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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Stella Maris

To support Stella Maris’ welfare ship-visiting programme for seafarers and fishers across British ports as its services return to full capacity following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amount awarded: £130,000

Stella Maris

Grant funding support to Stella Maris’ ship-visiting programme to support seafarers and fishers across British ports in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amount awarded: £130,000

Mission to Seafarers

Grant for core funding for 2021 to help re-open seafarer centres, re-establish transport services and support the growing demand for their London-based advocacy team.

Amount awarded: £122,000

Sailors' Society

Funding support for the Crisis Response Network, a free global service supporting seafarers and their families during traumatic incidents such as piracy, abandonment and natural disasters.

Amount awarded: £120,000

Nautilus Welfare Fund

Grant funding to support additional costs arising from COVID-19 (increased costs of PPE and staff costs) as well as to cover for loss of income while this 32-room care home for seafarers was closed to new residents due to the pandemic.

Amount awarded: £118,425

International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network

Grant funding awarded to support SeafarerHelp - a free, confidential and multilingual helpline available to an estimated 1.6m International seafarers worldwide and their families, 24/7, 265 days per year.

Amount awarded: £112,000

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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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