Read our Annual Report & Accounts to discover how we are creating living waterways that transform places and enrich lives, delivering greater wellbeing to millions.
Highlights in the 2017/18 Annual Report & Accounts include:
Spend on charitable activities reduced slightly from record levels last year which were supported by external funders following the 2015 winter floods, although underlying expenditure on core maintenance, repairs and infrastructure works continued to grow.
We're unusual in the charity sector as we generate around 60% of our income from commercial sources with around 3% from donations. We also have a large proportion of our total income from reliable income sources:
Many different people and organisations make this work possible – our grant from government, fees from boat owners and businesses, our investment and commercial income, lottery funds, corporate and local authority partnerships, thousands of donations from members of the public, and our dedicated volunteers who gave us over 600,000 hours of their time – we are grateful to them all.
We've won the Building Public Trust Award for Reporting in Charities. The judges said: "The Canal & River Trust’s annual report hits the ground running, making it clear from the start what it does and how it adds value. The performance disclosures are open, readable and comprehensive, and there’s a strong focus on the charity’s vision, funding, challenges, and contribution from volunteers."
The judging panel also praised the clear graphical depiction of money collected, costs incurred, and funds available for spending. A member summed up: “This is really excellent reporting. I hadn’t heard of the Trust before – but once I’d read its report I felt I had very good idea of what it’s about and the outcomes it delivers for its beneficiaries.”
Last date edited: 10 October 2018