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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Stella Maris

A grant awarded by the Seafarers International Relief Fund for food and medicine vouchers to feed and support 1,655 seafarers and their 6,000 family members in Philippines. The seafarers will also benefit from a wellness seminar designed to help them return to work.

Amount awarded: £87,460

Stella Maris

A grant awarded by the Seafarers International Relief Fund to provide 10 oxygenators, food for one month for a family of 5, post-COVID medical care, counselling and occupational therapy for seafarers and their families in Cochin, Kerala who are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Amount awarded: £87,150

UK Sailing Academy

Funding for two dedicated welfare roles to support the wellbeing of UKSA students which continues as they qualify and work as seafarers; and to roll out a ‘Mental Health and wellbeing for Seafarers’ training module internally and externally.

Amount awarded: £70,000


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

Mission to Seafarers

A grant awarded by the Seafarers International Relief Fund to provide food including rice, dhal, oil and fruit and vegetables plus herbal medicine, hand sanitiser and other PPE equipment for seafarers in Thoothukkudi (Tuticorin), India.

Amount awarded: £47,000

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

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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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