The Canal & River Trust is a charity set up in 2012 to care for England and Wales’ 200-year-old waterways, holding them in trust for the nation forever. It has responsibility for 2,000 miles of navigable canals and rivers, together with bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs, along with museums and archive collections.
At the core of our charity are our charitable objects or purposes. The Trust’s objects are set out in the Articles of Association. Our registration with the Charities Commission is No. 1146792.
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The charitable activities of the Trust were launched in July 2012 when it took over the activities in England and Wales from British Waterways and The Waterways Trust. Documents relating to British Waterways can be located here.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) website has a page dedicated to Inland Waterways – include link - where information about the process of setting up the Canal & River Trust, including documents such as the Grant Agreement can be found.
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Last date edited: 17 December 2019