The Merchant Navy Fund is a much-needed collaborative initiative set up in 2012 by two long-established charities, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board and Seafarers UK, to exclusively support Merchant Navy seafarers.
Both organisations recognised that many of those with a Merchant Navy background increasingly want to see their donations and legacies used specifically in support of British Merchant Navy seafarers and their families, and the Fund was established solely for this purpose. All the money raised will therefore be used to help finance those charities supporting UK Merchant Navy seafarers and their families at times of need.
We have also launched a special Merchant Navy Fund COVID-19 Emergency Appeal to support many seafarers working on merchant ships who face a wide range of challenges at the time of global pandemic. To support our appeal, please donate online or text MNF 3 to 70085 to donate £3.
If you are an organisation supporting UK Merchant Navy seafarers or their families, see if you are eligible for a grant to help you continue your work.