Support Us

You can support the NCI in several different ways

Donations - Every aspect of NCI relies upon voluntary contribution. You can help us enormously with a donation to the NCI Development Fund which enables new stations to open up as well as providing financial assistance to existing stations in need of additional help. If you would like to talk to us about how you could help us please click here to contact our National Fund Raising Manager Ian Whalley or alternatively donate online using Charity Choice.

Membership - You can become an Associate Member, and your annual subscription will go directly towards supporting the vital work of National Coastwatch. Click here to download and print an application form. (Please note that Associate Members are not entitled to a vote in any matters relating to NCI.)

You will receive regular copies of 'Watchkeeper', the NCI newsletter which will keep you updated on the progress and development of our charity around the country, and the incidents large and small in which we are involved ... Click here to contact the National Office.

Become a Watchkeeper - NCI is always looking for volunteers to train as watchkeepers, not just for stations that are already up and running but also for the growing number of new stations that are in the process of being opened up around the UK coastline. Click here for further information.


Currently almost 60 National Coastwatch stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

National Coastwatch watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the National Coastwatch ensures that high standards are met.








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