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Schools & Youth Groups

Get your school or youth group involved in helping to support us care for 2,000 miles of canal network. Our work simply couldn't happen without our amazing fundraisers, which is why we need you.

Help transform our canals and rivers

There are lots of ways you can raise money to help us transform canals and rivers into places that everyone can use and enjoy. With your help, we can inspire more children by connecting them to our canals and rivers – and show them how they can make a genuine difference to the causes they care about.

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.

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£250 keeps canals vibrant

Your fundraising could be used to install a Kingfisher nesting box, or plant eight cherry trees or fruit trees, providing environments for and allowing wildlife across our network to flourish.

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£500 keeps canals clean

The money you raise could fund 50 litter pickers, helping to remove the 14 million pieces of plastic that get into our network each year and preserving the natural beauty of the waterways.

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£1,000 keeps canals alive

Your fundraising could help create 30 metres of canalside water vole habitats to provide much needed shelter for this fascinating waterway mammal, whose population has fallen by 95% since the 1970s.

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: 13 May 2024

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