Predating even the 1514 Royal Charter, our charitable duties emphasise training for prospective Merchant Navy officers and care for aged or distressed mariners and their dependants. We also provide grants for many other maritime charities whose objectives align with our own.

Today the charity disperses over £5 million to meet our goals; this includes providing almshouses for retired mariners and their dependants in Walmer, Kent and sponsoring cadets through the Merchant Navy Scholarship Scheme .

For centuries Trinity House has been an investor in skills and training, to ensure that our nation’s mariners are world class and our maritime industries are successful and sustainable.

We are the UK's largest endowed maritime charity

We provide over £5 million pounds a year for the charities we support and the training we sponsor