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

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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Arvind’s ship was detained at a port in Russia for almost five months.

Arvind’s story outlines the challenges of being a seafarer during the COVID-19 pandemic - uncertainty over pay, long working days, and months at sea isolated from their families.

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Enabling digital service delivery during the COVID-19 crisis

£38,000 was awarded to The Mission to Seafarers to enable the provision of digital welfare support and services for seafarers and their families wishing to speak to a chaplain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A lifeline to seafarers stranded onboard

An emergency grant of £29,500 was awarded to the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest to support its Seafarers’ Centre in Tilbury, providing essential frontline support to seafarers arriving at this busy port.

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