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

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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A cruise ship head waiter repatriated home following a protracted stranding in London

Izad’s* story hallmarks the enormous difficulties that coronavirus has brought to seafarers throughout the world.

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Fisherman born, fisherman bred

The new modern mini Centre in Troon, developed with the assistance of The Seafarers’ Charity and Merchant Navy Welfare Board funding, provides key resources to local fishermen and migrant workers based on fishing boats utilising the harbour.

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