We are no longer accepting new applications for this fund, which reopened for a limited time only.

If you have already submitted an application, you will hear from ISWAN if your application was successful.

For any further support, seafarers and their family members can contact our SeafarerHelp team at any time, 24 hours a day, using the contact details at

About this fund

The ISWAN Hardship Fund is a small grants fund for Filipino seafarers with immediate and unexpected needs due to COVID-19, including document processing for re-embarkation, household expenses, urgent medical attention and other unforeseen emergencies.

A seafarer and his family who received a grant from the ISWAN Hardship Fund during the COVID-19 pandemic

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We are grateful to our main funders for their continued support: