Supporting us

In 2017, Seafarers UK awarded an amazing £3.17m in grants to charities and organisations involved in providing welfare, or maritime youth services or projects in the UK and overseas.

With no statutory funding, the charity relies on supporters, donors and volunteers to be able to carry on providing the long-term aid that last year gave hope and help to over 185,000 people in need including ex-seafarers and veterans, dependents, those currently working at sea, as well as those training for a career at sea.

There are many different ways for you to get involved and help to raise vital funds and awareness for seafarers in need and their families. Whether you wish to make a donation, take part in one of our exciting Challenges, become a corporate supporter, attend one of our memorable Royal Marines Bands concerts, join our Lottery, become a volunteer with one of our local fundraising groups, or help with our Campaigning work, your support will be greatly appreciated.

Watch this 5-minute video on how our funding helped make a difference to Ann, a fisherman’s widow.

As an 'island nation' we depend on seafarers to defend our shores, trade with other countries and import essential fuel and food