To-date in 2022, The Seafarers’ Charity awarded £914,220 in grants to 16 organisations, supporting more than 400,000 people in need.

Last year we awarded 74 grants, totalling over £2.9m to 56 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 2020-2022.

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Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding awarded to cover the salaries of two full-time Caseworker posts (in Hull and Portsmouth/Southhampton) who support approximately 200 retired seafarers per year.

Amount awarded: £142,000

Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society

Grant funding awarded to contribute towards the long-term provision of regular grants to retired seafarers in financial need (and those unable to work), which delivers a modest but proportionately significant uplift in their income.

Amount awarded: £75,000

Clyde Fishermen’s Trust

Grant funding awarded to support two full-time project managers and one part-time fundraiser to develop and lead a comprehensive range of projects to ensure the long-term financial sustainability and resilience of fishers in Scotland.

Amount awarded: £75,000

The Money Charity

Grant funding awarded in 2022 to develop and deliver a new financial capability webinar for caseworkers, support workers, and volunteers supporting the financial resilience of UK merchant seafarers.

Amount awarded: £5,100

Fishermen’s Mission

Grant funding awarded to provide hardship grants to commercial fishers in England whose livelihoods have been impacted by the unexplained deaths of lobster, crab and poisoned fish stocks.

Amount awarded: £5,000

Mindfully Wired

Grant funding awarded to extend the financial ‘Safety Net’ to UK-based merchant seafarers through the development of a website consisting of financial capability resources.

Amount awarded: £3,720

We're committed to transparency

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 in 2017 - 2021.

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