RNLI lifeboat moving through a wave towards a cloudy sky

Help save lives with dormant accounts

Thank you for thinking about donating funds from dormant accounts to the RNLI. Your decision could help fund the kit and training that our volunteer crew rely on when they go out on a rescue in high seas and gale-force winds.

As a charity, we rely on voluntary donations. Funds from donated dormant accounts will help meet the £159M* total cost of running our service. Your action will help save lives at sea.

*2021 total cost.

How to pay in a dormant fund

Please use the following payment information.

Barclays Bank PLC, 100 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BL

Sort code: 20-68-95
Account number: 70 23 23 51
Account name: Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Ref: Please use 701339 as your reference when paying in funds.

Alternatively, contact our Supporter Experience Team on 0300 300 0124 or email [email protected]

Dermot's rescue

With funds from dormant accounts, you can help volunteer crew rescue people like Dermot, who got into difficulty on Christmas Eve 2021. Dermot was cut off by the tide and soon found himself struggling in bitterly cold water. He had just minutes left when the RNLI crew grabbed him.

Important information for solicitors

For balances up to £500

Firms can usually donate balances of £500 or less to charity without asking for approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), provided certain conditions, as set by the SRA, are met. Please see Rule 5.1(c) of the Solicitors' Account Rules and the SRA's website for further details.

For balances of over £500

For balances of over £500, the SRA requires the withdrawal of residual client balances form to be completed and returned to: [email protected] or Professional Ethics, SRA, The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RN or DX720293 Birmingham 47

The SRA is the regulator for England and Wales only. Other rules will apply in other jurisdictions.