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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Scottish Nautical Welfare Society

Grant funding to support regular quarterly grant payments to 53 older merchant and fishing beneficiaries in Scotland, plus a contribution towards core costs.

Amount awarded: £46,500

Commsave Credit Union Limited

To provide a marketing budget and loan guarantee fund to underwrite and support the risk of the Credit Union providing affordable financial services to fishing families in the UK.

Amount awarded: £40,000

Mindfully Wired Communications

Development and delivery of a visual and impactful campaign for UK fishing communities which will provide financial education, promote long-term behavioural change in money management practices and increase awareness of support for financial resilience.

Amount awarded: £40,000

South Devon and Channel Shellfishermen Ltd

Grant support for one year for the salary of the co-operative's Executive Officer who delivers a range of services to support and connect shell fishermen in the South Devon and Channel area.

Amount awarded: £25,000

Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariner's Royal Benevolent Society

The provision of a top-up fund to support emergency grants to those Merchant Navy seafarers and their dependants in real poverty, but who do not fit within the organisations' set criteria (e.g. 10 years' sea service).

Amount awarded: £15,000

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

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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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