Seafarers UK is a charity that helps people in the maritime community, by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families.
We do this by giving money to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Last year we gave grants totaling £3.5 million to over 70 maritime welfare charities.
Because Seafarers UK works closely with all of the organisations that support seafarers and their dependants, we can target donations where they will make the biggest difference. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to be able to carry on providing long-term aid. Without this, there simply wouldn’t be the level of support we are able to provide today and that last year gave hope and help to over 170,000 seafarers and their families when they needed it most.