Simple charitable giving
The businesses we work with raise money for our grant fund in a variety of ways.
For some, this is offering customers the chance to make a donation at the point of sale; for others, it may be making regular donations based on a percentage of online sales.
Whatever the mechanism, we work with our partners to make donating and raising money a simple process. And the money raised is used to fund our grant giving process.
We are supported by a range of partners who each fundraise for us in the way that suits them best.
We will work with you every step of the way to make sure we set up a partnership arrangement and fundraising process that works for your business model and is as easy to implement as possible.
Get in touch and we can discuss what might work best for you.
An easy decision to make
Becoming a partner could not be simpler:
It’s a great message to your customers and it’s a story we do our best to share as widely as we can.
We make sure the money goes to marine conservation projects that will make a real impact.
We follow best practice fundraising guidelines so every penny you raise or donate will be used wisely.
Read our Donation Acceptance Policy here
Supporters welcome too
We are also supported by a range of businesses that provide us with support 'in kind'.
Our supporters help spread the word about Sea-Changers through their networks or donating time, skills and resources, including:
Social media management
Want to find out more?
Our Existing Partners
In 2020, Sea-Changers formed an exciting new partnership with Bunzl plc to sponsor the Coastal Fountain Fund.
The programme provides funding to groups and organisations who wish to install water bottle refill fountains on UK beaches or other coastal sites. The fund aims to tackle the increasing problem of plastic bottles being left as marine litter, causing a negative impact to the marine environment and marine species.
Sea Change Wine
‘Sea Change’, a new wine range from 10 International, was just launched with a focus on modern-day scourge of plastic pollution in our oceans.
Sea Change aims to raise awareness while making a practical difference, both through its use of environmentally conscious packaging, and by donating 25 cents (Euro) from the sale of every bottle to several marine conservation causes, including Sea-Changers.
Port & Lemon
Port & Lemon became a Sea-Changers partner in 2018.
Port & Lemon design home items, gifts and cards that quirkily mix nostalgia and wit inspired by the sea. Our supporters can raise money every time they spend over £10 on the Port and Lemon website by using the code SEACHANGERS at checkout. This saves the customer 10% on their basket total and Port and Lemon will generously donate 10% of the sale price to Sea-Changers.
Hebridean Island Cruises
In April 2012, Hebridean Island Cruises became the first UK cruise company to allow their guests to make a significant contribution towards marine conservation. They committed to asking their customers for a recommended donation of £20 when each booking is made (guests can donate more, if they prefer).
Hebridean Island Cruises’ guests have donated nearly £27,000 to support marine conservation work in the UK.
H&V is a supplier and distributor of electrical and other goods. They stock a vast range of domestic controls, pumps & chemicals from the industry’s leading manufacturers. As part of their environmental commitment H&V are donating £1,000 to Sea-Changers in 2023.
Mike's Dive Stores
Mike’s Dive Store signed up to partner with Sea-Changers in 2015. Mike’s Dive, a leading and long established diving retailer, over that time has donated nearly £19,000 to Sea-Changers. Customers are also invited to match the company’s generosity and make their own donations too.
Actisense create products that make every marine journey safer and more efficient. Formed in January 1997 to meet the need for innovative and reliable marine electronic equipment, the company have designed and manufactured an entire range of products, which are unique in their quality and sophistication in the marine marketplace. As part of this commitment Actisense is donating £1,000 to Sea-Changers in 2023.
Coveted for their contemporary and sustainable collections made for everyday living, homeware and lifestyle brand LIGA draw their inspiration from the nature which surrounds them. A family run business, LIGA have committed to donate 1% of sales from their online store - Loveliga.co.uk. In 2022, LIGA have also donated £10,000 to our Innovation Fund to specifically address the issue of ocean plastics.
Simply Washrooms provide the complete workplace hygiene and washroom services solution. They are committed to delivering safer and more hygienic working environments and washrooms in an environmentally responsible way. They are passionate about working with charities that make a measurable difference to our planet. As part of this commitment, they will be donating £1000 to Sea-Changers in 2023 and undertaking additional fundraising activities.
William Grant Foundation
Charitable Travel are a registered social enterprise and a financially protected travel agency. Their purpose and mission is to help customers with your holiday plans and at the same time support the great work of UK-based charities like Sea-Changers.
When customers book a holiday or cruise with Charitable Travel, they sacrifice travel agency commission so the customer can make a free 5% donation to a charity of choice.
Helen Scales is a marine biologist, diver, surfer, broadcaster and writer who has spent hundreds of hours underwater watching fish. Her latest book, The Brilliant Abyss, explores the deep sea and the importance of this hidden world. Customers who buy Helen's books via her shop on Bookshop.org will be raising money for Sea-Changers.
Photo copyright: Ria Mishaal
10% for the ocean is a transformative initiative that aims to address this large-scale problem by harnessing the power of collective funding. Their approach aims to deliver a Superfund for the ocean that will catalyse the critical capabilities needed to effectively and efficiently advance ocean recovery and achieve environmental sustainability.
IUMI is unique in the world of marine and transport insurance, providing an essential international forum to discuss and exchange ideas of common interest and protecting and promoting the interests of its membership of national marine insurance associations. IUMI’s members are dedicated to the expansion of global trade and the development of emerging markets. The annual IUMI Conference is the largest international marine insurance forum and the cornerstone of all IUMI activities. It reflects the organisation’s vision “to be the influential and trusted voice of global marine insurance” and its mission to consistently raise professional standards in marine insurance. Sea-Changers is the Charity partner of IUMI’s 2023 conference in Edinburgh.