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.

Of the countless ways you can make a difference and give money to charity, we're honoured and so very grateful you've chosen to save lives at sea. Especially during one of the toughest times we have all ever faced - a time when we need each other the most.

The health crisis has hit our charity hard, yet our lifeboat volunteers are busier than ever. The drop in our income is expected to be millions - money that would usually help give lifeboat crews everything they need. And now there's the extra cost of essential PPE like face masks and gloves. 

Nothing could have prepared our volunteers for the pandemic. But they kept on answering the call to rescue, 24/7, ready and willing to launch to the rescue. Now they need your help. To bring hope to the brave volunteers who give up so much to save others.

When the coronavirus struck, training courses were cancelled. Planned lifeboat maintenance was delayed. But still the calls for help kept coming. Wear and tear on kit and equipment carried on. Your kindness will keep us ready, for when we’re needed most. 

See below the many different ways you can give money to the RNLI, whether you're looking to donate money to charity or give in other ways. Your kind support will help to keep our lifeboat volunteers trained and equipped to brave the unexpected - and come home safe - which is the best present they, and their families, could receive

Andrew Scott, Oban crew.
Make a donation
Your donations help bring people home to their families, including our own lifesavers.
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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
Philanthropy
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.
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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
Apple Pay payment mark
Apple Pay
Learn more about Apple Pay, the contactless payment service that lets you donate to the RNLI at the touch of a button.
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Sunderland B class lifeboat
Gift Aid
Boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate - it won’t cost you a penny extra.
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Other ways to donate to the RNLI
Here you’ll find some useful information and links about different donation methods.
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