Make a donation
95% of our total income comes from donations like yours.
With your help we can keep saving lives.
How your donation helps
84 lives saved by lifeguards
24,044 People aided by lifeguards
8,436 lifeboat launches in 2017
'We can only do the things we do because of people like you. Thank you.'
Other ways to donate
If you want to set up a donation through salary, visit our payroll giving page.
Want to make a donation in memory of a loved one? Visit our donate in memory page.
Join as an RNLI member - and become a lifesaver too. Visit our membership page.
If you are paying in a legacy, please get in touch with our Legacy Administration team at email@example.com.
Donate by phone
Donate by text
Text RNLI to 70300 to donate £5
Your text will cost you the standard network message rate in addition to your £5 donation. The RNLI receives 100% of your £5 donation.
This service is currently only available for UK mobiles.
Donate by post
Send a cheque, payable to Royal National Lifeboat Institution, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ.