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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Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution

Grant funding for core costs to support regular grant maintenance awards for children of deceased seafarers and for additional grant payments to provide extra support families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amount awarded: £78,000

Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

Grant funding towards the regular grants made to Merchant Navy or fishing fleet beneficiaries, or their dependants, with a minimum of 10 years' sea service and who are in financial need as a result of being on a low fixed income.

Amount awarded: £75,000

Human Rights at Sea

Grant funding to support ongoing day-to-day activities of the Charity in undertaking the 'Human Rights at Sea Awareness and Behaviour Change Programme'.

Amount awarded: £63,250

Mission to Seafarers (Africa)

Grant funding contribution to the running costs of 5 seafarers centres in Africa for a 3-month period due to the lack of income because of COVID-19 - namely Durban, Cape Town and Richards Bay in South Africa, as well as Walvis Bay in Namibia, and Mombasa in Kenya.

Amount awarded: £60,000


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

Scottish Nautical Welfare Society

Grant funding to support regular quarterly grant payments to Merchant Navy beneficiaries, and a contribution towards core costs, home visits and additional welfare services due to COVID-19 in Scotland.

Amount awarded: £53,860

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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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