Our support for the Fishing community

See below how our grant funding programme has supported organisations to help fishermen and their families.

Cardigan Bay Fishermen’s Association Limited
A grant of £7,938 was awarded to cover the cost of renovation of a former boat club into a multi-purpose community premises and base for the Association to achieve its ambitions of Community Engagement, Sustainable Fisheries, Secure Future Generations, Safety, Heritage and Training.

Fishermen’s Mission
A grant of £190,319 was made to contribute towards the operating costs of providing outreach caseworkers in Aberdeen and Hull & North Shields to deliver flexible and effective emergency and welfare support.  Another grant of £187,190 was awarded in 2016 as deficit funding for operational costs of outreach and the support of fishermen in Northern Island, North Shields, Peterhead and Troon.

Grimsby Town FC Sports & Education Trust
Funding of £17,000 was made available to fund the provision of fun and challenging way for ex-fishermen in Grimsby to be positive and pro-active about their health, to re-connect with their old colleagues and to try out new activities.

International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN)
A £5,000 grant was awarded in 2016 to fund a research study on the impact of maritime piracy and armed robbery on Bangladeshi fishers and their families.

Peterhead and District Fishermen’s Benevolent Fund
A £5,000 Hardhsip / Poverty grant was awarded as part of long-term and regular support to this small organisation. Our grant makes up the shortfall in income so that the Fund can continue providing welfare support to fishermen who worked in the area for the majority of their working life.

Polperro Harbour Trustees
A grant of £4,500 was awarded to this organisation to fund a communal fishermen’s workshop to allow fishermen to carry out boat maintenance, improve the safety of their vessels and to support retired and ageing fishermen, as they will have space to share their skills and knowledge and connect with the active and younger fishermen.

Sea Fish Industry Authority
Funding of £28,000 was provided for the development and the delivery of a programme to enhance sea-safety for both current, and new fishermen. The aim was to provide cost effective access to eLearning courses designed to reinforce knowledge and skills to positively impact on fishermen’s safety.

Shipwrecked Mariners Society
Grants of £170,000 and £110,000 have been awarded as a contribution towards the charity’s regular grants programme for individual Merchant Navy and fishermen in need.

Stanley Seamen’s Centre
A grant of £10,000 was made in 2016 to provide 24/7 opening of the Falkland Islands Mission Centre 365 days per year, in order to serve Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet crews who will have had limited family contact and shore access for several months. A further £20,000 grant was awarded for an upgrade of accommodation needed to provide good conditions for a Port Chaplain with a heavy workload in difficult circumstances, supporting fish and Merchant Navy seafaring beneficiaries.

With your support, we believe we can do more to help our beneficiary organisations support fishermen and their communities.

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