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, your donations helped us to:

  • Award 67 grants
  • Support 50 organisations
  • Award £2.4m in total funding

The impact of your support

Case Studies

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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Supporting Falkland’s veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

When Nigel needed help to cope with the mental effects of his combat experience, The Seafarers’ Charity-funded Veterans Outreach was the only place he could turn to.

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