How your support helps
Your support powers our lifesaving service. You're helping to give RNLI volunteers everything they need as they strive to save every one.
As a charity independent of government, your generous support matters more than ever in meeting the costs of saving lives at sea. Our volunteer lifesavers give their time for free, but they need training, well-maintained equipment, lifeboats and shore facilities.
Your kindness saves lives. Every donation will keep our brave volunteers safe on the water and bring them home to their families when the job is done.
Where your money goes
Every donation helps the RNLI work towards our goal of saving every one. The kit, equipment, training and even the lifeboats themselves are only available thanks to support from people like you. Find out how a donation today will help save lives at sea.
9,312 lifeboat launches in 2022
23,204 people aided by lifeguards in 2022
93M+ views of our TV adverts
12,000+ children took part in swim safe
The difference you make
We can’t save lives without your support. In 2022, our lifeboat crews helped an average of 45 people a day, while our lifeguards helped 23,204 people during their patrols. See more of the numbers behind the lifesaving that your donations made possible last year.
Anyone can drown. No one should. Our drowning prevention work is designed to stop people getting into danger and teach people what to do should they find themselves in trouble in the water. Your support helps spread that message further.