Supporting future seafarers

Seafarers UK gives grants to Maritime Youth organisations and projects where the focus is on providing young people with the training needed for a potential career at sea.

In representing the ‘future’, the charity is supporting a Marine Engineering youth project (see details below). It also aims to raise increased funds in support of its work with other Maritime Youth and Education & Training projects and organisations.

Marine Engineering Pathway

Since the launch of this major three-year project in 2016, Seafarers UK and its co-sponsor and delivery partner, Sea Cadets have been working in partnership to inspire and engage 1000’s of young people across the UK in schools and Sea Cadet units in thinking about a future in marine engineering. You can learn more about this project here.


Maritime Education Funding

Seafarers UK grant funding programme supports The Island Trust and students from Plymouth university’s School of Marine Science and Engineering in practical seafaring experience, including a six-day residential voyage organised on board Tectona, an 80ft Gaff Rigged Ketch built in 1928. Read full story to learn how our funding supports future seafarers

My School is an Island

Seafarers UK is a major participant in the exciting ‘My School is an Island’ project managed by the Engineering Development Trust. The project aims to inspire secondary school students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STE(A)M) careers in the future, by getting students to think creatively and collaborate on the provided 10-week challenge.

Download the My School is an Island Booklet to learn more or for any additional information, please get in touch with Richard Holmes.


Recent grants

Seafarers UK works closely with many organisations involved in providing Maritime Youth or Education & Training projects and services. You can find out more about some of the grants we have awarded to support this area of need by using our grants search tool.

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

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