You can help save lives at sea by making a donation through your charitable trust. As well as providing vital support for our running costs, significant donations can be used to support a particular area of our work.
For example, your trust could help us redevelop our lifeboat stations so that we can give our volunteer crew the modern facilities they need. Perhaps you would like to help us purchase equipment for a particular lifeboat station? Or you may want to help us expand our lifeguard service, which saves lives and helps prevent accidents on and around beaches.
We would like to thank all the trusts and foundations that give valuable support to the RNLI. Here are some case studies:
The Belsize Charitable Trust No 1 has been a loyal supporter of the RNLI for many years, concentrating on our lifeboat crews in the south west of England. The Trust’s most recent project was funding the mechanic’s workshop in the new Padstow Lifeboat Station at a cost of £10,000.
The workshop is a vital part of the station and used on a daily basis to maintain the lifeboat and other lifesaving equipment. The trustees visited the station, where they were able to see the result of their donation and meet the volunteer crew – the people that directly benefit from their generosity.
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity was established in 1981 and one of its first ever emergency grants for disaster relief was to the Penlee disaster fund, following the loss of the Penlee lifeboat and crew in the same year. In 2008, the Grand Charity supported crew training at RNLI College in Poole by funding a week-long introductory D class course for each of the next 3 years, at a total cost of £72,000, or £24,000 per annum.
Case Study: The Lloyd’s Register Foundation
With only 1 in 10 volunteers joining the RNLI from a professional maritime occupation, training is especially important. The Lloyd's Register Foundation has previously supported crew training and recently pledged to fund a further 5 years of sea survival training, from January 2011–December 2015, bringing their total support to just over £1.5M.
The Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) invests in science, engineering and technology for public benefit, worldwide.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland | RNLI (Trading) Ltd - 01073377, RNLI (Sales) Ltd - 2202240, RNLI (Enterprises) Ltd - 1784500 and RNLI College Ltd - 7705470 are all companies registered at West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ. Images & copyright © RNLI 2013.