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The charity making life better by water

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Fundraising ideas

With over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers to run, walk, pedal or paddle along, you’ll be spoilt for choice for beautiful places to set yourself a challenge.

Help transform our canals and rivers

Our work simply couldn't happen without our amazing fundraisers, which is why we need you.

There are lots of ways you can raise money to help us transform canals and rivers into places that everyone can use and enjoy.

Whatever you decide to do, we'll support you every step of the way.

The impact of your fundraising

The money you raise will do so much for our canals and rivers, for the communities who enjoy them and for the wildlife that depends on them.

Three Canal & River Trust volunteers chatting and litter picking on the canal towpath

£250 keeps canals clean

Your fundraising could pay for 25 litter pickers to help our volunteers to remove rubbish from the water.

Kingfisher mural on the wall of a canal towpath

£1,000 brings art to the waterways

The money you raise could fund a community canal art project, bringing people together and enriching lives.

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£3,000 helps water voles thrive

Your fundraising could help create 100m of canal-side water vole habitats to help nature thrive.

Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to chat about fundraising for us, just get in touch – we'll be happy to help! Email us at [email protected].

Last Edited: 15 August 2023

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