The Nautilus Welfare Fund provides financial support to retired seafarers and their dependants across the UK.
The Fund offers a one-off grant, and we have caseworkers covering Merseyside, Hull, Grimsby, Southampton and Portsmouth who can talk you through the application process. We also accept referrals across the UK.
A lump sum payment could be used for:
- essential household items
- independent living equipment (mobility scooters, showers, stair-lifts)
- removal expenses
And much more! If you are a retired seafarer and there is something you need to help you live independently then please contact us and we will try to help. The Fund also works closely with other maritime charities, so if you need expensive items we can share the costs to help to provide them.
To apply for a one-off grant, please complete the application form.
If you are unsure what to apply for, what benefits or support you are entitled to, or have any other concerns about your finances, then our caseworkers can visit you in your home to provide one-to-one guidance and assistance.