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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Safer Waves

To provide an online email support service to merchant seafarers who have experienced sexual harassment, gender discrimination or sexual assault while working at sea.

Amount awarded: £4,000

Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust

To produce an influential report for policy and decision-makers that collates the views of the fishing industry from around the UK, regarding how Brexit has affected them and how they can be better supported.

Amount awarded: £3,400

Cornwall Community Development Ltd

Production of a short film on UK tax and national insurance for inclusion within the financial capability training course developed from a recommendation within Fishing Without a Safety Net to enhance the financial resilience of UK fishers.

Amount awarded: £3,000

The Money Charity

An additional grant to cover payment for further costs incurred in completing the development of a financial capability training course and webinar to enhance the financial resilience of fishers.

Amount awarded: £2,200

Sailors' Society

Joint grant funding with key maritime welfare charities awarded to support five Indian seafarers to return to their home country after being imprisoned in Iran for 19 months.

Amount awarded: £1,500

Falklands Veterans Foundation

Grant to enable a Merchant Navy veteran's granddaughter to accompany her disabled mother during her visit to the Falkland Islands graves of her Father killed in actions during the Falkland Islands conflict.

Amount awarded: £1,300

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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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