Give money

Thank you for choosing to give money to the RNLI. Your kindness and generosity powers our lifesaving and we need your support now more than ever.

We believe that even one life lost is too many. Our brave volunteers don't launch into cold, unwelcoming seas to save just a few people. They're determined to save every one.

When our crews are launching to someone in desperate need of help, they rely on the training, kit and lifesaving equipment that gets them there quickly and safely – the things that kind people like you help provide. When you give to our appeal, your gift could help to buy the vital seconds that make the difference.

Below are some examples of how you can help, whether you're looking to donate money or 'join the crew' in other ways. We really appreciate you standing with us.

Andrew Scott, Oban crew.
Make a donation
Your donations help bring people home to their families, including our own lifesavers.
Donate now
Lifeboat in water
‘A gift in your Will is my protection at sea’
Your legacy could help lifeboat crews save lives at sea.
Leave a legacy
St Davids RNLI Crew Members Roger Smith and Dai John in their all-weather kit walking up the slipway as the sun sets in the distance
Donate in memory
A donation to the RNLI is a special way to remember someone who loved the sea. You can even add your loved one's name to the Launch a Memory Whitby lifeboat. 
Remember someone special
St Ives Shannon class lifeboat, Nora Strachura
Give to a special appeal
Find an appeal you'd like to support and help save lives your way.
Support an appeal
RNLI Welly filled with coins on the beach
Pay in your fundraising money
Taken part in an RNLI fundraising event? Great! Pay it in.
Pay in fundraising money
Group shot of Peel lifeboat volunteers outside the lifeboat station housing their Mersey class lifeboat, Ruby Clery 12-22
Your major gift will help to support the future of lifesaving.
Make a difference
The Lizard Lifeboat Station’s running costs are supported by a charitable trust
Trusts and foundations
We work closely with charitable trusts and foundations to save more lives at sea.
Find out more
ALB kit hanging in the station at Dunmore East
Lifeboat lottery
Be in with a chance to win while you support the work of our brave crews.
Enter the lottery
St Ives’ Shannon class lifeboat Nora Stachura during trials.
Payroll Giving
An easy, flexible and tax-efficient way to give a regular donation to the RNLI from your gross salary.
Sign up
Barrow lifeboat volunteers onboard their tamar class lifeboat.
Share giving
Turn your unwanted shares into lifesavings by donating them to the RNLI.
Donate shares
Sunderland B class lifeboat
Gift Aid
Boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate - it won’t cost you a penny extra.
Learn more
Crosshaven atlantic boat on water with crew members aboard
Charity Tax Back Scheme
Boost your donation by 45 cents for every euro you donate.
Charity Tax Back Scheme
Other ways to donate to the RNLI
Here you’ll find some useful information and links about different donation methods.
Find out more

Time is running out to add your loved one's name to the Whitby lifeboat

There is not long left to celebrate the life of your loved one you miss by adding their name to the letters and numbers printed on the side of a new all-weather lifeboat at Whitby in Yorkshire.