Official Charity Partners


Seatrade Awards is delighted to support the outstanding work of both Mission to Seafarers and Seafarers UK.


Seafarers UK

Seafarers UK is a charity that has been championing seafarers since 1917. We support seafarers throughout their seafaring career: from first considering a career at sea, to working at sea, managing relationships at home while adapting to a seagoing life, then coming ashore and during retirement. We do this by giving grants to organisations and projects that make an impact on seafarers' lives, across the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Our key aims are to improve the quality of life for seafarers and their families in times of need by securing more efficient aid and support for them, and to ensure the effective distribution of funds to those organisations that help them, so as to assist as many people as possible.


The Mission to Seafarers

Day and night, The Mission to Seafarers is on call for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world. With over 90% of world trade carried by sea, providing work to 1.5 million seafarers, we offer much needed practical, emotional and spiritual support through ship-visits, our seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services. All of which is made possible by through our global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers. Our mission is to care for the shipping industry’s most important asset: its people. We are grateful for the constant acts of kindness that allow us, in turn, to serve the people that make sacrifices to keep our global economy afloat.