Supporting the wellbeing and welfare of active and retired seafarers.

Every year we award more than £2m in grants to support many maritime and welfare charities. We are working alongside our delivery partners and supporters to deliver our innovative emergency programme designed to provide immediate support to those seafarers and their families hit by the cost of living crisis. See how you can help us fund organisations that deliver immediate support.

In 2023 to-date, your donations helped us to:

  • Award 30 grants
  • Support 25 organisations
  • Award £1.2m in total funding

The impact of your support

Funding to help three brothers at a time of need

William, a serving officer dad is married with four children. His youngest triplets, James, Michael and Peter, were born three months early and had to spend four months in hospital. Due to lack of oxygen at birth, all three brothers have varying degrees of cerebral palsy, sensory loss and learning delay.

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A fisher struck by a serious illness and a financial burden

Jeff was a fisherman for 45 years before a serious illness took him ashore. Thanks to funding from The Seafarers’ Charity, he was able to access financial support to get his family’s finances back on track.

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Retraining for a new career at sea

Alex, an ex-Merchant Navy and Royal Navy seafarer, had been out of work for several months and was finding it difficult to pay his bills.

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Telephone friendship group brings together retired seafarers

Seafarers Group Calls is a project supported by The Seafarers’ Charity which aims to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness of 120 older ex-seafarers, and their dependants, by facilitating their participation in 2,500 moderated community group telephone sessions.

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