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 for care home top-up fees of mariners, who rely on Local Authority Funding to receive residential or nursing care at Mariners' Park Care Home. The grant will also provide funding for a part-time physiotherapy post.

Amount awarded: £159,800

Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding to support additional costs arising from COVID-19 (increased costs of PPE and staff costs) as well as to cover for loss of income while this 32-room care home for seafarers was closed to new residents due to the pandemic.

Amount awarded: £118,425


Grant funding for relationship support and counselling for 120 clients over a 12-month period, providing free access to a range of face-to-face and digital relationship support.

Amount awarded: £57,736

Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

Grant to support the provision of accommodation and welfare services - these services are prioritised for active and retired seafarers and their dependents at East India Dock Road.

Amount awarded: £40,000

Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

Grant funding for Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest's frontline service accommodation for 150+ seafarers, many of them elderly.

Amount awarded: £40,000

Mission to Seafarers

Grant funding to support a programme of daily meals for 2,000 seafaring families for 10-12 days at £17.50 per day in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu state, India who have no food due to the COVID-19 lockdown, job losses and poverty caused.

Amount awarded: £35,610

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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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