The awards are generously funded by a grant from the ITF Seafarers' Trust

The ITF Seafarers' Trust has been active in supporting seafarers for over 30 years. In that time more than USD 200 million has been spent on projects in 106 different countries, and 550 different ports. As a grant-making UK registered charity we support organisations who do the front line work of supporting seafarers. Recent giving has focused on communication facilities for seafarers, transport for seafarers, assistance to seafarers and their families who have been the victims of piracy attacks and seafarers' rights.