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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Mission to Seafarers

Emergency funding to support the welfare needs of seafarers at ports in Africa and the Pacific severely affected by COVID-19. The ports include: Walvis Bay, Namibia; Durban, S Africa; Mombasa, Kenya; Tahiti, Solomon Island; Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea.

Amount awarded: £35,300

Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

Grant awarded to support the operation of services for seafarers at the Port of Tilbury, the London Cruise Terminal and DP World London Gateway.

Amount awarded: £35,000

Stella Maris

Grant to maintain and develop operational capacity to deliver welfare services to seafarers arriving in the ports of Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay in South Africa.

Amount awarded: £35,000

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Grant funding awarded to the UK Port Welfare Vehicle Replacement Project - an ongoing programme that ensures a vehicle replacement scheme for welfare organisations supporting seafarers around the coast of the UK.

Amount awarded: £31,000

Aberdeen Seafarer's Centre

Grant funding for a Chaplain's salary for one year to support the offshore oil industry and seafarer job losses that have been impacted by the decline in the price of oil and COVID-19.

Amount awarded: £30,000

Mission to Seafarers

Contribution funding to develop The Mission to Seafarers App, estimated to reach 35,000 seafarers internationally, to enable seafarers to the Chat to a Chaplain service, and many other welfare services while at sea or on land.

Amount awarded: £30,000

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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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