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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 supports the following 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.

Hedgerow Project

By recruiting a national network of 40 volunteers, funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery will enable Canal & River Trust to survey our canal-side hedgerows which have gone into decline by more than 50% over the last 70 years. A vital place for wildlife, the Trust will be able to create an improvement plan to fill gaps, carry out coppicing to allow growth, remove invasive species and plant new hedgerow that creates a corridor for wildlife.


Flood Works » March 2, 2016

Players' support is helping rebuild canals in the heart of flood-hit c...

Hedgerow Health Check » August 18, 2015

The Canal & River Trust are maintaining one of our most precious resou...

Players Help Rare Dormice » October 24, 2014

Survey by Canal & River Trust to help protect endangered dormice. Dorm...

Charities Share £2 Million » June 17, 2014

Today it was announced that players of People's Postcode Lottery will...

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Charity Gala 2014 » January 30, 2014

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Canal & River Trust Project Visit » May 16, 2013

Timothy West unveils the restored Guillotine Lock on the Stratford-upo...

Canal & River Trust Support » July 12, 2012

Today, Canal & River Trust officially announced their charity status....

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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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