Who can we help?


If at least one parent has served at sea as part of the Merchant Navy, we endeavour to support the education, maintenance and upbringing of their children – providing they are no longer in a position to help them themselves. To determine whether a young person is eligible for our services, we will also consider the length of their parent’s sea-service – of course, at the Trustees’ total discretion.

We can help children and young people at any stage of their educational development, from birth
through to the course of their professional career-entry qualifications.
We are here to support them at any of the following stages:

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.

Tom's Story

Click here to find out how we were able to help Tom when his father left the sea due to illness.

"Thank you so much for all your help and guidance over the years, and a huge thank you for the funding for my Masters degree."


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