Sailors' Children's Society

The Sailors' Children's Society provides financial, emotional and practical support to seafaring families when things go wrong. Our aim is to support the children through these difficult times - usually following a bereavement, diagnosis of a life-changing illness or desertion.

Small regular grants are given to each child to allow them to still attend music or sports lessons, supplemented by clothing grants for new school uniforms and winter coats/shoes.
Special grants are also available for educational school trips or emergencies.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

We help children from Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet families.

To be eligible, families must be:

  • A single parent and in receipt of either Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.
  • Two parent families where one parent is too ill to work and the other acts as a full-time carer.
  • Grandparents if they are the sole carer for their grandchildren.


How to apply?

For more information, call the Sailors' Children's Society's office on 01482 342331, email: or visit the Sailors' Children's Society website

Other information

We also provide emotional support over the telephone or face to face in a family's own home. Practically, we offer respite holidays and home computers for children's educational needs.

Contact details

Sailors' Children's Society, Francis Reckitt House
Newland, Cottingham Road
East Yorkshire

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