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 provide rapid emergency grants to seafarers and their families in need and distress through the establishment of the Stella Maris Centenary Emergency Fund.

Amount awarded: £20,000

Befrienders Worldwide

Befrienders Worldwide propose to set up an emotional support service in collaboration with other charities using their new Help App to allow seafarers to contact designated help centres located in countries which have strong links to shipping.

Amount awarded: £16,500

Cobhair Bharraigh SCIO

Core funding of support services involved in delivering Day Care and Home Support to improve quality of life for elderly seafarers living with dementia, mental, physical or sensory impairment who are isolated, lonely or frail in Scotland.

Amount awarded: £12,500

Hull 4 Heroes

Grant funding to employ a full-time Warehouse Operative to lead the daily redistribution of food parcels and essential supplies to vulnerable veterans in Hull during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Veterans Outreach Support

Grant funding for the Veterans Outreach Support Drop-In Centre, integrating welfare, wellbeing and mental health support for ex-Merchant Navy personnel and their families in Portsmouth.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Royal Commonwealth Ex-Service League

Grant funding contribution to provide former Merchant Navy Commonwealth seafarers in poverty in Zimbabwe, and elsewhere in the Commonwealth, with two meals a day.

Amount awarded: £10,000

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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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