Seafarers UK (King George's Fund For Sailors)

Seafarers UK (King George's Fund For Sailors)

Charity information

Seafarers UK (King George's Fund For Sailors)

Seafarers UK is a charity that helps people in the maritime community, by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families. We do this by giving money to organisations and projects that make a real difference to people’s lives across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Founded 1917

  • Mission statement

    The services we fund have a positive impact on all seafarers. Last year we gave grants totalling £2. 5 million to over 70 maritime welfare charities.

    As an ‘island nation’ we depend on our seafarers to defend our shores, trade with other countries and import essential fuel and food. The job of a seafarer is therefore vital, but also demanding and hazardous with a much greater chance of injury than many other professions. A large number of those serving will be facing problems of very different kinds; long periods of separation from friends and family, extended periods of duty, fatigue, and working heavy machinery whilst being exposed to harsh weather.

    Such dangers and difficulties can lead to disability, depression, debt, relationship breakdown, homelessness or even death. Our funding enables seafarers to access advice and information, adapt to life on shore, re-train and find new employment. It also improves their quality of life by helping to provide the essentials of daily living that a small pension (or none) cannot cover. Often it may be the family of a seafarer who has been injured, held hostage or who has subsequently passed-away that require assistance.

    Because Seafarers UK works closely with all of the organisations that support seafarers and their dependants, we can target donations where they will make the biggest difference. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to be able to carry on providing long-term aid. Withou

  • Aims

    Seafarers UK (King George's Fund For Sailors) aims to:

    • The promotion of safety at sea
    • The promotion of efficiency and effectiveness in the maritime charitable sector
    • The relief of seafarers, their families or dependants, who are in need
    • The education and training of people of any age to prepare for work or service at sea
  • Overview

    Established: July 1917

    Registered Charity Number: 226446

    Board members: 16

    Full time staff: 16

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 100

    Phone number: 020 7932 0000

    Address: Seafarers UK (King George's Fund for Sailors) 8 Hatherley Street LONDON SW1P 2QT

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