Member Profile

Canal & River Trust


Head OfficeFirst Floor NorthStation House
500 Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

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Industry Associate

Stakeholder Group

Asset Owners

Product/Service Category (where applicable)

Nature of business

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, the Canal & River Trust’s historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. The Canal & River Trust is a charity which is entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

Details of business

Just a few steps away from our everyday lives, waterways give us a much-needed space where we can escape. Next to our canals and rivers we can relax and reconnect with ourselves, our environment and the people who matter to us. Our waterway network is a national treasure and the Canal & River Trust is here to ensure that it is protected forever.

Our mission is to inspire as many people as possible to connect with our canals and rivers and we will do this by:
• Being passionate about what we do
• Encouraging those with an interest in our work to become part of it
• Reaching out to those who have yet to discover this national treasure
• Ensuring our financial security by attracting sustainable income
Shaping our future
We believe that the true potential of our canals and rivers and their long-term survival will only be secured if we fully engage with our visitors, neighbours and business partners. By harnessing their goodwill, energy and expertise, we can widen the enjoyment of our waterways today while protecting them for future generations.

Our trustees believe we can unlock our waterways’ potential using the following six strategies:
• Ensuring our canals and rivers are open, accessible and safe
• Inspiring more people to enjoy the canals and rivers and support our work
• Earning financial security for our canals and rivers
• Doing everything we can to deliver on our charitable objectives
• Minimising the impact we make on scarce resources
• Establishing the Trust as a respected and trusted guardian of our canals and rivers

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