Patron: HM The Queen | President: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM
Education is the Foundation

Supporting children and young people

To be considered for support, young British people must have one or other parent who has served at sea in a Merchant Navy and who is unable to provide fully for their child's education, maintenance or upbringing. The length of sea-service is considered when determining whether a young person is eligible for support and, in all instances, the Trustees will use their discretion.

We can help children and young people at any stage of educational development, from birth through to them obtaining their professional career-entry qualification. This support includes:

  • Day care, pre-school or nursery
  • Primary education
  • Secondary education
  • Further education
  • Higher education - to professional entry qualification
  • Career training and apprenticeships - to professional entry qualification

In each case, we need to identify a genuine 'need' and this will be based upon factors such as domestic environment, locality, health, finance and education.

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