The ITF Seafarers Trust is primarily a grant making organisation. We also commission research, fund scholarship programmes with the World Maritime University (WMU) and the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), provide operational support to Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) and manage projects relevant to the welfare of maritime workers.
We work with partners providing frontline support to seafarers in ports, on board and at home. Where possible we seek to enhance cooperation and coordination between organisations and individuals that share our goals.
Our priorities include:
- Maritime occupational safety and health, including mental wellbeing
- Access to communication facilities and shore based recreation
- Raising the profile of seafarers as key workers in the global economy
For examples of projects funded by the Trust see News & Press Releases