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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International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network

Grant funding awarded to support SeafarerHelp - a free, confidential and multilingual helpline available to an estimated 1.6m International seafarers worldwide and their families, 24/7, 265 days per year.

Amount awarded: £112,000

Fishing into the Future

Grant funding awarded to support the salary of a full time programme manager to develop and lead a programme of activities to engage local grassroots fishers in the science of fishing and the co-management of fisheries to improve financial resilience of fishers.

Amount awarded: £42,000

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Grant funding awarded to the UK Port Welfare Vehicle Replacement Project - an ongoing programme that ensures a vehicle replacement scheme for welfare organisations supporting seafarers around the coast of the UK.

Amount awarded: £31,000

Port of Bristol Seafarers’ Centre

Grant funding awarded to provide support and services to seafarers visiting the ports of Portbury and Avonmouth.

Amount awarded: £25,000

Cornish Fish Producers Organisation

Grant funding awarded to support the production of The Fathom Podcast - the only specialist commercial fishing podcast in the UK which educates and informs working fishers on relevant and time-sensitive topics that impact their working lives.

Amount awarded: £21,000

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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