Supporting the provision of quality welfare for seafarers and their dependants
The aims of the Maritime Charities Group (MCG) are to:
The Maritime Charities Group was established in 2003. The group’s membership is comprised of Seafarers UK, Merchant Navy Welfare Board, Trinity House, Nautilus International, Seafarers' Hospital Society and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. The administration of the MCG lies with Seafarers UK (
). The Chairmanship of the MCG lies with the independent Chairman, Cdr Graham Hockley, and the current Programme Development Manager is Valerie Coleman.
The MCG aims to collaborate closely by understanding one another’s policies and grant making criteria, sharing information, jointly funding larger grants and encouraging good practice.
In 2005 the members agreed that there was a need to look at the current work of the maritime welfare charities against future needs. This recognised significant issues taking place in the charity sector alongside major changes that continue to take place within shipping and seafaring. To achieve this members jointly funded and managed a major research project covering the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and fishing industry. The research covered four groups:
‘Supporting Seafarers and Their Families: Challenges for the Future’ (SSTF) was published in May 2007 and its recommendations have formed the basis for a series of developmental projects and further research since that time.
A few examples of projects funded by MCG:
Contact MCG to:
: 07515 050301
To download, view or print the latest working group reports please use the links below:
The MCG also continues to take overall responsibility for the ‘Supporting Seafarers and their Families' initiative by:
Our mission is to help improve the effectiveness of all those charities caring for merchant seafarers, fishermen and their dependants.
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