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Saving Lives is an expensive activity and when you donate to the National Sea Rescue Institute, we value your contribution and pay you respect by managing donations wisely.

The National Sea Rescue Institute, despite being a Volunteer Rescue Organisation, is professionally managed with governance oversight by our Board. 21% of our annual budget is invested in personnel and administration and the balance on the operations of fundraising and rescue. Our rescue crew are all unpaid volunteers and they do not draw salaries. We make every effort to fund administrative costs out of specific corporate donations for that purpose so that individual donor funds go towards boats, fuel, safety equipment, bases, medical equipment… the things we need to provide the volunteers with safe quality resources.

Your donation will earn you a tax rebate (since we have been awarded SARS 18A status) as well as points for your company BBBEE scorecard.  It is important to note that SARS does not allow rebates on entry fees to events or competitions nor where there is a financial, business or other benefit to the donor.  To check if your donation is tax deductible click on this link to an excerpt from the SARS “Basic Guide to Tax-Deductible Donations (Issue 2)”

The PBO number for the NSRI, that you are required to fill in on your Tax Return, is 130000028

Natasha Lindeboom will be able to assist you on 021 434 4011 or

If you choose to do an EFT, please send a proof of payment or use your telephone number as a unique reference so that we are able to thank you and send you an official receipt.

Deposits and EFT’s can be made at:  ABSA, Heerengracht branch,  Branch code: 506 009
Account number: 1382480607,  Account holder: National Sea Rescue Institute
Swift code: ABSA-ZA-JJ

Cheques can be mailed to: NSRI, PO Box 154, Green Point 8051


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To set up your own fundraising campaign for Sea Rescue … click here.

Sea Rescue competitions: All funds, including our car competition and monthly debit order competition, are deposited directly in the NSRI Bank Account and competition draws are audited by Cecil Kilpin, our Auditors.
A team of marketers work in a call centre and in shopping centres, raising  funds – if you would like to verify their name please call our head office on 021 434 4011