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 & Assistance Network

Grant funding to cover additional staff costs in the UK, India and the Philippines in response to a tripling in the level of demand for help as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amount awarded: £38,280

Age UK Wirral

Grant funding to address social isolation amongst the most frail older ex-seafarers at Mariners' Park, Wallasey through activities and events.

Amount awarded: £36,200

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

Mission to Seafarers

Emergency funding to support the welfare needs of seafarers at ports in Africa and the Pacific severely affected by COVID-19. The ports include: Walvis Bay, Namibia; Durban, S Africa; Mombasa, Kenya; Tahiti, Solomon Island; Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea.

Amount awarded: £35,300

Stella Maris

Grant to maintain and develop operational capacity to deliver welfare services to seafarers arriving in the ports of Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay in South Africa.

Amount awarded: £35,000

Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

Grant awarded to support the operation of services for seafarers at the Port of Tilbury, the London Cruise Terminal and DP World London Gateway.

Amount awarded: £35,000

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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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