Seafarers UK Offers Grants to Support Seafarers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 8, 2020

One of the UK’s largest charitable funders of maritime communities, Seafarers UK is inviting organisations providing welfare services for seafarers impacted by COVID-19 to apply for grants.

Earlier this year Seafarers UK’s trustees released £2 million of additional funding in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More than £1 million has already been dispersed, including grants awarded to ISWAN, London Tilbury Seafarers’ Centre, Mission to Seafarers and Stella Maris.

Seafarers UK welcomes applications for funding from charities and other not-for-profit organisations providing support for seafarers and their families in the UK and overseas.

Chief Executive Officer Catherine Spencer said: ‘From paying to provide portable MiFi units for use by seafarers stranded on ships stuck in port, to our ongoing support for vital initiatives such as ISWAN’s Seafarers Emergency Fund, grants made by Seafarers UK are helping to relieve the distress and anxiety suffered by many seafarers, including those caught up in the crew change crisis.’

Further information is available at https://www.seafarers.uk/helping-you/grant-funding/ where applications for grants can be made online.