Seafarers UK is a leading provider of grants to maritime charities and charitable maritime projects, working to help serving and ex-serving seafarers and their families who are experiencing hardship.
The aim is to provide sustainable funding and improve the quality of life for those in greatest need.
They meet that aim through supporting organisations which provide welfare and support services for seafarers.
The grants policy is to support seafarers who are:
- Older seafarers, over the usual age of retirement, and their dependants.
- Working age seafarers working at sea in the maritime industries, former seafarers under retirement age and Merchant Navy cadets and trainees.
- Families and dependants of current or former seafarers who are still of working age.
- Young people in maritime youth groups focusing on those considering or pursuing a career at sea.
Additionally, they have also released guidelines for applications for our COVID-19 Emergency Fund.