provision and ship visiting programme for seafarers and fishers across UK ports.

Amount awarded: £120,000

International Seafarers' Welfare & Assistance Network

Additional grant funding for ISWAN's Seafarers' Crisis Hardship Fund to provide hardship grants to seafarers and their families who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Amount awarded: £100,000

Chirp Charitable Trust

To fund the core costs of the CHIRP Maritime programme and its share of central activities which enable, facilitate and support the maritime programme e.g. administrative, HR and IT support costs

Amount awarded: £55,000

Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariner's Royal Benevolent Society

Grant funding contribution towards long term bi-annual grant payments to regular beneficiaries who are retired mariners or those unable to work and living on a low income.

Amount awarded: £50,000

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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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