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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Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Grant funding, together with Department of Transport and Merchant Navy Welfare Board, to provide MiFi units (portable Wi-Fi) for use by port-based maritime welfare charities to enable seafarers to have internet access to connect with their families.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Lighthouse Seafarers Mission

Grant funding to provide suitably qualified staff to provide holiday cover for the Port Chaplain.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Orkney Fisheries Association

Grant funding to provide practical support to members to become Internet and Social Media literate, to help them adjust mentally and emotionally to new ways of selling their catch and advise on best sources of finance and support.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Veterans Outreach Support

Grant funding for the Veterans Outreach Support Drop-In Centre, integrating welfare, wellbeing and mental health support for ex-Merchant Navy personnel and their families in Portsmouth.

Amount awarded: £10,000

Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest

Grant awarded for emergency core funding to Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest seafarers' centre in Tilbury port to support 1,600 seafarers stranded on impounded cruise ships as a result of travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic.

Amount awarded: £9,500

UK Sailing Academy

Grant funding to support the Professional Yacht Cadetship Fund which provides a repayment bursary fund for young people from maritime families or disadvantaged backgrounds to complete a Professional Yacht Cadetship at UK Sailing Academy.

Amount awarded: £8,500

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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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