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.
8,868 lifeboat launches in 2021
40,762 people aided by lifeguards in 2021
76M+ watches of our seaside safety song advert of TV
28,000 children taught lifesaving skills
The difference you make
We can’t save lives without your support. In 2021, our lifeboat crews helped an average of 35 people a day, while our lifeguards helped 40,762 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.