The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Seafarers Trust, one of the main funders of seafarers' welfare around the world, has moved to an online application process for grants.
A spokesperson for the trust said "It took us quite some time to set up the form in order to make it as easy as possible for applicants, but without sacrificing our need for exhaustive information. With the new form we have tried to obtain more information on how applicants intend to spend the funds making sure that the intended project is sustainable."
The trust will no longer accept paper applications. To find out how to apply for a grant for seafarers welfare and the criteria and terms and condition go to http://www.itfglobal.org/seafarers-trust/index.cfm and then 'how to apply'. The site will take you through the process and the guidelines to follow.
Further information is available at Trust@itf.org.uk.