Supporting seafarers centres

Learn more about the emergency grant funding we awarded to a seafarer centre in Tilbury Port which supported seafarers stranded in the Port as travel restrictions were imposed during the coronavirus pandemic.

We have also supported seafarers’ centres which experienced loss of income as a result of having to shut down during the lockdown period, and Mission to Seafarers to ensure that their Flying Angel centres can re-open as COVID-19 secure environments for seafarers to visit safety.

How we supported our charity partners

  • 6 grants awarded
  • 5 organisations supported
  • £183,500 awarded in total funding

All grants awarded:

  • Felixstowe & Haven Ports Seafarers’ Centre – £39,000
  • Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest – Tilbury – £29,500
  • Humber Seafarers’ Service – £15,000
  • Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre – £15,000
  • Mission to Seafarers Africa – £60,000
  • Mission to Seafarers (Safer Seafarer Centres) – £40,000

A lifeline to seafarers stranded on-board

An emergency grant of £10,000 was awarded to the Queens Victoria Seamen’s Rest to support their Seafarers’ Centre in Tilbury, providing essential frontline support to seafarers arriving at this busy port.

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