Who we are

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. The charity’s mission remains the same today – to support seafarers and their families in need.

Take a look at our history and some of the key events and highlights of dedicated individuals who have contributed to our proud 102-year story, and learn more about our governance and our team today.

100 years in the making

In 1917, a new charity for the maritime community was established. Such was the impact of so many seafarers who had been maimed or lost at sea during the Great War that the King was prepared to give his name to this new charity, and so it became the King George’s Fund for Sailors. Take a look at the history that shaped Seafarers UK in our Centenary film.

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