Support us

Thank you for choosing to support the RNLI. As a charity, we rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to power our lifesaving. And right now, we need your support more than ever.

There are countless good charities to support, all with great causes. If you've been looking at how to support charities, we feel privileged and extremely thankful that you have chosen to save lives at sea. Especially at a time when our income is down, and we urgently need your support.

The health crisis has hit our income hard. Lockdown halted the fundraising events we rely on to power our lifesaving service. Yet our lifeboat crews have never stopped being on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. They still need protective crew kit and fuel to launch their lifeboats. And their lifeboat stations and lifeboats still need to be maintained and repaired. Your charity support can help them weather the storm. With you beside them, they’ll always be ready, right now and in the future.

Save lives at sea your way

See below for ideas on how to save lives at sea your way. Whether you volunteer, give money, shop with us or raise awareness, you can be sure that however you choose to provide charity support, you will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to the crew and their families too.

How you helped last year

154 lives saved by lifeguards

8,941 lifeboats launched

Where your money goes
Give money
Give money
From one-off donations to leaving a gift in your Will, there’s a way for you to help save lives at sea. 
Give money
See the difference you make
How your support helps
Our lifesaving is powered by you. Being independent from Government, we rely entirely on your support to fund our lifesaving service.
See the difference you make
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Raise money
We’ve got fundraising ideas to inspire you, help and advice to support you and our own events you can join in. 
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Be extraordinary
Become a volunteer
Volunteers make up 95% of our people - ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Be extraordinary
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Saving Lives at Sea on TV: Series 5
More thrilling rescue stories, emotional moments, and interviews with the brave volunteers of the RNLI.
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Where to shop
Give as you shop
Save lives as you shop online. Find out where and how.
Where to shop
Join the RNLI
Become a member
Through RNLI membership you can help save lives at sea and keep updated with our lifesaving work.
Join the RNLI
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Become a corporate partner
Our experienced team can work with you to tailor a partnership suitable for your company’s needs.
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Join us
Become a face-to-face fundraiser
Help us raise money, inspire support and spread safety messages across the coast this Summer. 
Join us
Come visit us
Visit RNLI College
Experience the home of RNLI training where every visit helps save lives at sea.
Come visit us
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Send us your photos
If you have a great photo or video of the RNLI in action, we’d love to see it.
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