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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Sailors' Children's Society

Grant funding to continue the provision of individual hardship grants for children of Merchant Navy and fishing fleet seafarers to cover the increasing costs of food and heating during the COVID-19 crisis for six months.

Amount awarded: £20,000

Seafarers Hospital Society

Grant funding for a short-term project in the form of a feasibility study to explore and develop the preventative recommendations made within Seafarers UK's Fishing Without a Safety Net research which aims to enhance the financial resilience of UK fishers.

Amount awarded: £18,000

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

Clyde Fishermen's Trust

Grant funding to continue providing support to the Clyde fishermen and their families impacted by COVID-19. This is in the form of providing financial support for hardship and assistance to diversify and develop new market opportunities.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Cockenzie & Port Seton Fishermen's Association Limited

Grant funding for hardship grants of £500 per fisher to cover essential costs. Plus £5,500 for the Association to support fishers to diversify their catch and promote opportunities to purchase from the association to a wider market.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Officers' Association (The)

Grant funding to support current and former Royal Navy and Royal Marine seafarers in need, particularly midshipmen.

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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