Helping seafarers and their families since 1917

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In 2016, our grants programme helped 72 organisations and projects



To continue our work in aiding those seafarers who so desperately need our help, we need to raise as much money as possible in support of the organisations and projects that are making a real difference to people’s lives across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets and Royal Navy.

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Seafarers UK is a charity that helps people in the maritime community, by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families.

How you can help us


There are many different ways to get involved and help us to raise vital funds for seafarers and their families.

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How we can help you


If you are a charity or project seeking funding, or if you need further support, we can help.

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Our Centenary in focus

Seafarers UK (formerly King George’s Fund for Sailors) was formed in 1917 to help support seafarers and their families during the First World War. 100 years later, the charity’s mission is the same. The focus of our Centenary Year will be on supporting the past, present and future of seafaring.

Latest Events

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    100 Challenge

    Take on a challenge in 2017, raising at least £100 to help us celebrate our Centenary and continue the vital support for seafarers in need and their families.

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    London Centenary Celebration Dinner

    Take part in our special Celebration Dinner to mark 100 years of welfare support for seafarers in need, helping to raise funds for Seafarers UK and its three Centenary projects.

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