Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

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 a regular grant or a one-off grant to deal with an immediate problem including a funeral or both. It also pays an immediate grant to the widow of a serving fisherman or mariner where there is need. The circumstances of regular beneficiaries are normally reviewed every three years.

ContactGrants Team
Address1 North Pallant Chichester West Sussex
PostcodePO19 1TL
Phone01243 787761
Fax01243 530853
Applicants need to have served five years for a one-off grant and ten years for regular support. Open to UK and Irish citizens throughout the British Isles. Applicants must meet the criteria and be receiving all the state benefits to which they are entitled. Now incorporates the Royal Seamen's Pension Fund, the Cornwall Seamans Benevolent Trust, the Hull Fishermen's Trust Fund and is the sole corporate trustee of the Fleetwood Fishing Industry Benevolent Fund.