St Ives Shannon class lifeboat, Nora Strachura

RNLI charity appeals

Thank you for choosing to give to one of our charity appeals. Your generosity helps fund everything we need to save lives at sea, and we need your support now more than ever. 

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 miss with our Launch a Memory lifeboat appeal

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

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
Volunteer Crew Member Luke Picknett is standing on a beach, wearing full lifeboat crew kit. He is holding a framed black and white photograph of his great-great-great grandfather, Coxswain Thomas Picknett.
RNLI Christmas Appeal – be our lifesaving legend
Generations before us never turned back. With you beside us this winter, neither will we. Will you donate today?
Give to our Christmas Appeal
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

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.