Foundations for the future

Grants from trusts and foundations transform the lives of seafarers, their families and communities.

It’s only with the support of trusts and foundations that we are able to deliver projects like these:

  • Southampton Seafarers’ Centre, which provides a warm and welcoming space to seafarers visiting Southampton, helping them to relax, de-stress, and freely access the internet to communicate with their families and loved ones.
  • Chaplains’ vehicles, which enable us to access and offer free transport to seafarers in ports around the world.
  • Scholarships to maritime colleges, which help students who are otherwise unable to pursue a career at sea.

If you are a trustee of a trust or foundation, have other charitable links or know someone who does, and would like to know more about how to support our global work, please contact the major gifts team at [email protected]

building for tomorrow

Hundreds of Filipino pupils will no longer have to face a dangerous two-hour journey to school, thanks to a new school building funded by TK Foundation.

The foundation recently donated £90,000 to our project on Lipayran Island, providing a new six-classroom school which will enable more than 800 children to attend school.

Sandra Welch, acting COO and director of programme said: “There is only one school on the island and it’s not big enough to cater for everyone.

“This means around 50 per cent of children miss out on vital schooling or make the treacherous two hour journey to school on the neighbouring islands of Doong or Bantayan, which can only be done at high tide and in good weather.

“This project will provide safe access to quality education for all of the children of Lipayran.”

Yumi Karlshoej, Member of the Junior Board of The TK Foundation, said: "The Junior Board at the TK Foundation is very proud to support the Lipayran Island School. The project acts as not only a school but also a community storm shelter where people from the local community could go during weather disasters. Ever since we at the Junior Board learned about the project, we have been very excited to see the difference it will make for the local community."

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