We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Youth Engagement

Young people represent a new and previously under engaged audience for the waterways. They are our supporters, visitors, volunteers and workforce of the future and it is essential that we recognise both the value they can bring and the wealth of opportunities we can offer them.

Volunteers in boat

We currently have two flagship youth engagement projects running across the Trust - the ambitious 5 year Desmond Family Canoe Trail and A Million Hands, a 4 year national partnership with The Scouts Association, MIND, Dementia Friends, Guide Dogs, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Water Aid.  These projects are enabling us to have a significant impact across all waterways and will form a substantial part of our youth engagement work over the next few years.

This is an exciting time for this area of work and recently we have delivered local and national projects covering everything from the arts to angling, marketing to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) and lots in between!

Last date edited: 14 March 2017