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Ways to give


Join with us to support Britain’s 7,000 miles of canals and rivers.

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Give back to the waterways and help us to continue to campaign for them.

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Gift Membership

Give a gift that will help protect our country’s unique heritage.

Gift membership

How your support helps

We are the charity that works to protect and restore Britain’s 7,000 miles of canals and navigable rivers. We campaign for better existing waterways and help bring forgotten waterways back to life. Your support can make the difference.

Love your waterways

Leave a legacy

Share your love of the waterways with future generations

Corporate membership

Show your commitment to the waterways and help us to protect and restore their future.

a narrowboat and canoes rally by the closed Welches Dam Lock

Club 500

Invest £12 per year in the waterways and win a prize of up to £1,000!

More ways to give

Show your love for the waterways

From sponsored events to giving in memory to shopping online; find out about different ways to support us.

Why we need your help


We share expertise with local groups and give hands-on support


We work to protect the waterways’ unique heritage and environment


We campaign for the waterways at risk from underfunding and thoughtless development


Our incredible volunteers work tirelessly to improve the waterways

Sustainable boating

We are campaigning for boating on canals and rivers to be more sustainable.

Preserving heritage

Britain’s canals and rivers are a unique, living heritage. But that heritage is at risk.

Safeguarding waterways

Hundreds of miles of waterways are currently starved of funding.

Volunteers working on the restoration of the Stover Canal

Restoring waterways

Bringing Britain’s blue infrastructure back to life is good for people and places.

Photo competition

We invite photographers to submit entries for our annual photography competition. By entering, you can expect to see your imagery used across our website, blog pages, printed leaflets, reports and other communications materials.