Support for business disruption/loss of income

A number of maritime charities and organisations were no longer able to continue operating as a consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown. This enforced disruption to their operations resulted in a loss of income creating financial difficulties. Seafarers UK was able to step-in to provide grant funding to compensate for the loss of income, thereby ensuring that the charities were in a better position to recover from the disruption to their business and continue to support seafarers into the future.

How we supported our charity partners

  • 5 grants awarded
  • 4 organisations supported
  • £182,000 awarded in total funding

All grants awarded:

  • Felixstowe & Haven Ports Seafarers’ Centre – £39,000
  • Humber Seafarers’ Service – £15,000
  • Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre – £30,000
  • Mission to Seafarers Africa – £60,000
  • Mission to Seafarers (Chat2Chaplain) – £38,000

Supporting the UK’s fishing industry during COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis led to the collapse of seafood markets across the UK. To support the seafood supply chain, the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust and Seafarers UK developed and matched-funded a £500,000 Rapid Response Grant Programme

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