Membership Benefits

Constituent and associate membership

The key benefits of becoming a member

MNWB’s services are continually evolving to meet the needs of its members, and as a Constituent Member you can benefit from a wide range of services and opportunities with priority access to knowledgeable and helpful staff who will provide you and your organisation with advice, information and guidance on charity management, best practice guides and resources, funding programmes, Seafarer Support, and training.

We offer two levels of membership:

Constituent Members

Associate Members

Constituent or Associate?

Constituent Membership Associate Membership
Access to Grants ✔︎
Access to Training ✔︎ ✔︎
Subsidised training
Opportunity to help shape/influence training courses ✔︎
where appropriate
where appropriate
PWC membership ✔︎
where appropriate
where appropriate
Benefit from MNWB Projects (eg MiFi, VRP) ✔︎
Opportunity to help shape/influence MNWB projects ✔︎ ✔︎
Membership of Serving Seafarers Working Group, Older Seafarers & Families Working Group and Crisis Working Group ✔︎ ✔︎
where appropriate
Invitation to attend biennial seafarers’ welfare conference ✔︎ ✔︎
Participate in MNWB surveys, evaluations & research projects which could influence UK government policy, short and longer term change in the sector ✔︎ ✔︎
Benefit from the Board’s NSWB status, acting as the voice of our members via lobbying and engagement with UK government ✔︎ ✔︎
where appropriate
Access to a network of member organisations committed to improving seafarers’ welfare ✔︎ ✔︎
Access MNWB’s specialist knowledge and expertise on the sector, best practice tools & resources ✔︎ ✔︎
Opportunity to join as a trustee on our Board and have voting rights ✔︎
Influence and feedback on the Board’s strategic plan, priorities and direction ✔︎ ✔︎
Make nominations (and eligibility) for the Board’s prestigious Annual Award for Services to Seafarers’ Welfare ✔︎ ✔︎
Sponsorship opportunities for MNWB projects, training and events ✔︎ ✔︎
Support to increase your organisation’s profile on social media, print & broadcast media where appropriate ✔︎ ✔︎
Company profile and logo on MNWB’s website ✔︎ ✔︎

Working in partnership

MNWB understands that Constituent membership is a two-way process, a partnership. And, just as MNWB values and benefits from our Constituents’ expertise, commitment, and time, we appreciate it’s equally important to make sure their membership experience is positive, worthwhile, and mutually beneficial.

To help us achieve that, we have set out some guidelines below, showing what we believe we should expect from one another when joining as an MNWB Constituent member.

Our Commitment to you as a Constituent Member

We want to make sure that our Constituent Members feel supported by MNWB, and we will always welcome feedback on how we can improve our current services.  We will ensure the following:

  • A welcome meeting and induction day to introduce you to the Board and its team and identify any ongoing support you feel your organisation may need from us.
  • A commitment to continuously improve our services by listening to our Constituent members while also assessing the ever-changing maritime welfare charity landscape so that we can offer the right support.
  • Collaborative working with MNWB and its Constituent members to share ideas and information and to make a collective impact – on the ground or at government level.

As an MNWB Constituent Member we ask your commitment to us includes:

  • Attendance at relevant MNWB Working Groups and Conferences.
  • Engagement with MNWB and its Constituent members, working collaboratively and to avoid duplication of effort.
  • Participation in MNWB surveys, evaluations, and research projects.
  • Feedback to MNWB on how we can improve our services to Constituents to improve the lives of seafarers and raise welfare standards.

Apply for membership today

Join the growing movement of organisations that are making positive changes to the lives and wellbeing of seafarers around the world.