Give money

Thank you for choosing to give money to the RNLI. Your kindness and generosity powers our lifesaving and we need your support now more than ever.

This year, our lifesavers faced a relentless summer. Gear needs repairing and lifeboats need maintaining. And less favourable weather will make rescues more daunting.

The coast draws sea-lovers and day-trippers all year round. But the water’s about to get a little colder and the waves a little choppier. Even those who never expect to get wet can get caught out.

When they do, they’ll rely on our volunteers, who in turn rely on their kit and training – the things that people like you help provide. You could be the backup they need.

Below are some examples of how you can help, whether you're looking to donate money or ‘join the crew’ in other ways. Your kind support will not only help to get our crews home safely to their families, it’ll help them to get others home safely to their families too.

Andrew Scott, Oban crew.
Make a donation
Your donations help bring people home to their families, including our own lifesavers.
Donate now
Ciaran Doyle, from Wicklow
‘A gift in your Will is my protection at sea’
Gifts in Wills bring our brave lifeboat crews home safely. They can provide the protective gear, lifeboats, training and equipment they and our lifeguards need to save lives. We would be so thankful if, after you’ve looked after your family and friends, you would consider leaving a gift in your Will to the RNLI. 
Leave a legacy
Lifeboat crew on All Weather Lifeboat
Donate in memory
A donation to the RNLI is a special way to remember someone who loved the sea.
Remember someone special
St Ives Shannon class lifeboat, Nora Strachura
Give to a special appeal
Find an appeal you'd like to support and help save lives your way.
Support an appeal
RNLI Welly filled with coins on the beach
Pay in your fundraising money
Taken part in an RNLI fundraising event? Great! Pay it in.
Pay in fundraising money
Group shot of Peel lifeboat volunteers outside the lifeboat station housing their Mersey class lifeboat, Ruby Clery 12-22
Your major gift will help to support the future of lifesaving.
Make a difference
The Lizard Lifeboat Station’s running costs are supported by a charitable trust
Trusts and foundations
We work closely with charitable trusts and foundations to save more lives at sea.
Find out more
ALB kit hanging in the station at Dunmore East
Lifeboat lottery
Be in with a chance to win while you support the work of our brave crews.
Enter the lottery
St Ives’ Shannon class lifeboat Nora Stachura during trials.
Payroll Giving
An easy, flexible and tax-efficient way to give a regular donation to the RNLI from your gross salary.
Sign up
Barrow lifeboat volunteers onboard their tamar class lifeboat.
Share giving
Turn your unwanted shares into lifesavings by donating them to the RNLI.
Donate shares
Shannon class lifeboat at the All-weather Lifeboat Centre
Bitcoin donations
We now accept the digital currency Bitcoin - make a donation and save lives at sea.
Donate Bitcoin
Sunderland B class lifeboat
Gift Aid
Boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate - it won’t cost you a penny extra.
Learn more
Crosshaven atlantic boat on water with crew members aboard
Charity Tax Back Scheme
Boost your donation by 45 cents for every euro you donate.
Charity Tax Back Scheme
Other ways to donate to the RNLI
Here you’ll find some useful information and links about different donation methods.
Find out more

Celebrate your loved one on the top of the Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat

Due to the unprecedented success of Launch a Memory, you can now for the first time add your loved one’s name in the letters and numbers on the top of the new all-weather Shannon class which will save lives at sea for years to come.