Other ways to donate to the RNLI

There are many ways you can give to the RNLI. Here you’ll find some useful information and links about different donation methods.

By phone

Donate to the RNLI over the phone by calling us on 0300 300 9990 (from within the UK) and 1800 991802 (from Ireland)

Our donation lines are open Monday to Friday 8am–6pm.

By text

To donate £5 by SMS, text RNLI to 70300.

The text will cost you the standard network message rate in addition to your £5 donation. The RNLI receives 100% of your £5 donation.

Please note: This service is currently only available for UK mobiles.

For more information see our text to donate terms and conditions.

By post

We accept cheques through the post. Please make them payable to Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and send them to us at:

RNLI
West Quay Road
Poole
BH15 1HZ

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is an easy, flexible and tax-efficient way for you to give a regular donation to the RNLI from your gross salary (the amount before tax is deducted).

Find out more and read our FAQs on our Payroll Giving page.

Paying in a Legacy

If you are paying in a legacy, please get in touch with our Legacy Administration team at legacyadministration@rnli.org.uk.

In memory of a loved one

Help a loved one’s memory live on by making a one-off donation to the RNLI, by collecting funeral and fundraising donations, or by setting up an RNLI Forever By The Sea Tribute Fund in their honour.

Find out more about different ways to celebrate and remember a loved one who loved the sea, by visiting our In Memory page.

With a membership

Become an RNLI member from just £2.70 a month and you’ll help provide our volunteers with the training, equipment and support they need to save lives.

You’ll also receive a quarterly magazine with in-depth article about water safety and the work our volunteers are doing around the UK and Ireland.

Visit our membership page to sign up.