The Waterways Trust

The Waterways Trust

Charity information

The Waterways Trust

Our vision is of the UK waterway network revitalised, valued, supported and enjoyed by people from across the community. To do this, we work with many different organisations helping to realise the social, economic, educational and environmental benefits of our waterways.

We work with others and carry out waterway regeneration, conservation, recreation, community, arts and education projects. We help support communities and volunteers who want to become actively involved with their local waterway. By promoting and encouraging public involvement in our waterways, we aim to raise awareness and enjoyment of the waterways while bringing real and sustainable benefit to local communities.

To facilitate sustainable regeneration, we raise funds for waterways and related projects.

To promote a broader understanding of the value of the waterways to society, we operate and develop our museums and archives for leisure as well as for education and research. This important national resource also provides essential support for the management of waterways throughout the UK.