Shipwrecked Mariners Society



Charity Number: 212034 

Contact: Grants Team

Address: 1 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex

Postcode: PO19 1TL

Phone: 01243 787761

Fax: 01243 530853



Summary: The Society provides financial support to ex-mariners and their dependants in retirement and those who are unable to work at sea owing to accident, illness, disability or for compassionate reasons. Financial support can be in the form of an emergency grant to deal with an immediate problem . It also pays an immediate grant to the widow of a serving fisherman or mariner where there is need. 

Financial Support for those affected by COVID 19: We understand that during these times of uncertainty there may be an increased need for financial support among the fishing and merchant maritime community, including for those facing redundancy. In light of this the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has established a £1M COVID-19 Response Fund to provide financial support to UK merchant seafarers and fishers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. We therefore encourage anyone who is in need at this time to contact our grants team.

Note/Restrictions: The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society has supported seafarers through crisis for 181 years and continues to do so as we navigate this latest challenge. Support is available to UK and Irish citizens throughout the British Isles. Applicants must meet set criteria and be receiving all the state benefits to which they are entitled. A minimum of five years’ sea service is required.








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