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Will you help keep our canals alive?

Our 2,000-mile network of historic waterways are facing a serious threat.

Make a one-off donation to support your canals now

In July this year, the Government announced a new funding settlement, spanning from 2027 to 2037. Whilst we welcome this further long-term commitment to the nation's historic waterways, the amount awarded represents a steep reduction in funding of over £300 million in real terms over a ten-year period. A reduction that will have devastating consequences.

Such a drastic decrease will inevitably result in a decline in the overall condition of our waterway network, and, alarmingly, the possibility of canal closures. It puts at risk invaluable natural habitats, historic infrastructure and cherished public spaces.

With 2,000 miles of waterways in danger, we need your support today to protect our precious and historic canals.

Join our fight by becoming a Friend of the Canal & River Trust

Join us, become a Friend and give £10 a month. Your long-term support will help to maintain and improve our network of canals, rivers and reservoirs now, and for future generations.

Thank you

Thank you. Together, we can protect our canals.

Staffs & Worcs Canal photo credit: David Williams

Last Edited: 11 July 2023

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