View a list of current members of Fund Britain’s Waterways below.
Fund Britain’s Waterways (FBW) is a coalition of organisations representing hundreds of thousands of users and supporters of inland waterways. We are campaigning for national and local government to act now and protect the public benefit and natural capital of our waterways.
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Trade body for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, representing 1400+ member businesses, through regional and group specific member associations which include:
British Marine’s Inland Boating Association with over 100 independent companies offering river and canal holidays on hire boats, hotel boats, plus passenger trip boats and business services
British Marine’s Passenger Boat Association representing all sectors of the passenger boat industry, including scheduled transport services, pleasure trips, private & business hire
The Broads Hire Boat Federation including operators of holiday hire cruisers and day-hire craft on the Norfolk Broads
British Marine’s London and Thames Valley Regional Association which has over 250 members, of which over 80 operate their business alongside the non-tidal and tidal River Thames
The Yacht Harbour Association, representing marina and mooring operators, boatyards, professionals, consultants and suppliers of equipment and services to the marina industry, both in the UK and overseas
The national governing body for dinghy, motor and sail cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft, and a leading representative body for inland waterways cruising in the UK.
An award-winning, 5 Gold Anchor, Clean Marina accredited narrowboat marina. Based on one of the best locations in the country on the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal in Church Minshull. We are a full-service marina with a busy boat yard, brokerage caravan site and cafe.
The Aylesbury Canal Society has been promoting the use of and providing moorings on the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal for over 50 years. The Society and its members have always been involved in waterways campaigning, which is needed today as much as it was back in the 1970s when ACS was formed.
The Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Park will establish a new blue/green multi-use parkland corridor and navigable waterway linking the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes with the River Great Ouse in Bedford.
The Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, works very hard to achieve the goals that it set itself when formed in 1967: To conserve the 250 years old canal system, to improve the status of the canal, to educate about the historic and ecological importance of our canals and to encourage the use of the canals.
The governing body for the sport of rowing (both indoor rowing and rowing on water). We are committed to ensuring that the sport continues to thrive from the grassroots right up to winning medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are responsible for participation and the development of rowing and indoor rowing in England and for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Great Britain.
Aims to restore, preserve, maintain in good order and improve the existing Caldon Canal (Staffordshire) and all former arms of the Caldon Canal including the branch known as the Uttoxeter Canal for the use and benefit of the public
The Canal Museum Trust is the governing body of the London Canal Museum and aims to advance public education in the history and use of inland waterways by the preservation and display for the benefit of the public objects and other material of historical or other interest associated with inland waterways.
Working to promote the full restoration and appropriate development of the Chesterfield Canal, and to campaign for the construction of the Rother Valley Link, a navigable waterway to join the Chesterfield Canal to the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation.
The Cotswold Canals Trust is a charity run by volunteers with the objective to preserve, maintain and improve canals, navigable rivers and inland waterways for the use of the public with the objective to restore the canals from Saul Junction at the western end to Lechlade in the east so linking the two great rivers of Thames and Severn.
A YouTube channel specialising in canal restoration offering drone footage and 360 footage on various restorations across the UK. We show a little history in as well to immerse you in the canal and the reasons it was built.
erewash cAnal Preservation and DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
We are continually working with CRT on the Erewash to maintain and improve the canal, to ensure that visiting boaters, walkers, canoeists, paddle boarders, dog walkers (to name but a few) all have an enjoyable experience.
ECP&DA prevented the canal being abandoned in the late 60’s and has worked tirelessly since to ensure that what could have become a backwater remains navigable and accessible for walkers.
An established boatyard and hire fleet in Wiltshire employing approx. 35 people and providing 12,000 visitor nights each year, grown since its founding in 1997 following the restoration of the Kennet & Avon Canal.
Launched in August 2020 in the midst of endless lock downs, we still were able to run small cleanups along the canal. Our plan was to have local people look after the part of the canal closest to them, and it worked! We now regularly clean the canal within the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hillingdon. Whilst there are still a few litter hot spots, it’s been very encouraging to see casual littering reduce significantly.
The charity that restored the Kennet & Avon Canal which runs from Bristol to Reading and now operates 9 trip boats, including 4 for disabled passengers, and the world famous and fully operational Crofton Pumping Station.
Our aim is to restore, rebuild and reconnect the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals to the national network and make them available for navigation and meanwhile to create a green and blue corridor available for our communities to enjoy.
The Society was formed in 1997 by a small group of people who had the Canal and its heritage at heart and wanted to ensure that knowledge of all aspects of the canal was retained and passed on to future generations.
The Society’s objectives are to restore, reconstruct, preserve, maintain and improve the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal from Nob End, Little Lever to the River Irwell in Salford, to Church Wharf in Bolton, and to Bury Bridges in Bury.
Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust
The Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust is a South East Wales based charity actively working with local councils, Glandwr Cymru (the Canal and River Trust in Wales) and other partners to improve and sustainably restore the Mon and Brec Canal.
The Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust promotes the restoration of the Montgomery Canal from Welsh Frankton in Shropshire to Newtown in Powys and its branches. The Friends of the Montgomery Canal is the membership section of the Trust which provides information and allows people to get involved with activities along the course of the canal.
The Open Spaces Society is Britain’s oldest national conservation body, founded in 1865. The charity campaigns for stronger protection and opportunities for everyone to enjoy commons, greens and paths.
Formed in 1969 to protect and restore the Pocklington Canal in East Yorkshire. The Society has some 350 members and its aims are to maintain and restore the canal as a navigable waterway and to raise awareness of its heritage and wildlife for everyone to enjoy.
Ripon Motor Boat Club (RMBC) has been offering a warm welcome and affordable family boating to its members since it was established back in 1931. While their primary focus is on actively promoting the joys of boating, they’re also extremely proud of the community they’ve created – with their member-run, co-operative approach and excellent facilities providing a superb social element to the club.
We help people find a canal boat holiday. Working with multiple independent hire companies across England and Wales and with various fantastic options across the network, we are on hand to guide holidaymakers towards a choice that would best suit their crew, experience, requirements and budget.
The recognised governing body in Scotland for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating. We represent the interests of a diverse boating community including dinghy and yacht racing, windsurfing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, inland cruising and personal watercraft. Boating takes place in a variety of locations from inland waterways, reservoirs and lochs to rivers, estuaries, coastal areas and oceans.
SJBOC are a small club of narrowboat and cruiser owners with a couple of historic boats in our membership. We are based on a short ‘in water’ stretch of the Stroudwater Navigation near the western end at Saul Junction where it joins the Gloucester Sharpness canal .
The Shropshire Union Canal Society has worked to maintain, improve and restore the Shropshire Union Canal network for over 50 years. The society’s activities include restoration work to open up the dry section of the Montgomery Canal in Shropshire, enhancement and maintenance work centred on Ellesmere on the Llangollen Canal, and bringing knowledge of the SU system to a wider audience through talks and guided walks.
Stafford Boat Club, based on the Staffs & Worcs Canal, is now celebrating it’s 60th year and has superb facilities for providing DIY services to it’s 40+ mooring members including a slipway for hull blacking etc and a covered wet dock for boat painting.
The Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Society is one of the oldest established and most esteemed canal societies in the country, serving to safeguard, promote and develop the interests of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire canal for the benefit of everyone.
SIBC is based on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation with some 250 members and 130 moorings, boat lift and recently refurbished clubhouse. SIBC is a participation club and as such members continue to develop and improve the amenities.
The ATA represents angling manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, fisheries, publishers and distributors. The Association counts amongst its members a majority of the UK’s major angling suppliers, as well as leading retailers, fisheries and publishers. We are the voice of the British Tackle Industry. Our aim is to protect, represent & promote the angling trade.
A small charity based in Leicestershire who provide therapeutic narrowboat cruises on Leicestershire waterways. With over 40 years of service to the community, in a typical season the Baldwin Trust gives over 2000 people, many of whom have mobility and other challenges, a very enjoyable day out on the water.
Set up over 70 years ago to promote co-operation and comradeship between all river users and all associated waterways, to ensure the extension, development and improvement of these waterways and of their facilities and amenities so as to make the waterways safer and more pleasant.
A discussion Group of 1,600 cruising boaters of narrow boats to seagoing cruisers with a particular interest in the safe navigation of the tidal River Trent that links the “East Midlands” and “Yorkshire and North East” CRT Regions.
The Waterways Chaplaincy offers wide ranging support to those who use and live on the UK’s waterways and canals. Our chaplains share in both the good times and the bad, with people of all faiths and none.
We are an all-volunteer charity operating three canal boats from a beautifully landscaped boat base on the Grand Union Canal near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. We enable everyone, regardless of age, physical ability or social disadvantage to experience the fun and the beauty of our waterways.
The UK’s largest canal restoration project – 72 miles from the Kennet & Avon Canal near Melksham in Wiltshire via Swindon to the River Thames Abingdon in Oxfordshire – estimated to deliver £50m economic benefit annually and £150m wellbeing benefit annually, when complete.
Our members all have a common interest in motorboating and our club house provides a superb riverside location for our various boating and social activities. We have an active social programme throughout the boating season from April until November each year.
Britain's waterways are vital; together we can campaign for them now and for the future.
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