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

Funding for the Seafarers Emergency Fund (SEF) which provides immediate, essential aid to seafarers and families of seafarers, who are directly involved in sudden or unforeseen crises, including COVID-19 cases and welfare issues

Amount awarded: £75,000

Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution

Funding to deliver a more meaningful and sustainable level of financial grant support to the sons and daughters of deceased merchant seafarers and fishers.

Amount awarded: £75,000

Sailors' Children's Society

A funding contribution towards supporting children and young people from Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet families on low incomes. The grant will help with essentials, such as school uniforms, winter coats and shoes, school trips, educational equipment and more.

Amount awarded: £75,000

Sailors' Children's Society

Application for funding towards the Society Support Scheme providing grants, respite breaks and support to disadvantaged children of Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet families throughout the United Kingdom.

Amount awarded: £70,000

Officers' Association (The)

A grant awarded to provide short and long-term practical support, guidance, financial help and advice for ex Royal Navy officers and their families, in particular widows. The support will include access to residential homes for disabled and single persons and working with military and other charities.

Amount awarded: £60,000

Nautilus Welfare Fund

To pilot a new model of home casework support in two locations: Cardiff and Tyne. The holistic support aims to maximise welfare benefit and grant income including accessing health, housing and social care provision to enhance independence of Merchant Navy seafarers and fishers.

Amount awarded: £51,800

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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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