|The Royal National Lifeboat Institution
|Alias:||Royal National Life-boat Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (old name)
Royal National Lifeboat Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (old name)
Lifeboats (working name)
RNLI (working name)
|Activity:||The objects of the institution shall be, first, to save lives, promote safety and provide relief from disaster at sea and, secondly, to save lives, promote safety and provide relief from disaster on inland waters (“the objects”).|
|Without prejudice to the generality of the objects, the work of the institution shall be primarily carried out in and around the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.|
|Accounts:||31 Dec 2009|
|Registrar:||Charity Commission 209603 and Scottish Charity Regulator SC037736|
This huge charity relies on voluntary donations, and you won’t find campaigning or lobbying in the “What we do” section of its website:
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the coasts of the UK and RoI, as well as a seasonal lifeguard service on many of the busiest beaches in England and Wales. The RNLI also works to promote sea and beach safety.
RNLI’s accounts for 2008/9 include its three subsidiaries. Just over half of the group’s income (56%) came from legacies, nearly a third (31%) from fundraising, and the rest from trading and investments.
- Total state funding: zero.