Support Sea-Watch with your online fundraiser!

With an online fundraising campaign you can show that you stand for a united Europe which commits itself to human rights, while also supporting our ongoing sea rescue operations. Simply start a campaign here and let your friends, colleagues, and family support you and the values you stand for! This is how it works:

  1. Start your online fundraiser campaign below.
  2. Describe your campaign and upload a picture.
  3. Share your campaign with friends, colleagues, and family to obtain your fundraising goal!
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Inspiration for your fundraiser:


Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday party, a wedding or a company event – a celebration with friends, colleagues or family is a great occasion to propose that instead of giving gifts, you can actively support the work of civilian sea rescuers.


Cross the Alps by bike or run a half marathon for the first time! You can combine an athletic physical goal with a fundraising campaign and show that solidarity does not end at one’s own borders, but applies to everyone, regardless of origin or residence status!

For example, start a virtual fundraising run: set a date and a running goal for yourself and your running team (5km, 10km, or even a half-marathon), and challenge sports enthusiasts in your social circles. Then start your individual online fundraisers and join the run in your neighborhood. You can share your success afterwards, for example via a sports app or social media.


Whether it’s a festival, church service, benefit concert or a livestreamed political action – the current situation encourages us to use new and creative formats. Due to their unlimited reach, online events offer us good opportunities to draw attention to the inhumane situation at the external borders of Europe, while collecting donations at the same time. Feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities of an online event together.

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Occasional donation via bank transfer

Your friends, acquaintances and relatives donate to the Sea-Watch mission for a special occasion.

No matter if it is for a birthday, company party, wedding, baptism, street party, demo, engagement or graduation, your creativity should know no borders. Since the beginning of Sea-Watch, thousands of people have supported us in this way.

  1. We will gladly send you several informative flyers and posters before the start of your celebration. To make use of this offer, simply contact
  2. You determine a donation keyword and inform us about it before the donation starts.
  3. With your keyword we are able see the success of the donation appeal and inform you about the number of donations and total amount achieved (if desired).
  4. Sea-Watch bank details:
    Reason for payment: Keyword (max. 20 characters)
    IBAN: DE63 4306 0967 1239 7690 03 – BIC: GENODEM1GLS – GLS Gemeinschaftsbank · Owner: Sea-Watch e.V.
  5. We will gladly issue a donation receipt to your guests and thank them and yourself by letter. For the purpose of issuing a donation receipt, we also require your address alongside the bank transfer details, as well as the keyword used for transferring the money!

For further questions just send an email to:

Facebook fundraiser

You can start your own fundraising campaign for Sea-Watch on Facebook!

  1. Go to our Facebook fundraising page.
  2. Click on the button “Collect donations”.
  3. In the first step you specify how much money you want to collect with your friends and until when the campaign should run. (E.g. practical for occasions, birthdays, Christmas donations)
  4. Choose a “realistic” amount. This motivates everyone to participate (it is possible to over-donate).
  5. In the second step, you enter the title of your fundraising campaign and the corresponding description text. Facebook will suggest an info text for you.
  6. In the fourth step, you can choose your own campaign photo, which you can also change later. Now simply click on ‘Create’ and your fundraiser is online.
  7. You will then be taken to the fundraiser page – now all you have to do is invite your friends and regularly draw their attention to the campaign.

Thank you very much for your support and good luck!

More information on starting a fundraiser for Sea-Watch

  • Do you have questions about your donation or donation receipt?
  • Do you want to start a fundraising campaign for Sea-Watch and need information material or posters or donation boxes?
  • Do you want to become a supporting member of Sea-Watch e.V.? Here you can find more information.

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