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 the world has ever faced - a time when our income is falling and we need you the most.

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. With your support, they’ll always be ready, right now and in the future. 

See below the many different ways you can support our lifesavers and give money to the RNLI. As a charity, we rely on your generosity to save lives at sea. So, whether you're looking to donate money to charity or give in other ways, you can be sure your gift to the RNLI, no matter how much, will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to the crew and their families too.

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Make a donation
Your donations help bring people home to their families, including our own lifesavers.
Donate now
Leave a legacy
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
Remember someone special
Donate in memory
A donation to the RNLI is a special way to remember someone who loved the sea.
Remember someone special
Support an appeal
Give to a special appeal
Find an appeal you'd like to support and help save lives your way.
Support an appeal
Pay in fundraising money
Pay in your fundraising money
Taken part in an RNLI fundraising event? Great! Pay it in.
Pay in fundraising money
Make a difference
Philanthropy
Your major gift will help to support the future of lifesaving.
Make a difference
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Trusts and foundations
We work closely with charitable trusts and foundations to save more lives at sea.
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Enter the lottery
Lifeboat lottery
Be in with a chance to win while you support the work of our brave crews.
Enter the lottery
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Payroll Giving
An easy, flexible and tax-efficient way to give a regular donation to the RNLI from your gross salary.
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Donate shares
Share giving
Turn your unwanted shares into lifesavings by donating them to the RNLI.
Donate shares
Donate Bitcoin
Bitcoin donations
We now accept the digital currency Bitcoin - make a donation and save lives at sea.
Donate Bitcoin
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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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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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