IBF Seafarers’ Support (Welfare) Fund
The IBF Seafarers’ Support Fund (previously known as the Welfare Fund) was created exclusively to support the welfare of seafarers aboard vessels covered by IBF agreements.
In 2003 IMEC successfully negotiated for a proportion of JNG members’ contributions to the ITF Assistance, Welfare and Protection Fund to be paid into the IBF Welfare Fund for this purpose.
Applications for grants are made to support seafarer welfare aboard their vessels in the provision of resources such as:
• entertainment facilities
• DVD libraries
• Newslink services
• events (e.g. Christmas parties for seafarers and their families) the provision of sports and gym equipment.