It is now a British national children’s educational charity, which provides funding for the needy British children of Merchant Navy seafarers, professional sea-going fishermen and RNLI lifeboat crew members, who have served or are serving at sea and who are unable to meet their children’s educational needs. Our Patron HM the late Queen and our President HRH the late Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM.
We help our beneficiaries, or ‘Foundationers’ as we call them, by providing support that ‘enables education’ – which could be anything from school fees, textbooks or uniform, right through to computers, internet access or even shoe repairs!
For centuries, the RMNEF has played a vital role in the prosperity of the UK. Our archives provide a fascinating snapshot of the previous 190 years of British social history, preserving it for future generations. Watch the video below to find out more.
Please read the case studies below to find out how we have directly supported our Foundationers.
We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Dimbleby has agreed to act as an ambassador… Click here for the full story.