The Maritime Foundation promotes awareness of Britain’s dependence on the sea
Why we exist
The purpose of the Maritime Foundation is to promote awareness of Britain’s dependence on the sea. Once almost every British household had some link with the sea. By the 1980s that was already becoming a distant memory, and today only about five per cent of the population is directly involved with maritime activities. Yet we depend on the sea more than ever.
What we do
From the start, the Maritime Foundation focused on creating media interest in the sea, on highlighting the economic value of Britain’s maritime sector, and on the importance of maritime education and training. The Foundation also took initiatives to seafarers and others lost at sea, and to co-operate with like-minded organisations, at home and abroad.
How you can support us
The Maritime Foundation is a registered charity, and depends on sponsorship and voluntary contributions to carry out the invaluable work described on this website. The Trustees and Secretary all give their time freely. Administrative costs are thus kept to the minimum, which means that 85 per cent of all income received can be applied directly to projects.