The Maritime Educational Foundation(MEF) is a shipping industry charitable organisation overseen by a board of Trustees who represent Nautilus International, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union (RMT), several UK based shipping companies and the UK Chamber of Shipping. The MEF strategy is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Merchant Navy Training Board.
The MEF strives to be a centre of excellence for seafarer training and provides support to the maritime sector for defined education and training purposes. Projects or activities should address one or more of the following:
Applications for sector specific funding should be submitted by 31st March and 30th September each year for consideration by Trustees at the subsequent May and November meetings.