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Seafarers UK offers grants to support seafarers hit by Covid

7 October 2020

Seafarers UK is offering grants to charities and non-profits that support seafarers and their families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The charity organisation's trustees released £2m of extra funding earlier this year to combat the effects of the crisis, half of which has been shared among a range of organisations including ISWAN, London Tilbury Seafarers' Centre, Mission to Seafarers and Stella Maris.

Now it is asking similar bodies that are providing welfare in the UK or abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic and crew change crisis to get in touch.

'From paying to provide portable MiFi units for use by seafarers stranded on ships stuck in port, to our ongoing support for vital initiatives such as ISWAN's Seafarers Emergency Fund, grants made by Seafarers UK are helping to relieve the distress and anxiety suffered by many seafarers, including those caught up in the crew change crisis,' Seafarers UK chief executive officer Catherine Spencer said.

Grant applications can be made online at the Seafarers UK website.


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