Annual Report and Accounts

See the RNLI’s rescue and prevention activities for 2015, future plans, financial review, independent auditor’s report and financial statements in our Annual Report and Accounts 2015 – One Courageous Community.

One Courageous Community

Every day of every year, people of all ages and backgrounds get into danger in the water. It’s a problem that we’re here to tackle. We’re here to explain the risks, share safety knowledge and rescue people whose lives are in danger. We’re here to prevent tragedies – and with your support we always will be.

Rescue
A lifeboat launching down a slipway
Rescue: With courage, we save life in the toughest conditions
RNLI rescue teams saved 442 people’s lives last year. Our frontline service of lifeboat crews, lifeguards and flood rescue teams remains at the heart of our charity. And as long as people need our help on the water, this will never change.
Rescue
Prevention
A beach safety lesson for children underway
Prevention: With courage, we will prevent more tragedies
British and Irish waters are dangerously unpredictable – more than 200 people still die every year in accidents on or near the sea. Worldwide, drowning is an epidemic that kills around 360,000 people annually. In 2015, we went further than ever to change this story.
Prevention
Extraordinary people
Contributions are made to an RNLI collection box
Extraordinary people: With courage, people can power our lifesaving charity
We believe there is a way for every member of the community to save lives. The RNLI supports its volunteers, donors and staff, whatever their roles, to achieve their best and save more lives.
Extraordinary people
Lifesaving that lasts
Workers adding solar panels to a lifeboat station
Lifesaving that lasts: With courage, we build lifesaving that lasts
In order to save more lives, we must be prepared to go further, adapt more quickly and build an organisation that will be sustainable for future generations.
Lifesaving that lasts
Our plans and purpose
Hands putting a puzzle together
Our plans and purpose: With courage, we fulfil our commitment to saving lives
We must ensure our charity is able to sustain its lifesaving service, now and into the future. We review and reconfirm our future direction at regular intervals to ensure we remain on track.
Our plans and purpose