What are our priorities and how are we doing?

Read about what our priorities are in our 10 year strategy and also what our involvement with Defra has meant for the Trust.

10 year strategy

You can read about our priorities in our 10 year strategy.


Our future sustainable operations rely in part on the long term funding agreement with Defra, (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). The Grant Agreement enabled our Trust board members to form a positive conclusion about the ability of the Trust to fund its operations at a satisfactory level for the foreseeable future.

The Protector's report

DEFRA has appointed a Protector to monitor the management of the Trust’s Investment Assets. The Investment Assets comprise assets held by the Trust to generate income and profits that are used to support the maintenance, operation and management of the waterways. The Protector makes an annual report to the Secretary of State covering the previous financial year.

Protector's report 2020/21

Last date edited: 24 March 2022