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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Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

Grant funding for Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest's frontline service accommodation for 150+ seafarers, many of them elderly.

Amount awarded: £40,000

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

Age UK

Continued provision of much-needed telephone friendship group 'Seafarers Link', aimed at helping to reduce loneliness and isolation, and enhancing relationships and social interaction with other seafarers and their communities.

Amount awarded: £27,640

Age UK Wirral

Grant funding to address social isolation amongst older ex-seafarers at Mariners' Park, Wallasey through activities and events including bowls, golf, fitness classes, computer sessions, Big Match Nights, quiz nights etc.

Amount awarded: £27,176

Stella Maris

A grant awarded by the Seafarers International Relief Fund to provide 200 food parcels per month for three months to seafarers impacted by COVID-19 in Chennai, Tamal Nadu, India. Each food parcel contains sufficient food for a family of five.

Amount awarded: £22,600

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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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