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.

Does your organisation or project work to provide support for seafarers in need and their families? See if you’re eligible for a grant to help you.

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The Money Charity

To develop and deliver a financial capability training course for fishers and a webinar on financial capability for financial 'champions' within fishing communities across the UK which will empower them to support fishing families.

Amount awarded: £8,760

UK Sailing Academy

Grant funding to support the Professional Yacht Cadetship Fund which provides a repayment bursary fund for young people from maritime families or disadvantaged backgrounds to complete a Professional Yacht Cadetship at UK Sailing Academy.

Amount awarded: £8,500

Beccles Sea Cadets

Grant funding for plumbing of shower units and interactive teaching boards at the new premises for Beccles Sea Cadet Unit in Suffolk, as part of our restricted Beryl Threadkell Fund.

Amount awarded: £7,500

Plymouth Trawler Agents Limited

Grant funding to support Devon and Cornish fishers through the COVID-19 crisis by facilitating a new selling direct to public market for fish, with deliveries nationwide via joint funding with the Fishmonger's Company.

Amount awarded: £7,500

Islay & Jura Community Enterprises Ltd

Grant funding to provide Covid-19 related remote support for seafarer families living on the Hebridean islands of Islay & Jura. Grant also includes core cost support for local charity delivering project.

Amount awarded: £7,295

Not Forgotten Association

Grant funding to provide quality entertainment and recreational events and activities to merchant seamen around the UK in order to combat isolation and loneliness.

Amount awarded: £7,000

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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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