The charity making life better by water

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Join us behind the scenes

Our skilled teams and volunteers protect canals all year round. But in winter some incredible feats of engineering take place. Now's your chance to see canals as you never have before.

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Support our work

We need your support to keep canals and rivers alive. Donate today to make a difference

Meet the people behind the scenes

Can't attend an open day in person? Watch our videos and meet the knowledgeable and passionate people working behind the scenes to #KeepCanalsAlive.

Helping businesses thrive

Hear what Aaron, one of our business boating managers, has to say about how our network of canals can aid businesses.

More on our role

To stay open, our canals depend on constant maintenance and investment. Learn more about how we look after our canals, the impact of extreme weather and aging infrastructure, and how you can support us.

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