About Us

corin-3The Fishermen’s Mission reaches out to both active and retired fishermen by providing practical, spiritual and financial support – as well as a vital emergency response service.

We’re the only national charity that works solely to help fishermen and their families, and for over 130 years of service, the Fishermen’s Mission has stayed true to our Christian calling with a strong tradition and proud heritage.

Help; when and where it’s needed most

From having a heart to heart over a cuppa to responding when a fisherman is lost at sea, we’re the vital port of call for fishermen and their families when they need us most – 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Here are just some of the ways in which we supported the UK’s fishing communities last year:

  • Helped 152 children of Fishermen
  • Last year we visited 4,861 fishing boats and had meetings with 2,452 Fishermen
  • 8,054 welfare visits
  • 221 fishermen helped after an emergency at sea
  • 98,795 miles traveled delivering our services
  • Helped fishermen access grants totalling £1.1 million.


The Fishermen’s Mission and our work

Your gift is a lifeline

The Fishermen’s Mission does not receive government funding or lottery money. We depend on voluntary donations and legacy giving to continue our vital work.

We always use our resources wisely, ensuring we will be here to help for many more years to come. That’s why for every pound given, we spend 88p on providing our services.

Our work would be impossible without our friends and the public. So if you’d like to give a gift to the Fishermen’s Mission, please visit our Donate page. Or if you’d like to know more about what we do, please visit the Our work page.