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Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust

Amount raised to date:


Regions receiving support:

England, Wales

Funding body:

Postcode Green Trust


David Suchet CBE, John Craven, Brian Blessed, Timothy West

Our players' support helps...

Canal and River Trust is one of the UK's newest charities – having been created in July 2012 as the successor to British Waterways.

It is the guardian of 2,000 miles of historic inland waterways in England and Wales including canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs – along with historic buildings, archives and three waterways museums.

When canals were first carved out countryside 200 years ago, they were the hard-working arteries of the industrial revolution. Today 50% of the population lives with five miles of a canal, river or towpath and they provide an essential place for wildlife and loved by millions of visitors each year.

Funding received from players of People's Postcode Lottery will specifically support two projects:

The Guillotine Lock

Funding will contribute to comprehensive repair works that will enable restoration of this rare, grade II listed building.

Rufford Water Voles Project

Funding will cover improvement work to the Rufford branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, transforming the banks into a suitable habitat for water voles to thrive.


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Head Office Address

Canal & River Trust

First Floor North

Station house

500 Elder Gate

Milton Keynes


Tel: 0303 040 4040


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