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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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

Mission to Seafarers (Africa)

Grant funding contribution to the running costs of 5 seafarers centres in Africa for a 3-month period due to the lack of income because of COVID-19 - namely Durban, Cape Town and Richards Bay in South Africa, as well as Walvis Bay in Namibia, and Mombasa in Kenya.

Amount awarded: £60,000


Grant funding for relationship support and counselling for 120 clients over a 12-month period, providing free access to a range of face-to-face and digital relationship support.

Amount awarded: £57,736

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

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: £50,000

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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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