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.

Many of our call outs end happily. But unfortunately, not every rescue ends that way. The sad truth is that sometimes, despite our lifesavers’ very best efforts, people still drown. It’s heart-wrenching – the worst feeling in the world.

We believe even one life lost is one too many. Our lifeboat volunteers don’t launch into rough seas to save most people. We’re in it to save every one.

This Christmas, your generosity can help provide the world-class training, hard-wearing kit, and water safety advice our lifesavers need to keep more people safe. You could help give our lifesavers the best possible chance to save every one.

Below are some examples of how you can help, whether you're looking to donate money or ‘join the crew’ in other ways. After what we’ve been through together in recent times, we really appreciate you standing with us.

Andrew Scott, Oban crew.
Make a donation
Your donations help bring people home to their families, including our own lifesavers.
Donate now
A male RNLI crew member looking into the camera in front of a calm, misty sea, with hills in the background, wearing a yellow crew jacket.
‘A gift in your Will is my protection at sea’
Gifts in Wills help bring RNLI lifeboat crews home safely. Your legacy will be the kit, training and lifeboat they rely on.
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.
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Will you help our lifesavers save every one they can?

Not every rescue ends happily. But RNLI lifesavers will never stop trying to save every one who needs their help. Your donation will ensure they can be there for the next person. And the next.