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

If you'd like to donate by post, you can make a single cash donation or set up a regular Direct Debit donation using a UK bank/ building society account. Please select and print one of the forms below:

If you choose to pay by cheque please make it payable to Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Please complete the form and send it to us at:

West Quay Road
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.

Commemorate the life of someone you miss by sharing their name on the side of an all-weather lifeboat, by visiting our Launch a Memory page.

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.

When you shop online 

Did you know you can support the RNLI when you shop online? Whether that’s donating when you shop on Amazon or buying a gift in our online shop. 

Find out more by visiting our Give as you shop page.


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.