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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Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society

Grant funding awarded to contribute towards the long-term provision of regular grants to retired seafarers in financial need (and those unable to work), which delivers a modest but proportionately significant uplift in their income.

Amount awarded: £75,000

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

Sailors' Children's Society

Application for funding towards the Society Support Scheme providing grants, respite breaks and support to disadvantaged children of Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet families throughout the United Kingdom.

Amount awarded: £70,000

Officers' Association (The)

A grant awarded to provide short and long-term practical support, guidance, financial help and advice for ex Royal Navy officers and their families, in particular widows. The support will include access to residential homes for disabled and single persons and working with military and other charities.

Amount awarded: £60,000

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

Nautilus Welfare Fund

To pilot a new model of home casework support in two locations: Cardiff and Tyne. The holistic support aims to maximise welfare benefit and grant income including accessing health, housing and social care provision to enhance independence of Merchant Navy seafarers and fishers.

Amount awarded: £51,800

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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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