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What do we want to achieve?

Our overarching ideal is clear: as the port of Rotterdam we want to offer seafarers a hospitable welcome. This involves the following objectives:

  • To distribute the available financial resources in an honest, efficient and effective way for the benefit of the welfare of seafarers.
  • To promote the welfare of seafarers in Rotterdam in a real sense.
  • To promote collaboration among seafarers’ missions/volunteer organisations in Rotterdam.

The Committee wants to achieve these objectives by:

  • Providing financial support for initiatives that benefit the welfare of seafarers.
  • Providing a single source of integrated support to welfare initiatives in the port of Rotterdam.
  • Providing an organisation where applications can be submitted for financial support for the welfare of seafarers.
  • Checking with organisations and seafarers to find out what the local priorities/needs are.
  • Ensuring that by distributing the funds across several years, the broadest possible portfolio of projects and applicants will be remunerated.
  • Stimulating the development of new or other welfare initiatives through means of this approach.