Help make canal spaces blue, green and better

Join us as a Friend from just £5 a month. Your support will help us to make canal spaces blue, green and better, bringing nature back to our towns and cities and deliver health, happiness and wellbeing to millions of people everywhere.

Our canals are special spaces. From helping us all get active by water, to providing space to relax or feel closer to nature, being next to water can bring us peace, calm and relaxation.

Play your part in transforming blue and green canal spaces in our towns and cities, making urban living better for everyone.

Become a Friend today

Discover. Explore. Enjoy.

For as little as £5 a month you can enjoy free entry to all our museums and attractions and discounts on narowboat holidays. You'll also receive a welcome pack with your ‘Cool Canals’ book, full of wonderful walks and days out.

Three ways your Friendship can support

Together, as a community of nearly 30,000 Friends of the Canal & River Trust, we can make life better by water. From helping us fight plastic pollution in our waterways to protecting the future of our historic network of navigations, your monthly gifts will make a big difference.

Being a Friend is a way to give something back, and it feels good to be able to do that.

Alex Matthews

Canals and rivers that shaped our local heritage

Canals helped to build industrial cities and towns, leaving a fascinating history behind. Our historic 2,000-mile network of navigations includes the third largest collection of listed buildings and structures in the UK.

Yes, I will help these treasures