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

Providing vital donations which go directly towards essential maintenance and care for the canals and rivers we look after, our Friends are integral to keeping our waterways healthy and protected.

Become a Friend

Friends of Canal & River Trust support us monthly so that, in our increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, your canals and rivers can remain vital local havens.

We've tailored a bespoke package of benefits for Friends, including 10% off boating holidays and free or discounted access to our museums across England & Wales:

"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.