Helping seafarers and their families since 1917

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In 2019, our grants programme awarded £2.2m in total funding



To continue our work in aiding seafarers who are in need and their families, 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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As an island nation we rely on seafarers to transport 95% of all UK's imports by sea, to catch our fish and defend our shores. Watch our animation to learn how Seafarers UK supports seafarers in need and their families.

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    Seafarers UK Trustee Lord Mountevans Highlights Issues Facing Fishers

    As the UK Fisheries Bill proceeds through Parliament, Seafarers UK Trustee Lord Mountevans grasped the opportunity on 11 February to inform Peers about the challenges facing Britain’s small scale inshore fishers and their coastal communities.

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    Charity calls for veteran seafarers to share their stories

    As part of the UK’s VE Day 75th anniversary commemorations* in May 2020, Seafarers UK is launching a Veterans Appeal to raise funds in support of seafaring veterans and their families. Seafarers UK (the charity created in 1917 as King George’s Fund for Sailors) endeavours to support all seafaring veterans in need, regardless of their age of area of service.

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