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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Befrienders Worldwide

Befrienders Worldwide propose to set up an emotional support service in collaboration with other charities using their new Help App to allow seafarers to contact designated help centres located in countries which have strong links to shipping.

Amount awarded: £16,500

The Humber Seafarers' Service

Grant funding to support the Humber seafarers' centre, North East of England, due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

Amount awarded: £15,000

Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariner's Royal Benevolent Society

The provision of a top-up fund to support emergency grants to those Merchant Navy seafarers and their dependants in real poverty, but who do not fit within the organisations' set criteria (e.g. 10 years' sea service).

Amount awarded: £15,000

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

International Port Welfare Partnership: the next stage of a MNWB & ISWAN collaborative partnership project which aims to encourage & facilitate the creation of welfare boards that bring the maritime community together to work in partnership.

Amount awarded: £14,000

Cobhair Bharraigh SCIO

Core funding of support services involved in delivering Day Care and Home Support to improve quality of life for elderly seafarers living with dementia, mental, physical or sensory impairment who are isolated, lonely or frail in Scotland.

Amount awarded: £12,500

Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Ltd

Grant to deliver services and activities which support current and retired seafarers families and dependants on the Scottish Hebridean islands of Islay & Jura to improve mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Amount awarded: £10,000

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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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