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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UK Sailing Academy

Funding for two dedicated welfare roles to support the wellbeing of UKSA students which continues as they qualify and work as seafarers; and to roll out a ‘Mental Health and wellbeing for Seafarers’ training module internally and externally.

Amount awarded: £70,000

Sailors' Society

A grant awarded to deliver Chaplaincy Port Outreach welfare services in Scottish ports. This involves providing counselling for physical, mental health, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and linking to the International Crisis Response Network.

Amount awarded: £70,000

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

Felixstowe & Haven Ports Seafarers Service

Financial support to cover shortfall caused by Covid-19 restricting access to shore leave and visits

to the seafarer centre, thereby reducing Centre's ability to generate income from sales.

Amount awarded: £63,800

Human Rights at Sea

Grant funding to support ongoing day-to-day activities of the Charity in undertaking the 'Human Rights at Sea Awareness and Behaviour Change Programme'.

Amount awarded: £63,250

Chirp Charitable Trust

Core funding for the Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme for one year to aid achieving its primary objectives in respect of maritime safety.

Amount awarded: £60,000

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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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