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. 

This Christmas, our volunteer lifeboat crews will be on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. Just as they have been throughout the pandemic. They will launch around 100 times, leaving their own loved ones at a moment’s notice to rescue someone else’s. You’re the lifesaver they need to bring each other - and those they rescue - home safe.

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 Christmas present they, and their families, could receive

Make a donation
Your donations help bring people home to their families, including our own lifesavers.
Donate now
Your Legacy, our lifeline
Gifts in Wills help bring our brave lifeboat crews home safely, and provide the training and protective gear they and our lifeguards need to save lives. After you’ve looked after your family and friends, please consider leaving a gift in your Will to the RNLI. 
Leave a legacy
Donate in memory
A donation to the RNLI is a special way to remember someone who loved the sea.
Remember someone special
Give to a special appeal
Find an appeal you'd like to support and help save lives your way.
Support an appeal
Pay in your fundraising money
Taken part in an RNLI fundraising event? Great! Pay it in.
Pay in fundraising money
Your major gift will help to support the future of lifesaving.
Make a difference
Trusts and foundations
We work closely with charitable trusts and foundations to save more lives at sea.
Find out more
Lifeboat lottery
Be in with a chance to win while you support the work of our brave crews.
Enter the lottery
Payroll Giving
An easy, flexible and tax-efficient way to give a regular donation to the RNLI from your gross salary.
Sign up
Share giving
Turn your unwanted shares into lifesavings by donating them to the RNLI.
Donate shares
Bitcoin donations
We now accept the digital currency Bitcoin - make a donation and save lives at sea.
Donate Bitcoin
Apple Pay
Learn more about Apple Pay, the contactless payment service that lets you donate to the RNLI at the touch of a button.
Learn more
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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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?