Royal National Lifeboat Institution

HQ Location: 
Dorset

Location of benefit: 
UK only (nationwide)

The RNLI, founded in 1824, provides a 24/7 lifeboat search and rescue service to 100 nautical miles from the coast of the UK and Republic of Ireland and a seasonal lifeguard service. We are funded by voluntary donations and receive no funding from UK central Government. The RNLI also operates a Flood Rescue Team, manned by lifeboat crew and lifeguards who can answer the call for help many miles from the coast. The RNLI on average rescues 22 people a day.