We believe that being by water makes us happier and healthier and we want as many people as possible to benefit from the wellbeing opportunities our waterways offer.

We rely on your donations to keep our canals and rivers open and accessible. Without your help our canals and rivers could fall into disrepair, leaving millions of lives poorer off. Your support is vital to us.

There are many different ways to support our work. Becoming a Friend and giving us a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to help and there’s plenty in it for you too. Our Friends get more out of our canals and rivers.

You can also give a one-off donation or donate to your favourite stretch.

"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.