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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 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 

Paying in a gift in a Will

If you are an executor of someone's Will and need to pay in a gift, please find helpful information on our page for executors and solicitors or get in touch with our Legacy Administration team at [email protected].

Our Legacy team are the only people authorised to give a proper receipt and discharge to executors, and are happy to guide you through the process.

With a membership

Become an RNLI member from just £3 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.

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.

In memory of a loved one

Help a loved one’s memory live on by making a one-off donation to the RNLI, or by collecting a funeral or fundraising donation. Or remember a loved one who loved the sea 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, by visiting our In Memory page

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 us mark 200 years of lifesaving?

For 200 years, RNLI volunteers have counted on kindness. Today, they’re still braving wild waters to save people in need.