The Seafarers’ Charity has announced that £10 million has been awarded by the Charity to support the safety and welfare of seafarers over the past three years.
he Seafarers’ Charity has considerably stepped up its financial support for maritime welfare during this extremely difficult period for seafarers and their families.
Most recently in 2022, The Seafarers’ Charity has awarded over £3 million to support maritime welfare and safety for both UK and international seafarers. This £3m package of support is for everyone who works at sea, whether that be in global shipping, international ferries, UK fishing or the professional yacht industry. Highlights include:
- Funding the essential work of 61 charities and not for profit organisations to deliver a range of welfare support for seafarers – including practical assistance within port, telephone advice, emotional support and hardship grants.
- Supporting working seafarers and those who have retired through services aimed at reducing loneliness and preventing isolation.
- Funding initiatives and services throughout the UK from the Isle of Wight to remote Scottish Islands and internationally in the Philippines, India, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and within African ports too.
- Developing and leading several substantial projects to improve safety in the UK fishing fleet.
I am so proud that our Charity has stepped up over the last three years in response to the various crises that have impacted seafarers. We have worked with both the shipping industry and our delivery partners to raise funds and get funded welfare services in places they were needed most
said Deborah Layde, Chief Executive for The Seafarers’ Charity.
Over the last 10 years, The Seafarers’ Charity has pumped a total of £28 million into supporting seafarers’ welfare.