We're the charity building a community of Friends to make sure life is always better by water.

Get a little closer to the waterways that you love by donating today - you'll be helping us make sure our canals and rivers can flourish, ensuring they are protected for future generations to enjoy.

Become a Friend by making a monthly donation to the Trust. We promise that 100% of your gift will help our canals and rivers thrive

Become a Friend

With more and more people enjoying the canals and rivers, watch why Alex supports us - and how it helps him to feel even closer to his local waterway:

"I like being a Friend of the Canal & River Trust - it helps bring the magic of the waterways to life for me.” Alex Matthews, Friend of the Trust

Friends receive:

  • 10% discount on boat hire
  • Free entry to our attractions and museums
  • Waterfront magazine twice a year
  • Bespoke Canal & River Trust edition of ‘Cool Canals'
  • Regular emails and podcasts immersing you in the world of the waterways
  • Exclusive Friends booklet
  • Canal & River Trust window sticker and pin badge

Need help? If you would prefer to donate offline or are having difficulties donating, please call our Supporter Care Team on 0303 040 4040.