Three lifeboat crew members are stood on the bow of a Shannon class lifeboat, looking out to sea on a sunny day with wind turbines ahead of them.

RNLI charity appeals

When you give money to one of our charity appeals, you help vital funds go where they’re most needed.

Charitable giving helps our volunteers to save every one they can

We need your support more now than ever. Our crews don’t launch into unforgiving seas to save most people. They’re out to save every one. Being an RNLI volunteer is unpredictable – our lifesavers never know who will need rescuing next. But they do know they can rely on their training, kit and lifesaving equipment to get them there quickly and bring them home safely.

When you give to one of our appeals your donation helps buy the seconds that save a life and the means that make it possible.

Celebrate the life of someone you love by adding their name to our Launch a Memory lifeboat

An all-weather lifeboat crew could be launching with your loved one's memory right by their side – find out how to add a name to to our Exmouth Launch a Memory lifeboat.

Lifeboat Crew Member Steve Tustin is standing in front of a blue roller door.
RNLI Mayday Appeal – make a lifesaving difference
You can be the difference between just in time and too late. Donate today to help our volunteers answer urgent calls.
Give to our Mayday Appeal
Four RNLI lifesavers stand in a wet Trafalgar Square. From left to right: An RNLI lifeguard, all-weather lifeboat crew member, inshore lifeboat crew member, and a face-to-face fundraiser.
For 200 years, RNLI volunteers have counted on kindness

Today, they’re still braving wild waters to save others.

See how you can help
Stonehaven Lifeboat Station’s B class lifeboat being pulled out of the shallow water, and onto the shore, by the launch and recovery tractor.
Stonehaven Appeal
Help your brave volunteers raise the £50,000 they need to go towards the cost of a new lifeboat station.
Give to Stonehaven's appeal
Six Dart lifeboat volunteers stood outside of the boathouse around the D class lifeboat, all wearing full crew kit
Dart RNLI needs your support
Help get brave volunteers closer to the £1.2M they urgently need for a new lifesaving home so they can continue saving lives
Give to Dart’s Station Appeal
Crew member onboard the lifeboat in rough sea.
RNLI Appeal – Help them to answer the next call
Volunteer lifeboat crews stand ready to answer the call, day or night, rain or shine.
Support our appeal to answer their call
Anstruther lifeboat station with full crew outside
You can help save lives at Anstruther
Will you help busy Anstruther volunteers build a station for their new lifeboat?
Donate to Anstruther’s Appeal
Kirkcudbright crew stood on station slipway
Kirkcudbright RNLI lifesavers need your help
Will you donate and help Kirkcudbright RNLI raise £50,000 towards the cost of a new lifeboat station?
Kirkcudbright RNLI lifesavers need your help
Chiswick’s E class lifeboat Brawn Challenge during a training exercise on the River Thames. There are three crew members onboard.
Wandsworth Riverside Lifeboat Station Appeal
Your RNLI lifesavers on the Thames desperately need a new lifeboat station. Will you help them raise £2.7M*?
Wandsworth Riverside Lifeboat Station Appeal