Seafarers UK has been helping people in the maritime community for more than 100 years, by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea. The charity does this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Last year, Seafarers UK gave grants totalling more than £2 million to over 50 charities, organisations and projects. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and to maintain its annual grant-making programme is heavily dependent on public donations, legacies and corporate support including participation in events.
Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager:
“Seafarers UK is delighted to see the Chamber of Shipping introduce a Charity category of membership. This will help us and the ‘delivery partner’ charities we support to have a higher profile within the organisation and to develop more relationships with industry partners. We look forward to working with the Chamber in the coming months to promote what Seafarers UK has planned for 2020”